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2 solar-powered water projects implemented in Laghman

During the inauguration of the projects, Uruzgan Governor Mawlavi Ali Jan Ahmad
said about 6,470 families found access to clean drinking water with the completion of the
schemes, according to the statement.

MEHTARLAM: Two solarpowered water supply projects, worth 9.5 million Afghani (125,743 U.S. dollars) have been implemented and put into service in the country’s eastern province of Laghman, the provincial Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department said in a statement the other day. and work on another 10 water supply projects has been launched in five districts of eastern Laghman province, local officials said on Monday. Director of the provincial Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department Mawlavi Mohammad Zahir Zarkmar said two solar-powered water supply projects were completed with financial support of Afghanistan Humanitarian Aid Fund in Esmat and Chahar Dihi villages on theoutskirts of Mehtarlam city and enabled 500 families to find access to clean drinking water, according to the statement. “Work on 10 more solar-powered water supply projects worth over 40 million Afghani has been started in five districts (Alingar, Alishang, Dawlat Shah, Qarghayo, Bad Pakh) and the construction on the projects will be completed within one year,” the statement quoted Zarkmar as saying. Malik Abdullah Ahmadi, a tribal elder of Garooch area in Bad Pakh district, said residents had been facing many problems in the absence of clean drinking water and now with the completion of the project and can use safe and drinking water, asking the Islamic Emirate and the NGOs to pay necessary attention in implementing water supply projects in Laghman province. Also, based on another statement from the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department of Uruzgan province two drinking water supply projects costing 18 million Afghani have been completed and put into service in Chora district and Tirinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province. During the inauguration of the projects, Uruzgan Governor Mawlavi Ali Jan Ahmad said about 6,470 families found access to clean drinking water with the completion of the schemes, according to the statement. Governor Ahmad said the projects have been implemented with the financial support of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and executed by the Kandahar Refugee Organization (KRO) in Sarkh Marghab area of Trinkot and Khoshkhy area of Chora district, solving water shortage problem. Director of the provincial rural rehabilitation and development department Mawlavi Mohammad Ghani Bilal, Uruzgan said the completion of the projects would positively impact the economic situation of the people. He said earlier residents of these areas were suffering from various diseases due to the lack of clean drinking water, but now the people had found access to potable water. He urged residents of the two areas to cooperate with them in maintenance of these networks. Mohammad Nabi Naibi

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