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ANDMA compensates victims of Badakhshan avalanche

Faizabad, December 17, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) distributed a cash amount of one million Afghanis among victims of heavy snowfall in north eastern Badakhshan province on Monday.

Dr. Abdul Haq, an official of the Authority told Pajhwok Afghan News the families of those killed were given about 30,000 afghanis while 10,000 afghanis were given to the wounded.

Some 17 people were killed and 16 were wounded in avalanche that occurred in Warbam valley between Baharak and Arghanchkhwa districts last week.

Meanwhile, three building one for appellate court and two for agriculture department were completed with cost a of $235,000 in the northern Kunduz province on Monday.

Chief of appellate court Muhammad Ali Murad told this news agency the double storey building which cost about 175,000 US dollars provided by Italian government completed within a year.

Kunduz Agriculture Director Abdul Aziz Nekzad said the first building of agriculture department that will be used for conferences, workshops, seminars and meetings costing $25,000 was completed with the support of the German organization named (GTZ).

He added the second building that will be used as a store for the medicines of the veterinary section which contains 20 tones of medicines costed $35,000 and was completed within a year by the support of an Argentinean organization named (PRV).