English | دری

Sheberghan residents complain about lack of clean water

in Afghan Business

Sheberghan residents complain about lack of clean water

Residents from the city of Sheberghan have expressed their deep concerns about the lack of drinkable water in the area and have urged water supply authorities to take the steps needed to eliminate the problem.

“One well is used by more than 50 houses and shopkeepers. Our problem of lack of drinkable water is not addressed yet,” said Hayatullah Yaktan, one of the residents of Sheberghan city.

On the other hand, some residents said that a number of wells with hand pumps have been built by some governmental and non-governmental organizations. However, most of the hand pumps are damaged, as residents do not use them with care.

Meanwhile, Director of Water Supply Company in Sheberghan Mohammad Israr said that the 4 deep wells, which are 40yr old, provide water to 600 households in Qara Kent town intermittently.

According to Mr. Israr, drinkable water used to be distributed to the residents house by house through a modern water supply system project called Qara Kent. The project was initiated in 2005 by Ministry of Urban Development with financial collaboration from the World Bank.

The project halted in 2010, and it has not begun its operations back despite the repeated requests of the provincial officials.

The water supply authorities assured that the people’s problem will be resolved as soon as the aforementioned project restarts.



Related Articles

Azerbaijan gives financial help for uplift

The Azerbaijan International Development Assistance Agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within UN Development Program, has provided financial support

Chabahar port soon to become a done deal

Afghanistan is hopeful that the Chabahar port would soon become a done deal after the signing of an agreement with

All properties of Kabul Bank must be sold in one month- President Hamid Karzai

President Hamid Karzai has assigned the Kabul Bank’s Receivership Department to sell all assets of Kabul Bank within a month.

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.