On April 15, 2017, Hayatullah Hayat, Governor of Helmand performed the tradition of ribbon cutting ceremony to officially start utilization of a major project, construction of public health institute in Helmand province while some of the high ranking officials of local government, elders, media representatives and etc. were present in the ceremony.
Mr. Hayat, Governor of Helmand pointed out to respective department for effective utilization and maintenance of this facility: “I on behalf of Helmand province thank MCN/GPI and the donor of project for implementation of such project in this province. This facility will help us to improve medical services to inhabitants of this province.”, he added.
In the ceremony Sayed Ahmad Wror, MCN director of Helmand province, provided brief information about this project to the participants. According to him, the project encompasses two teaching and two hostel blocks along with other facilities.
Director of Public Health Department of Helmand province also expressed his thanks to donor and implementer of this project: “this project well implemented and there is no deficiency in the project. Public Health Department of Helmand is committed to maintain and utilize the project effectively.”, the director added.
It needs to be mentioned that the implementation of this project has improved the livelihood of laborers including farmers as generated 111,191days of temporary daily-wage employment opportunity for the local laborers and will facilitate permanent employment opportunities for many others who will operate this facility. The construction work of this projects started on August 03, 2015 and completed on January 20, 2016. This project was funded by Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) sections of US-Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan with total amount of 553,965 UD; and implemented by the Good Performers of Initiative (GPI) Program of Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN).