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Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development signs contracts for 15 new projects

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Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development  signs contracts for 15 new projects

Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, has signed contracts for 15 new projects with private construction companies. Of the 15 projects, 10 are part of  the National Rural Access Program (NRAP) and 5 are water supply network projects with the Regional Programs of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development .

The 10  projects in the NRAP program include the construction and graveling of 95-kilometer rural roads in the provinces of Urozgan, Ghazni, Faryab, Balkh, Takhar, Khost, Pakita and Kabul.

Funded by the NRAP and the World bank, with a budget of AFN 283,000,000 (USD 4,909,784) these projects will help around 165,000 people have improved access education and health facilities and local markets. In the process, these projects will also create approximately 64,000 labor days will be created for the locals during the implementation period.

The five water supply network projects of the Regional Programs of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development will be implemented in various villages of, Dawlatyar, Lal-wa-Sarjangal and Dolina districts of Ghor province. These projects will be completed with a budget of AFN 10,379,753 (USD 180,079) with the financial support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The completion of these water supply projects will help over 640 rural families gain access to safe drinking water.

The construction work will start later this year in collaboration with the Community Development Councils (CDCs).



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