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Government promises to implement irrigation projects in ‘all cities’ in new Persian Year

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KABUL: The Urban Water Supply and Sewage company says it would implement irrigation projects in all cities by the end of the 1400 Persian Year (March 2022).

Hamidullah Yalani, head of the company said Monday that the projects were underway in 22 cities, assuring that many people in other cities would also benefit once the projects are completed.

“We have already implemented projects in 17 cities and now we are providing services in 22 other cities and we plan to implement the projects in all the cities of the country by the end of the current solar year,” Yalani said.

He added the comprehensive program for the sewage system of Kabul city would be completed with the cooperation of German government at a cost of 3.5 million dollars.

According to Yalani, the company now provides irrigation facilities to two million people.

But experts doubtfully look at the implementation of the aforementioned projects.

“Irrigation projects should be implemented on the basis of scientific research, but I do not think, we will be able to implement the projects in all cities of the country within a year,” said Yassin Setiz, an environmental expert.

Lack of standardized water system, arbitrary digging of wells and other factors cause the waste of underground water reserves that will change Kabul and other cities uninhabitable in the near future.

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