Farah security govt’s priority: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani travelled to Farah province on Saturday morning, to closely review the relief operation and assistance to flood affected people, a Presidential statement said.
During his stay in the province, the president met with provincial council members and extended his condolences over martyrdom of the former provincial council chief, the statement said.
The president went on saying that government had firm will for management of the country’s waters and work on construction of the Bakhsh Abad dam is underway. “Farah has agricultural potential. The provincial products, including the pomegranate would be exported to abroad.”
The president said security of Farah was government’s priority, adding the provincial electricity to be ensured via Turkmenistan exported power transmission line.
Representing others, Alhaj Dadullah Qani thanked government’s attention towards the province. He explained a number of demands, including security, water management, asphalting of Abdu Naser Farahi road, establishing green houses and exporting of the agricultural products.
According to another report, President Ghani met with a number ofFarah’s ulema and influential figures. The Ulema reiterated their support of government’s programs, adding peace would bring a new chapter of hopes and stability to Afghanistan.
Assuring security and development of the province, President Ghani said government would spare no effort to provide security and boost agricultural capacity of the province. The president said the electricity rates of the province which is being produced by diesel generators would be reduced from 35 to 17 Afghanis effective from new solar year.
The Kabul Times

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