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Solar energy, water supply schemes completed in Logar

Pul-i-alam, July 1, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Four development schemes have been executed in different villages of the central Logar province under the government’s flagship project called National Solidarity Programme (NSP).

The projects were completed in Sheerakhel, Malik Noor Muhammad and Ikhtiarkhel villages, Eng. Zafar Ahmadzai, in charge of NSPs provincial office, told Pajhwok Afghan News on Sunday.

He pointed out the water supply and solar energy schemes, initiated six months back, cost more than five million afghanis. Residents chipped in with 10 percent of the funds allocated for the projects, which will benefit 900 families.

Sheerakhel resident Muhammad Nasim Ahmadzai - hailing the successful implementation of the uplift plans - said their longstanding demands for clean drinking water supply and electricity had finally been met.

Local availability of solar energy would not only light up the villages but also obviate the need for the use of kerosene oil in lamps, said an excited Ahmadzai, who viewed the potable water schemes as an equally important facility for countryside residents.

Under the SNP, 200 development projects - big and small - have been completed in Logar so far.