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Poverty alleviation project launched in Balkh

Poverty alleviation project launched in Balkh

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Jun 07, 2017 - 22:38

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A 17 million afghanis project, a national program aimed at alleviating poverty and joblessness, was launched on Wednesday in northern Balkh province.

Government officials said the national program would help alleviate poverty and joblessness in the country.

Coming all the way from Kabulinfo-icon, urban governance official Mohammad Nasir Hameed told the project’s launching ceremony at the governor’s house here that the national program was aimed at fighting poverty and joblessness in urban and rural areas across the country.

Technical and Sectorial affairs in-charge at the Balkh governor’s house, Zabihullah Akhtari, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the project was being executed by local governments.

He said the 10-year project was launched on Wednesday from Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh and would be extended to four districts in the first phase.

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