New hospital to open in Khost; development projects announced in Farah and Kandahar

This fall, Khost City will have a new 100-bed hospital, according to a NATO news release. Work is nearly complete on the hospital, which will have an emergency room, male, female and children’s wards, mid-wife and maternity wards, x-ray and oncology departments, laboratories,В  inpatient and outpatient care facilities, as well as office space for medial personnel. The International Medical Corps will supply the hospital with the necessary equipment. The current Khost hospital has only 50 beds, and it serves a population of nearly 1 million people.В  With the construction of this hospital, more people will have access to quality healthcare and more jobs will be created for the people.

In Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, provincial governor Rahool Amin visited Pur Chaman district to announce 6 new development projects for the district. The projects include: a micro-hydro plant to develop electrification, solar street lights, a boy’s school, an expansion of a health clinic, a security wall around a girl’s school, and a bee keeping facility to promote the district’s honey production. Pur Chaman’s 40,000 residents rely mostly on honey and almond production to make a living.

Finally, Pajhwok Afghan News reported today that 150 kilometers of footpaths and an 80 kilometer sewerage network will be built in the capital of Kandahar province. 50 kilometers of footpaths have already been built in the city, so this new project will bring it to a total of 200 kilometers of footpaths.

September 20, 2010 В· admin В· No Comments
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