JALALABAD: The construction of biogas systems has kicked off in Dara Noor district of eastern Nangarhar province in a bid to prevent the cut down of the trees and protect jungles in the district.
The provincial head of agriculture directorate Rafiullah Rahimzai said at least 40 biogas systems would be established in this district so that the families can use the gases for cooking instead of cutting down the trees. He said the livestock manure would be used in the biogas system to produce gas while the residues would be used to produce organic fertilizers.
According to Rahimzai, the establishment of the biogas systems would cost arounnd $44 thousand and would be funded by GEF.
Rahimzai further added that the project would be implemented with the technical support of the provincial agriculture directorate, UNFAO and WHH.
The provincial government media office in a statement said five formal communities have also been formed as part of the project to protect the jungle in this district and distribute the required cooking utensils and other household items.