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Monday, February 11, 2013
Kabul (BNA)   The increasing pollution of environment of the cities of the country particularly Kabul has caused a serious concern of the citizens and sources related to World Health Organization say, annually more than 3000 people lose their lives in Kabul because of respiratory and other diseases originate from air pollution.
The BNA commentator on public life affairs writes;
The grave air pollution of Kabul threatens the lives of its almost 5 million residents. The mortality rate caused by air pollution is twofold of the casualties caused by war in this country.
The figures on casualties among civilians because of disputes in Afghanistan in 2012, reached 1400 people while the number of people who lost their lives because of air pollution was more than 300 cases.
There are many factors that have changed Kabul in to the most polluted city and relevant organs are incapable to overcome this grave problem. The worst sources of air pollution in the capital of the country are using low quality oil, generating smoke vehicles, using low quality materials (robber and plastic) in baking brick kilns and bathes and excessive use of coal and wood as fuel during the cold season. Meanwhile lack of green sites in Kabul, density of population in the city, unbalanced expansion of the city, un-asphalted roads, lack of canalization, non-observance of hygiene by the citizens and their cooperation with relevant state organs among them municipality have been caused dust and particles of feces rise on the air which practically threatens the life of the citizens of the city. Hospital sources in Kabul say, respiratory diseases, heart attacks and cancer cases increase was unprecedented    in the country.
Presently, the level of air pollution in Kabul is more than 20 micrograms which is much higher the level of air pollution in the capital of neighboring countries. Therefore, the level of air pollution in Kabul is much higher than the international accepted standards. Daily 2000 cubic meters of garbage is produced in the city, while the relevant organs have no the capability to deliver one thousand cubic meters outside the country. When the garbage becomes dry, produces particles named PM2/ 10 which causes cancer, respiratory and skin diseases and allergies.
The environmentalists warn that if a serious attention is not made for settling this already critical problem, its consequences could be horrible and disastrous and further increases the mortality rate because of the diseases caused by air pollution.  To prevent the occurring of such a situation, it is necessary to invest more on anti- pollution campaign in order to end this fatal problem and to ensure a healthy and safe environment for Afghans.               
Written By: Khalil Minawi BNA Director
 

Monday, February 11, 2013
Sheberghan (BNA) The digging work of 60 wells and cleaning of 96 km canals was started in Jouzjan province.
Authorities of rural rehabilitation and development dept. of Jouzjan said, the work on digging the wells and cleaning of canals in the relevant areas of Sheberghan the capital of Jouzjan was started yesterday and will be complete within 4 months. 
Engineer Mohammad Yousof Sayeedi head of rural rehabilitation and development dept. of Jouzjan said BNA, the people of Sheberghan had no potable water and digging the wells will settle the shortage of potable water for 3000 families.
According to him 96 km water canals will be cleaned in Sheberghan and 750 meter of retaining wall will be construct and 25 jiribs of agricultural lands will be irrigate. 
Sayeedi said the cost of the projects will pay by a German organization at the cost of 620,000 dollars. 
The German organization has worked since 8 years in construction section in frame of national solidarity of rural rehabilitation and development dept. of Jouzjan and during the 6 last months, 200 deep wells excavated with financial of this institution in Sheberghan city.   
The head of rural rehabilitation and development of Jouzjan said that in current year, more than 300 deep wells have been excavated in the related areas of this province and more than 10,000 families have access to potable water.
 

Sunday, February 10, 2013
Khost (BNA) Three public utility projects were inaugurated and came under exploitation in Khost province. 
Abdul Jabar Naemi governor of Khost said BNA, the 3 projects including of recreation parks Maton hill of Khost which called as Tapa Solh (peace and friendship hill). 
According to the source, the projects consists of construction of 1800 km retaining wall, construction of bus station in area of 1800 square meter and asphalting of 800 meter road within the recreation park.  The projects have been constructed from development budget of Khost municipality at the cost of 48,500,000 Afghanis. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Sunday, February 10, 2013
Pul-e-Alam (BNA)  A mosque, a 12 classroom school, 6 bridges, 3 small bridges were put into the exploitation of displaced people from Mis Ainak area. 
A function was held for this purpose, Wahidullah Shahrani minister of Mines said, this town was named after displaced people from Ainak area includes   512 residential houses with all facilities for the people who have been displaced from Mess Ainak area to live in the town.
He said before delivering the people to the town, a number of facilities including 2 schools, 6 bridges, 3 small bridges, a congregational mosque, 2 water reservoirs, leveling of the area which is contracted with local companies with the cost of 121 million Afghanis from development budget of mine ministry.  T. Suraya-Yarzada