21 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-056

New irrigation canal opens in Nangarhar province

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A new irrigation canal opened in Goshta district, Nangarhar province on Tuesday.

The opening ceremony was attended by the district’s police chief, elders from the community, Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and the Jalalabad Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) commander, Lt. Col. David Naisbitt.

The project took eight months to complete and provided jobs to more than 150 local Afghans.

The Goshta elders said the project was a great benefit to the district as many more farmers in the area will benefit from the water in the irrigation canal. The farmers were also appreciative of the Nangarhar Irrigation Department and the PRT’s efforts.

Prior to the opening ceremony, ANA soldiers along with the Afghan National Police (ANP) helped the PRT’s soldiers donate rice, cooking oil, beans, blankets, coats and other winter supplies. They were provided to the Goshta sub-governor and will be provided to the most needy people in the area.

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