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Several projects to provide irrigation to farm lands were recently inaugurated in the Baghlan province, reports Citizen Journalist Ajmal Omari. The cost of these projects exceeds more than 300 million Afghani and was paid for by the government of Germany.

River in Baghlan (Picture by Ajmal Omari)

These include six project in Turkmanha, Qunduz Tapa, Ba Dilwari, Akhta Chi,  Gohargan and Pol-e-K regions amounting to nearly 5.6 million dollars.

Shujauddin Ziayee, deputy of water sector in Ministry of Energy and Water, inaugurated these projects, and said, “NUG has a special consideration on providing water, since that will help develop agricultural growth in Afghanistan.”

He thanked the government of Germany for cooperating on these infrastructural projects. He also revealed that the government has plans for the first dam in Pol-e-Khumre with the assistance of several organizations.

Meanwhile, Manfred Mayr, Commissioner for Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, said that Germany plans to improve the agricultural sector of Afghanistan through such projects.

Inauguration of the irrigation projects in Baghlan

Inauguration of the irrigation projects in Baghlan

However, authorities of the province emphasized on the need to maintain these project by residents.

Farmers and residents of Baghlan were pleased and welcomed the support of German government. They said implementing such projects will have a positive impact on agriculture and help multiply crops of the lands.

Projects that include canals and dams will help manage thousands of agricultural lands and increase productivity.

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6 irrigation projects inaugurated in Baghlan

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