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3 irrigation projects costing nearly 11m afs executed in Nangarhar

3 irrigation projects costing nearly 11m afs executed in Nangarhar

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25 Jan 2023 - 20:15
3 irrigation projects costing nearly 11m afs executed in Nangarhar
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25 Jan 2023 - 20:15

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three water supply projects costing 10.7 million afghanis and bringing under irrigation hundreds of acres of land have been completed in eastern Nangarhar province.

The projects, including construction of canals, waterheads and aqueduct systems, were executed in Achin and Ghanikhel districts, the provincial Agriculture Department director said on Wednesday.

Maulvi Abdul Sattar Mohammad said the projects were completed with financial assistance of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and technical cooperation of the Danish refugee agency.

He said a waterhead, a 53-meter canal and a 50-meter retaining wall were constructed in Gawa village of Achin district at a cost of 2.5 million afghanis.

Similarly, a waterhead and a 160-meter canal were built in Bagh Dara area of the district at a cost of 2.8 million afghanis.

Mohammad said 256 people worked on the projects that brought under irrigation 300 acres of agricultural land in the Achin district.

He said 500 meters of canals, 10 small bridges and as many waterheads were constructed in Degi area of Ghanikhel district at a cost of 5.4 million afghanis and 2000 meters of other canals were desilted.

The officials said 170 people were provided with work opportunity in the projects and 1000 acres of land was brought under irrigation.

Sayed Rahman, a resident of Bagh Dra area of Achin district, said farmers had to face many problems in irrigating their lands before construction of the water supply projects.

Officials say efforts are ongoing to deal with drought by executing such projects in cooperation with international aid giving agencies.

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