QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Rejecting officials’ view point, residents of some districts in Badghis said rehabilitation projects in the province could not be implemented as per their expectations.  
Officials of the province said record rehabilitation work had been done during the last decade elsewhere in Kunduz.
Engineer Saeed, assistant head of provincial rural development in his chat told Pajhwok Afghan News five schemes had been launched to keep forward the rehabilitation program in the province.
He said the schemes included national solidarity, water distribution, social affairs, rural roads construction and education development programs   
Along with government efforts, were actively participating in the rehabilitation of the province, he added.
The Muqur, Qadis, and Jawand districts witnessed large scale development projects worth $20 million with creation of thousands of employment opportunities, he said.
He informed second round of national solidarity program worth $5 million would go a long way to rehabilitate the entire province.
“The program will be able to facilitate backward areas of the province through the estimated 70 projects which are expected to be completed during the current year,” he said.
Giving minute details, the assistant head of provincial rural development department said buildings for schools and cultural societies, construction of roads, bridges, and culvert, advanced irrigation system, electricity generation, and empowerment of women and promotion of handcraft industry were parts of the project.
In addition, he said construction of ring roads worth millions of dollars had been launched in the province including work on the road connecting Herat and Badghis provinces. 
He said provincial authorities were able to form a total of 855 local councils on provincial level.
 Hafizullah Benish, provincial head of agriculture and livestock department said large scale development in agriculture and livestock sectors were underway and the farmer community would get more help to bolster their crops. He said provincial government initiative of distributing refined seeds on time and pesticides produced positive results.
He said rehabilitation of pistachio forests in the province were started by agriculture officials who were able to plant pistachio trees in more than 200 hectares land, costing $25 million.
Zia-ul-Haq Wasiq, head of education department said multiple schools were provided with infrastructure, admitting some schools were still had no buildings.
Mohammad Nasar Nazari, member of provincial council told Pajhwok Afghan News Bala Narghab and Jawand districts were totally ignored in the rehabilitation schemes such as national solidarity program.
He said: “We don’t have clean drinking water, buildings for schools, and good roads. We are facing many other problems.”
Nazari while rejecting officials’ view point said rehabilitation projects in the province could not be implemented as expected by the people earlier. 
Similarly, he complained work on the direly needed ring roads constructions was going a slow process.
Mirwais Mirzakwal, the governor spokesman said construction work on the road would be stepped up and would be completed in the coming years.
“The construction of ring road is being funded by the World Bank will across Badghis province starting from Faryab to Herat province,” he added.  
Mohammad Ibrahim 23, a resident of Bala Murgahab district in his chat with Pajhwok Afghan News complained about the biased approach of authorities in resources distribution among districts.
He said many children were fell sick due to drinking unhygienic water, adding that the council of national solidarity program did not exist in their district to implement the rehabilitation programs.
Shoaib 31, a resident of Abkamri district lauded the rehabilitation work done throughout the province.
Assistant head of rural development said deteriorated law and order forced them to halt rehabilitation programs in some districts.
He stated as many as 17 local councils had been established in Murghab districts four years ago but worsening security situation dismantled those councils. 
He assured rehabilitation in Murghab district would be carried out amounting to $200 million.
Referring to Jawdan district, he informed local councils were functioning active there and rehabilitation was going ahead without impediment.
The governor spokesman said in order to resolve drinking water issue, a pipeline of 55 kilometers would be laid down from Abkemri district to Qala-i-Naw city, a project that would help supply clean water to the resident of provincial capital.
He informed the project of electricity supply from Turkmenistan was under consideration, which would help fulfill energy demand of the province to the greater extent.