The construction work of 3 water supply network projects started in Paktika by officials at the department of Paktika Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the province.
The three water supply networks are being under construction in Yusoof Khel, Zarghoon Shahr and Argon districts of the province, which will the projects provide safe drinkable water to thousands of people, officials said.
The projects built in cooperation with national Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program of the Department of Villages, Reconstruction and Development in Adana and with the financial support of UNICEF.
Paktika Authority Chief if the projects Engineer Nawab Khan Omari told BNA correspondent Muhammad Akram Shahab that this network is being built with the financial support of UNICEF at a cost of nearly eleven million Afghanis.
Meanwhile, the residents of the mentioned sites expressed their happiness over the construction of potable water networks and thanked the officials of the Paktika Province Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department for implementing this vital and necessary project.
According to officials, at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitstion and Development, the works of clean water supply networks and wells are continues on in various districts including the center of the province based on the various programs of the Ministry of Paktika province.
Residents of Yusef Khel district of Paktika Province, who are facing a shortage of safe drinking water, express hope that with the construction of this water supply network, their access to safe water will be easier.
Number of residents of Yusufkhel Paktika district were infected with cholera due to the use of unsanitary drinking water.