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Eight irrigation canals inaugurated in Balkh

KABUL: Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock on Sunday said that eight water irrigation canals have been inaugurated in northern Balkh province.

The construction work of eight irrigation canals for agriculture lands completed and inaugurated in Balkh province. The canal construction work cost a sum of afn 106.5 million, said the ministry in a statement.

Agriculture Irrigational and Livestock provincial head for Balkh, Mohammad Salem Saye, said that “the eight mentioned canals will irrigate totally 25,000 acres of land.”

He said that 3000 families will get benefits from this newly established irrigation canals.

Establishing of these canals will positively impact over preventing of wasting of water as well as will lead to betterment and increasing of harvest of lands covering through the project, he added.

He elaborated that Tagh Taghi and Qalandar canals with length of 802km in Dehdadi district, Mirza Qasem and Ismail canals with length of 505 km in Kholm district, Zozan, Borya Baf, Deh Qazi and Kata Khil with 19 km are those projects completed.

The beneficiary farmers while voicing pleasure over establishing new irrigation canals said that construction of these canals will help farmers to have enough water onetime on their cultivation. The farmers also pledge to protect in a better manner the canals.

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