A solar-powered irrigation system handed over in Khost province

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Sun, Jun 16 2019 2:44 PM
Khost

The National Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Irrigation Program (Ru-WatSIP) of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) constructed and handed over a solar-powered irrigation system, aimed at watering the trees of Matun Recreational Park which is located in Matun area in Center of Khost province,
This solar-operated water supply project included digging of a 73-meters deep well, laying out of 2,000-meter long pipe network, construction of a 60,000-cubic meters reservoir and installation of 16 taps, 27 solar panels and pump. The project cost four million AFN which were funded through the State budget by Ministry of Finance (MoF),
With the completion of this project, irrigation water was provided for 7,000 pine trees and many rural families have gotten access to drinking water.

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