Reconstruction projects are slated to begin in the Kajaki district of Helmand province according to Helmand Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal.
The governor made the announcement, Jan. 8, to tribal leaders, religious scholars and respected elders of Kajaki district in “held” session during his trip to Kajaki district.
Mangal told those present during the “held” session that the Helmand administration now pays full attention to the northern areas of Helmand, and plans to move forward with development and security in a fashion that mirrors the southern areas of the province.
He said plans for improved power capacity, paved roads, as well as building or refurbishing schools and health clinics are a priority. Those types of project are intended for the near future.
Mangal spoke directly to the people of Helmand, conveying a message of peace and urging residents to stand in opposition to terrorists. The governor indicated he held foreign terrorists responsible for disrupting the lives of those who live and work in Kajaki.
He stated the government will take strong steps toward strengthening security in Kajaki district. Authorities responsible for security also spoke during the session, pledging to boost safety measures ensuring a better chance for a better life for residents. The authorities also appealed to the people to assist with security measures.