The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Nangarhar Mamli Garden Canal project completed

Nangarhar Mamli Garden Canal project worth 4.7 million AFG has been completed. According to head of Nangarhar River Zone Sayed Fazil Ahad Hashimi told The Kabul Times that Mamli Garden project funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been completed by Islamic Relief Organization with close coordination of the province’s river zone department.
Based on the project, 5 km canal of the Mamli Garden has been renovated and completed. Besides, construction of 700m protective wall, cleaning of the canal with length of 5km and construction of 14 small bridges have been part of the project.
With implementation of the project, 5,000 acres of agricultural fields are now irrigated and more than 10,000 people have been benefited.
Besides, 1,400 people have got opportunities to work in the project.
“Mamli Garden is in Nangarhar’s Khogyani district, located 42 km far from Jalalabad city. It was first built during Shah Jahan almost 400 years ago. Mamla was a daughter of Shah Jahan,” Hashimi said, adding that the garden has changed to a tourist site as it was reconstructed during Amir Habibullah Khan.
Meanwhile, two irrigation canals have been recently constructed with the total cost of 10 million afghani in eastern Nangarhar province with financial support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Local officials say thousands of acres of land will be irrigated after construction of the two canals. According to Agriculture and Livestock director Mawlavi Abdul Sattar Mohammad the two canals were constructed in Ghanikhel and Moman Dara districts with UNDP financial support.
Construction of the 800-meter-long canal in Ghanikhel consumed 5.5 million afghanis and the project took three months to complete. The canal had a 1250-meter long protective wall and three culverts and nearly 500 people worked in the project.
The official said the construction of the Hazarnaw canal in Moman Dara district took three months to complete. Ten culverts were also constructed as part of the 240 meters long canal that consumed 4.3 million afghanis. Beside construction of the new canal, the old 2,100 meter canal was also de-silted.
As many as 500 people were busy on work during the construction of the canal that would bring under irrigation 1250 acres of land.
Officials say efforts are being made to execute such projects in order to prevent drought and increase the level of agricultural production in Nangarhar.
Samiullah Momand

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.