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With the inauguration of canal and retaining wall projects tens acres of land became under irrigation in Kurkh district of Herat Province

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The mentioned projects were implemented according to the survey of National Area-Based Development Program (NABDP) Engineers and needs of farmers of Kurkh district of Herat province, the projects of 315 meters long retaining wall in Qal-e-Moudood and 360 meters irrigation canal in Bala region of Kurkh district been completed at a cost of USD 100000 and has been resolved the problems of rural farmers in term of shortage of agricultural water.

According to Agha Mohammad Siddiqi Director of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department of Herat province benefiting from the mentioned projects in the spring campaign has another advantage to the farmers of few villages, thus Community Development Councils (CDC’s) have expressed preparations to not only contribute in the National Solidarity Program projects but they will also make 10% contribution in other development projects of MRRD too and with the creation of poor box and making of committees they are protecting the development projects and they will never grow poppies in their agricultural lands.

Likewise, to launch a series of development projects in villages of the country the construction work of a retaining wall inaugurated in Durkhil village of Rukha district in Panjshir province.

This 318 meters long and two meters width retaining wall will be constructed through National Area-Based Development Program (NABDP) of the MRRD in upcoming five months at a cost of USD 106862 from the budget of MRRD with ten percent contribution of the rural people. The mentioned retaining wall intended near to Panjshir Sea to protect the gardens of Durkhil village, that simultaneous residential houses will also be safe from the harm of the water.