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Project completed: Czechia provided Nangarhar dwellers with drinking water sources

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Afghanistan, Jiri Baloun, received CEO of the the Afghan NGO AHOWC, Samiullah, on the occasion of the completion of a development project at the Embassy on April 21, 2021.

The project aimed at provision of drinking water to the rural areas inhabitants was implemented as part of the small scale projects of the Czech Development Cooperation, and in only a month timeframe since the contract signing, Active Help Organization for Women and Children (AHOWC) has built fourteen wells providing drinking water to more than five hundred households in the rural district of Behsud, Nangarhar province.

The selection of sites for the construction of drilled wells with hand-powered water pumps was made in cooperation with UNHCR, local government representatives, and representatives and elders from local communities. After drilling to a depth in the range of 50 - 75 meters, the tubing was brought to the surface, fixed in the concrete plinth of the well with a sump to catch excess water, and finally the wells were equipped with hand pumps of Kawsar or Pamir designs depending on the depth of the respective well.

Director Samiullah thanked Ambassador Baloun for the project funding provided by the Czech Republic, thanks to which wells were built in the rural area targeted by Afghan returnees from Pakistan which is also affected by ​​long-term drought. Ambassador Baloun emphasized the importance of the project for the development of the region and thanked Director Samiullah for his exemplary cooperation. Last but not least, he expressed the hope of improving the quality of life of all the people of Afghanistan through such projects.

Site selection

Site selection

 

Drilling

Drilling

Plinth construction

Plinth construction

 

Pump placement

Pump placement

Commissioning

Commissioning

 

Commissioning

Commissioning

Commissioning

Commissioning

 

Commissioning

Commissioning

Commissioning

Commissioning

 

Commissioning

Commissioning

Ambassador's discussion with the CEO

Ambassador's discussion with the CEO