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Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani Visits Kandahar

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eng-nasir-ahmad-duraniDuring a recent visit to Kandahar province, H.E. Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), inaugurated development projects and paid visit from ongoing uplift projects in that province.


In the trip the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and his delegation were warmly welcomed by the local authorities, representatives of Community Development Councils, and Provincial Rural Rehabilitation and Development Director and employees. In a gathering with local authorities he talked in detail about the implementation of MRRD’s developmental plans across the province.
In a brief press conference, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development shed light on the achievements made so far by the MRRD. Addressing those at the press conference Minister Durrani said, “Since its inception in Kandahar province, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development has disbursed USD 59 million and 939 thousand for implementation of various public utility projects. But, since I have been elected as the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, I have disbursed USD 16 million and 797 thousand for implementation of development projects. In a comparison, we can clearly see that our one year’s work covers almost 28% of all activities done in the past 13 years. Also, I want to give the good news to the Kandahar villagers that next year we plan to disburse over 54 million US dollars for the implementation of 1535 uplift projects in Kandahar province.”
In Dand district, Minister Durrani accompanied by the local authorities, elders, prominent figures, and Community Development Council (CDC) and District Development Authority (DDA) Heads inaugurated the cleaning of an irrigation canal 18,000 meters in length, worth of 640 thousand Afs under the Maintenance Cash Grant Project of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD).
At the same time, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development paid visit from Arghandab district of Kandahar province. There in Arghandab, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development has officially opened a 26 meters long bridge project and handed it over to the people in Mir-Ab-Khoran village. Benefiting 300 rural households the bridge project was completed by the National Solidarity Program of the MRRD at a sum of AFN three million and 300 thousand.
In addition to the inauguration of bridge, Minister Durrani also visited another key development project in Nawi Mazra village of Arghandab being implemented by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. This project is under way at a sum of three million and 400 thousand Afs – funded by the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.
included in the MRRD Minister’s itinerary, he paid visit from the construction work of a retaining wall project 31-km in length being implemented in Pul-I-Khwaja-Malak area of Arghandab district. The retaining wall project is being implemented by the National Area-Based Development Program of the MRRD at a budget of USD 22 million and 300 thousand. Upon the completion of this infrastructure project 30,000 acres horticulture and 100,000 acres farming lands will be protected from the risks of monsoon flash floods.
, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development H.E. Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani has also visited Dala Dam located in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province. In a gathering attended by 15 district governors, Community Development Council (CDC) and District Development Authority (DDA) Heads the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development discussed the developmental plans of the MRRD for Kandahar province. In the gathering the MRRD Minister made promise that in case of availability of financial resources the MRRD will implement a project for cleaning of Dala Dam.
With funds from the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, together with the hard work of the local people, the implementation of development projects will pave the ground for local people gain access to basic services.