Stu­dents visit Kuwaiti-funded projects in Ta­jik­istan

Kuwait Times - - Local -

KHATLON, Ta­jik­istan: A group of Kuwaiti out­stand­ing stu­dents vis­ited yes­ter­day two on­go­ing projects funded by Kuwait Fund for Arab Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment (KFAED) in Ta­jik­istan. The Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion vis­ited the first project in Dang­hara for ir­ri­gat­ing the val­ley, funded by KFAED with KD 4 mil­lion ($13.1 mil­lion). The project aims to in­crease agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion,

job op­por­tu­ni­ties and en­hance the coun­try’s econ­omy. In a state­ment to the press, the Di­rec­tor of the project, Ebrahim Zada, said in four vil­lages, ap­prox­i­mately 14,000 fam­i­lies have ben­e­fited from this ven­ture. The del­e­ga­tion vis­ited the sec­ond project re­build­ing a road in Ko­lab, funded with KD 7.5 mil­lion ($25 mil­lion). The di­rec­tor of the project, Zafar Sharif, said this project “helped in re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing the roads of Ko­lab and sav­ing a lot of ef­fort and time in trans­port­ing peo­ple and goods.”

Mean­while, the group of male well-achiev­ers on Satur­day paid a visit to a hy­dro­elec­tric power plant in Ta­jik­istan, as part of their trip or­ga­nized by KFAED in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry. The pro­gram of the trip con­tin­ues un­til Jan­uary 17. Speak­ing on the side­lines of the tour, stu­dent Mo­ham­mad Oqail said it was an in­ter­est­ing and won­der­ful visit

dur­ing which stu­dents were in­formed about sources of en­ergy in Ta­jik­istan. He added that they knew how wa­ter is used in pro­duc­ing elec­tric­ity and how nat­u­ral sources are well func­tioned for serv­ing the so­ci­ety. Ha­mad Al-Ajmi, an­other stu­dent, said it was an en­joy­able visit, as stu­dents watched sev­eral charm­ing nat­u­ral sights such as moun­tains, snow and heights, in­di­cat­ing that in­for­ma­tion about the power plant was use­ful for him.

The jour­ney pro­gram was launched in 2010 upon an ini­tia­tive by the KFAED and in co­op­er­a­tion with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion. Un­der the pro­gram, two trips are or­ga­nized for two over­seas coun­tries per year for out­stand­ing high­school stu­dents; one for 12 fe­males and an­other for a dozen of males. The aim of KFAED’s trip to re­ward the out­stand­ing stu­dents and en­cour­age them for more suc­cess and ex­cel­lence. — KUNA

DUSHABNE: Kuwaiti out­stand­ing stu­dents pose for a group pic­ture dur­ing their visit to a hy­dro­elec­tric power plant in Ta­jik­istan. — KUNA

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