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More than 150,000 saplings to be planted

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GHAZNI CITY: More than 150,000 saplings for the protection of
environment will be planted in the southern Ghazni province during
three years, officials said. The US Agency for International
Development (USAID) funded project will execute by the help of
Norwegian Committee in over 500 acres of land in the hills of Sultan
Mahmud Ghaznavi Shrine, an official said.

Agriculture and
Irrigation Director, Sultan Hossen Abasyar told Pajhwok Afghan News the
completion of the project will protect environment of the province. He
added the sapling will convert the area to a forest and will complete
in three periods.

The project will also provide job
opportunities for the area people, he continued. The planting of
saplings will be undertaken in the coming spring, said, Eng. Abdul Baqi
Omari, acting chief of Norwegian committee.

Water supplying
project for the saplings will be stared by farmers that will be trained
by the committee, Omari said, adding the farmers will also get more
information how to grow lawns in their own houses. The area people have
also expressed happiness about the project. It was a great step in
reconstruction of the area and to protect the environment, said Haji
Hamza, a tribal elder.

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Written by afghandevnews

November 1, 2008 at 3:40 am

Posted in Environment

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