Students visit Kuwaiti-funded projects in Tajikistan
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