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Japanese-funded vet clinic inaugurated.

JALALABAD (PAN): A Japan-funded veterinary clinic, costing id="mce_marker"47,461, was inaugurated in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, officials said.

Built under the National Area-Based Development Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the clinic created 5,000 labour days and benefitted 1,330 individuals.

The nine-room clinic has three bathrooms, Rural Rehabilitation Director Eng. Shad Baz told the inaugural ceremony, attended by representatives from Ministry of Agricultural, Irrigation and Livestock and tribal leaders.

A tribal leader, Haji Pir Mohammad, said: "The people of this district are dependent on livestock -- goats, sheep, cows, horses and chickens. Earlier, we did not have any veterinary clinic in the district."

He said that each year many of their animals were lost due to the absence of such a facility, hurting the farmers' economy. The elder hoped the clinic would benefit the district residents.

NABDP commenced as a joint initiative of the MRRD and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2002, with the goal of contributing to a sustainable reduction of poverty and an improvement of livelihoods in rural Afghanistan.

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