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Water supply, road projects inaugurated in Nangarhar

Jalalabad, July 12, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Water supply and road projects, costing 500,000 dollars, have been inaugurated in the eastern Nangarhar province.

An official informed Pajhwok Afghan News on Thursday the schemes - a 15-kilometre paved road and 30 wells - were completed in Sheikh Misri Dag town.

Provincial Refugee Affairs Director Abdur Rehman Shams said a hundred small bridges under construction in the town would be completed in four months.

Shams revealed the government had approved his department’s proposal for the construction of a health clinic to provide 24-hour services to the people.

Work on the clinic and a mosque would get under way in the near future, he promised, saying they were trying to give the inhabitants maximum possible facilities.

One dweller Shah Wali, happy about the completion of the plans benefiting 1000 families, said wells alone were not enough to resolve the potable water problem. Water from the wells should be piped to houses, he suggested.