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Afghanistan: 17 development projects for 7 provinces

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Kabul - Today (01/05/2007), Mohammad Ehsan Zia, Minister for Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), signed 17 development projects with private construction companies at his office meeting room.

These projects include the construction of: 2 clinics, 4 schools - each school will have rooms for 8 classes- 3 high schools, 4 new roads, asphalting of 2 roads, water reservoir and the construction of a protection wall. They will be implemented in the districts of 7 provinces, mainly in Badghis, Faryab, Farah, Bamyan, Baghlan, Balkh and Badakhshan.

"The immediate benefit of these projects is that they will create 5,310 working days which will benefit hundreds of individual and their families for between 6 to 24 month period and the longer term benefit would be that thousands of people in the districts of these provinces -for some, for the first time- will have access to health, education and clean-drinking water facilities- most importantly, they will be able to bring their produce and goods to the markets with ease", said the Minister.

Seven of these projects will be implemented in the province of Faryab, 4 in the province of Badghis and the rest will be implemented in other 5 provinces mentioned above.

The total value of these projects is USD 6,253,608 and it comes from the Counter Narcotics Trust Fund (CNTF) and the MRRD's National Area Based Development Programme (NABDP) and it is being executed by the Ministry.

By building health clinics, schools, clean drinking water networks, roads, and other social and technical projects; MRRD is not only improving the livelihoods of the rural people of Afghanistan, but it is also creating job opportunities for them.

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development

Projects which were signed today, May 01/ 2007

No
Name of the Project
Implementation site
District
Province
Cost of projects
Working days
1
Construction of a school with 16 rooms and 8 toilets
Bagh-e-Bustan
Qurghan
Faryab
USD 287,672
240
2
Construction of a school with 16 rooms and 8 toilets
Alti Bolak
Qrmaqul
Faryab
USD 257,917
240
3
Construction of a school with 16 rooms and 8 toilets
Garziwan
Garziwan
Faryab
USD 278,250
240
4
Construction of a high school
Almar
Almar
Faryab
USD 248,437
240
5
Construction of a clinic
Shakh
Qaisar
Faryab
USD 72,675
180
6
Construction of a clinic
Bandar
Kohistan
Faryab
USD 76,921
180
7
Construction of the roads lying in the vicinity of the province
Around the governor's house
Centre
Bamyaan
USD 196,633
180
8
Construction of 25..5 km road
Banwal-i-pulehesar
Andarab
Baghlan
USD 1,064,175
720
9
Construction of a road
From Zaman until Khum Gardak
Murghab
Badghis
USD 430,138
240
10
Asphalting of a road
Zaman to Khum Gardak
Murghab
Badghis
USD 1,064,420
720
11
Construction of a road
From Rebatak to Band-e- yakhak
Qadis
Badghis
USD 146,796
240
12
Asphalting of a road
Rabatak to Band-i-yakhak
Qadis
Badghis
USD 1,107,872
720
13
Water Reservoir
Khulam
Khulam
Balkh
USD 168,382
240
14
Construction of a protection wall
Balabulak, Anardara
Balabulak, Anardara
Farah
USD 154,662
210
15
Construction of a school
Upper Yaftal
Yaftal Bala
Badakhshan
USD 142,645
240
16
Construction of a high school
Khwaja Sabzposh
Deh Now
Faryab
USD 258,586
240
17
Construction of a school
Argo
Argo
Badakhshan
USD 299,527
240

Total Cost of the project: USD 6,253, 608 5,310