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Germany’s million dollar aid to Takhar province

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Germany’s million dollar aid to Takhar province

Takhar’s Governor, Ahmad Faisal Bekzad, signed a USD 5mn contract with a German delegation on Tuesday.

Mr. Bekzad said the aid goes towards building seawalls in the coastal region of the province.

Based on the surveys, the construction of seawalls in Taloqan, capital of the Takhar province, will cost more than USD 5mn.

Situated in the North, Takhar has been a recipient of very few development and reconstruction projects.

The 4km long seawall in Taloqan would help prevent the infiltration of floodwater into the nearby villages.

“With the construction of the seawall, more than 77,000 households would be protected from the potential dangers arising from floods,” said Eng. Mohammad Salim Akbar.

Eng. Akbar added that the project provides work opportunities to 127,000 individuals from Takhar.

The rise of the sea level and its risks to the agricultural lands is the main concern of the residents in Takhar.

According to the residents, tens of households were displaced last year as a result of heaving flooding, and more than 500 hectares of lands were destroyed.

The project would be completed in a year.



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