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Daikundi Secure But Lacks Development: Residents

Daikundi Secure But Lacks Development: Residents

NILI - Local officials say Daikundi has 400 schools and all are opened but almost half of them lack proper buildings.
Residents of Daikundi, a secure province in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan, said this part of the country has witnessed a low number of development projects during the past 16 years.
Life is so different in Daikundi and people have poor access to many basic facilities, TOLOnews reporter GulabuddinGhubar, who visited the province this week, said.
There is only one asphalted road in the province, the residents said.
“The roads are in a bad condition and the city is populated. People are faced with numerous challenges,” Noorullah, a shopkeeper in Daikundi, said.
“Roads need reconstruction, because Daikundi is a remote province. People do not have a source of income” Mohammad Yunus, a resident of the province, said.
There are 400 schools in Daikundi. All of them are opened but 200 of them lack buildings.
Local residents said security, people’s close cooperation with government and a motivation by the youth in the province have helped to keep all the 400 schools open.
Daikundi students said they have big dreams to follow through education.
“Our school does not have chair and desk. In rainy days, water flows into our classroom,” Atifa, a student, said.
“How will we become a doctor, or how will we continue our lessons here if attention is not paid to us?” asked Layiqa, a student in Daikundi.
More than 90 percent of the residents feed their families from farming, a local official said.
“We distributed fertilized seeds to farmers for around 2,600 hectares of land,” Sayed Abdul Wahid, head of agriculture, irrigation and livestock department said.
“Part of the second grade road is under construction while another part has been constructed, but the work does not progress as the people expect. The airport in Daikundi is not standard,” Daikundi governor Mahmoud Baligh said.
Daikundi has an airport where only small planes can land.
Residents of the province said they urge government to construct the airport and address their problems in transportation. (Tolo news)