Water supply scheme expansion boost revenue in Herat

Herat City, December 30, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): The revenue of the water department has jumped to 43 millions in last six months due to expansion of Herat city water project with the support of Germany,

Habibullah Zaworan, head of water department in western Herat city told Pajwhok Afghan News that this amount shows 20 per cent increase compared with last year.

He said the second phase of Herat water expansion project which was launched in 2004 by German at the cost of 5.5 million euros has provided over 30000 families with hygiene water and helped in revenue boost.

Zaworan said over five million cubic meter water has been provided to civilians and public and religious sites in various parts of the city.

He added over 80 per cent of the residence in Herat city has access to clean water in the 10 districts with the total population of over 670000 residents.

He said one cubic meter water cost 20 afghanis for business centers and markets while it cost 6 afghanis for residents.