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2,000 Samanganis to benefit from new projects

2,000 Samanganis to benefit from new projects

Oct 11, 2011 - 14:15

AIBAK (PAN): Nearly 2,000 people would benefit from the implementation of infrastructure projects in northern Samangan province, officials said on Monday.

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the projects are estimated to cost $ 1,050,000, a Mercy Corps organization official, Mohammad Younus Aftab, said.

The schemes would provide work opportunities to jobless people in the Firoz Nakhchir and Khuram Sar Bagh districts, he said.

The projects included the construction of 29 protective walls, 14 school boundary walls, 5 agricultural canals. Nearly a dozen projects of tailoring, carpet weaving and embroideries for women were also part of the schemes, he added.

Jobless people would work on the projects for at least two months, he said. Technical workers will receive 550 afghanis per day and 250 afghanis will be paid to non-technical workers, he said.

As many as 140 women and 380 men would benefit from the projects in the Firouz Nakhcher district, said Abdul Manan, the acting district chief. About 17 projects would be implemented in the Firouz Nakhcher district, he said.