Dushanbe, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Advisor-Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), inaugurated the concrete project of Panj and Jobkije River to prevent the dangers of floods on villages and agricultural lands in Hamdoni area in Khatlon district of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The ceremony was attended by Saudi Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Badi, the Director General of Saudi Civil Defense Suleiman bin Abdullah Al-Amro and a number of officials.
The total value of the project is $ 6,353,000 to protect the villages adjacent to the Panj River in the Hamdoni area affected by floods caused by heavy rains and melting snow, causing significant economic and humanitarian losses. The project also contributes to the protection of over 135,000 people and more than 14,656 hectares of land, and the length of the project 20 km on the banks of the river on the Tajik side.
The project also increases the chances of the population to secure new jobs in sustainable agricultural development and water resource management, and has been implemented by six contracting companies in coordination with Tajikistan Land Reclamation and Irrigation Agency.
During the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabiah announced that King Salman Relief Center donated a heavy vehicle to assist the Agency for Land Reclamation and Irrigation in Tajikistan in the maintenance of the project periodically.
Source: Saudi Press Agency