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Paktika to get 300 social projects

AT-KABUL: As many as 300 different projects will be carried out at a cost of five million dollars in southeastern Paktika province in the next solar year which will begin on March 21 this year, a local official said Monday.

The rural rehabilitation and development director in the province Najibullah Mujahid said that the projects would be implemented under the National Solidarity Program in Sharana, the provincial capital.

The projects include building of bridges, retaining walls, providing potable water service and playgrounds, Mujahid pointed out.

“The implementation of these projects will solve the problems of thousands of the residents.”

Local residents suggest that the projects should be given to private contractors, arguing that they had the capacity to maintain the quality.

A resident of Sharana Gulab accused the national solidarity program of doing not the projects good, saying that the projects it carried out in Paktika were not as good as it had done in other provinces.

Paktika is one of insecure provinces as it shares a long border with Pakistan from where the Taliban insurgents enter Afghan soil, carrying out attacks against the security forces as well as the civilians.

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