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Over 70 percent of Kabul residents don't have access to clean drinking water

Seventy-two percent of residents in Afghan capital Kabul don't have access to clean drinking water, according to officials.

Sardar Wali Malikzai, head of water supply department for capital zone, said that only 28 percent of Kabul residents have access to safe drinking water.
He said that the level of access to drinking water in Kabul would increase by channelling water in Sayad, Panjshir and Shah Tut Dam to the city.
Meanwhile, officials said that the World Bank would provide support in increasing Afghans’ access to drinking water.
In a meeting with Afghanistan’s acting finance minister in the United States, a top World Bank official has pledged that the bank would invest in Afghanistan water.
Finance ministry’s spokesman Shamroz Khan Masjidi said that the investment would address drinking water scarcity in Kabul and other provinces.
The bank has financial commitment for filtering and supplying water from Shah Tut Dam, an India-backed project which is expected to deliver drinking water to 2.2 million residents in Kabul.
Logar 2 water supply project is also backed by World Bank, whose work is half complete.
The project is expected to cover 12,000 Kabul residents in Wazir Akbar Khan, Shahr-e-Naw, Qala-e-Fathullah, Taimani, Wazir Abad and Tahya Maskan.
 
Source : tolo news
Sunday 15 September 2019 17:03
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