NANGARHAR PROVINCE- On May 10, 2006 government officials and community elders publicly opened the 21.25 km farm to market road in Khogyani District of Nangarhar province.
On May 10, 2006 government officials and community elders publicly opened the 21.25 km farm to market road in Khogyani District of Nangarhar province. The road was built with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT).
This road is part of the 72 km farm to markets road program which covers Behsud, Khogyani, Sherzad, Shinwar, Batikot and Pachir wa Agam districts of Nangarhar Province.
According to the community, the road will not only help farmers send their agriculture products to nearby markets, but facilitate better transportation especially for expectant mothers and children.
In the ceremony a local elder said: “Khogyani is like a white cloth where a minor color stain is highly visible, similar is Khogyani where a small assistance is felt, valued and appreciated.” He added: “We therefore highly appreciate the American people’s contribution in promoting economic development of war trodden Afghans, especially of those living on agriculture”.
USAID assistance for the Kogyani project was $374,000 and completed in a six month period. This 72 km project totals $1.2 million.