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Work on roads, drains in full swing in Lugar.

PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Construction work on different roads and drains in this capital city and all the districts of the central Lugar province was underway in full swing, officials said.

Funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the ongoing projects would take three more months to complete, said a spokesman for the provincial governor Din Mohammad Darvish. According to Darvish,80 percent work on a 15-kilometer road, linking Pul-i-Alam locality with Sarkh district had been completed and work on the remaining 20 percent earlier faced security problem has been restarted.

Darvish said with the help of technical advisors, the officials of the Governor's House had been trained in various fields and they were now able to prepare proposals on their own.

He said the training had been beneficial in drawing the attention of donor entities.

According to Darvish,the officials were imparted training in English language and computer skills.

The officials often visit the project sites both in capital city and districts in order to maintain high work standards, he said.

The government officials have been in constant contact with tribal leaders for consultations on the security situation and reconstruction issues.

In the area of education and health, Darvish, said dozens of projects are underway in the province.

The province-based ISAF forces had provided the provincial public health department with 8 ambulances,in addition to construction of a 12-bed hospital in Azra district.

Two school buildings in the same district had also been built recently.

Almost 2,000 students have been studying in these schools.

Another school building,having the capacity of accommodating 3,000 students in Kalangar locality of Pul-i-Alam had also been constructed.

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Publication:Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Date:Jul 27, 2009
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