Afghan government has paid more than USD 90mn on development projects in Badakhshan

KABUL: (MEP) – Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development officials said that more than USD 90mn has been paid on development projects in Badakshan province in the last ten years, Wadsam reported.

Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Wais Barmak said over 2,800 uplift projects have been completed in 1,984 villages, while another 600 projects are currently in the process in several districts.

Meanwhile, some parliamentarians have demanded more measures from the government to address the problems of the residents. According to some MPs, the completed projects have been able to solve only 50% of the residents’ problems.

Minister Barmak assured that within a year a bridge would be built over Kokcha River to link 10 districts with the capital of the province. The projects are estimated to cost USD 1.5mn.

Badakhshan Governor Shahwali Adeeb praised the Ministry for the on-time completion of the projects and emphasized on more work to be done on the infrastructure development of the province.

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