Fourteen developmental projects for public welfare have been inaugurated in central Bamyan and northern Baghlan provinces, officials said on Monday.
Apart from other development schemes, three and a half kilometres Bamyan River embankments would be concretised, Director of Irrigation Hussain Bakhash Hamdard told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Three bridges will also be constructed on the river, one for vehicles and two for pedestrians. Officials hope the projects will add to the beauty of the province and save inhabitants from flooding.
Deputy Governor Muhammad Asif Mubaligh said the projects, funded by the Japanese aid agency JICA, would cost $170, 0000.
Meanwhile, 10 projects were inaugurated in neighboring Baghlan province, Director of Rural Development Abdul Rab Hakimi said.
The schemes included new roads, canals and hydropower projects, Hakimi added. They cost over 10 million afs granted by the Ministry of Rural Development.