AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Japan will build 14 schools and three clinics in eastern Nangarhar province at the total cost of $10 million, said an official source on Tuesday.
Nangarhar deputy governor, Muhammad Hanif Gerdiwal, told reporters that the construction works of the uplift projects would be kicked off next week. He said that the projects are funded by Japan.
The provincial education director, Dadullah Esmailzai, said that 45 percent of schools in the province don’t have buildings. “The 14 schools will benefit around 40,000 students,” he added.
Residents of the province voiced their pleasure and said that they severely needed the uplift projects.
Halim Khan, a dweller of the province said that their children are currently studying under the scorching sun. He said that this also the duty of local people to cooperate with the government in construction of new school buildings and reopening of the schools that are closed due to insecurity.