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Khost, Maidan Wardak get new uplift projects

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upleft-project-1Construction work on a key bridge connecting Tarizo and Alishir districts in southeastern Khost province is kicked-off on Sunday, an official said.

Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony, Deputy Governor Abdul Wahid Patan said the bridge would help connect the two districts.

The bridge is said to be 100-metre long and eight metre width, with the work on the vital project would complete in one year at a cost of 82 million afghanis to be provided by the World Bank (WB).

Public Works Director Eng. Mamoor Shah said efforts were on to build bridges in the province to alleviate people’s problems. This time, he said work on seven long bridges was underway in different areas of the province.

Expressing satisfaction over the construction of new bridge, Mohammad Umar Khan, a resident of the locality, said the completion of the new project would minimize problems of the residents. The people his area, he recalled were facing with immense problems during incessant rain followed by flood.

In central Maidan Wardak province, construction work on finance department building had been completed, which was handed to the officials concerned for formal use.

The new facility has 13 rooms and completed at a cost of 12.5 million afghanis in one year, Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, said.

Acting Minister for of Economy Hukam Khan Habibi during the inauguration ceremony said two more mega-projects would be launched to be funded by the government of India.

He said the contraction work of administration and business institute would begin in the coming week in Syedabad district which would cost $1 million.

In addition, he said India had pledged to fund the construction of 30-bed hospital in the province and work on the project would be launched in the near future.