TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Some residents of Kokcha region districts have stressed over the fortification of Amu River banks and warned against leaving their homes if government did not pay attention.
They said past government often offered assurances in this regard but remained unfulfilled.
Amin Khan, the resident of Takhar’s Durqad district, said every year, with the arrival of winter and spring, there are floods in the Amu Sea, which mostly cause the destruction of agricultural lands and grasslands.
He added during the time of the previous government, many committees took over the plans to start the fortifications of the Amu Sea; But its practical work was not realized and now the residents of some areas of this district have been forced to leave their homes.
Ehsanullah, another resident of Kokcha region, said the water of the Amu Sea, which flows on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, inflicted harm on the people every year due to the lack of fortifications, in addition to financial losses.
Some other residents expressed similar views and demanded the government to resolve the matter.
Mawlavi Hamdullah Taloqani, director Borders and Tribal Affairs Department, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News the concerns of the people and said the recommendation regarding the fortification of Amo River sides had been presented in the cabinet meeting and efforts were underway to practically implement the plan.
He acknowledged If the leadership of the caretaker government does not pay attention to the practical work of strengthening this river sides, it will witness the destruction of thousands of acres of agricultural land, grasslands and residential houses as a result of floods
He assured that steps would be taken to resolve the problems faced by the people of Kokcha region.