President Ghani praises ANDSF response to Kandahar flood victims

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has met local elders, officials and flood-affected families in southern Kandahar province here on Saturday. At the head of a high-level delegation, President Ghani travelled to Kandahar City late on Saturday, where earlier, he had been to western Farah province.
Addressing a gathering at the 205thAtal Military Corps compound, he praised the air force for rescuing marooned families and thanked traders for aiding the victims, the statement from presidential press office said.
While announcing 100 million Afghanis in emergency assistance to the affected families, he said 30 million Afghanis would be spent on rehabilitating the  agriculture sector, the statement added.
“The family of every martyr will receive 50,000 Afghanis and relatives of each injured will be given 25,000 Afghanis,” the president said,
Every family whose house was destroyed by floods will be paid 15,000Afs. A compensation of 7,500afs would be paid to each one whose house was partially damaged.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MoAIL) would provide 1,000 tons of flour to the affected families and 1,000 tons of food items for Kochis’ livestock, he promised.
President Ghani vowed to provide medical assistance to residents of the flood-hit province. He asked local officials to determine the number of flood victims, If the number is higher, aid levels will be increased.
President Ghani added a technical delegation would visit the province soon to identify flood-vulnerable houses and work on providing the occupants land plots elsewhere.
Work on the Kadani dam in Spin Boldak district would be initiated soon, as it was a consistent demand of slain police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq, he said.
President Ghani said that respect to the Loy Ahmad Shah Baba was an honor for every Afghan and work on his residential compound would be conducted soon.
He said a preliminary study of de-silting and raising the height of Delhi dam had been completed. Practical work in this regard will be launched soon. The dam is designed to provide water for 50 years to the province.
The Kabul Times

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