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100 bicycles donated to Traffic Dept
Kabul, August 16, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Bayyat Foundation has handed over 100 bicycles to traffic department on Thursday.
Eng. Ihsanullah Bayyat, head of the Bayyat Foundation, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bicycles would help traffic police in arriving at their duty stations in time and going back to their homes.
Brig. General Nooruddin, chief of the traffic police department, appreciated the assistance and said the bicycles would be handed to those personnel who deserve them the most.
Foundation stone of a high school was laid in Shiberghan, capital of northern Jawzjan province on Thursday. The school will be constructed with $0.3 financial assistance from Turkey.
The school building will accommodate 3,000 students who are presently studying in tents and under trees.
Yar Nazar, head of the education department, told Pajhwok Afghan News the building would have 16 classrooms and eight more rooms for staff and administration.
Meanwhile, officials in the central Bamyan province complained against non-availability of textbooks, buildings for schools and professional teachers.
Muhammad Raza Ada, director of the education department, said the problems were pointed out by officials from various districts during their meeting with the provincial officials.
He said more than 85 percent students did not have books despite the fifth month of the academic year.