Inauguration of School Buildings in Takhta Pul


Kandahar, January 26, 2019 – Officials in Kandahar gathered today to inaugurate the construction of three school buildings worth around 10.6 million Afs that will be constructed through IQRA project under Citizens’ Charter National Priority Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/CCNPP) in Takhta Pul district of Kandahar province. This is part of the 6000-school building project that is constructed based on the instruction of H.E Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to MRRD.

The construction of 6,000 school buildings will provide healthy learning environment for around two million children, enhance the quality of education, create employment for thousands of citizens as well as improve access to quality education in the villages across the country.

The construction of the 6,000 school buildings will be completed in two phases. In the first phase, around 2,647 school buildings will be constructed in 17 provinces including Kabul, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Logar, Khost, Wardak, Ghazni, Paktika, Kunduz, Balkh, Faryab, Herat, Badghis, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan and Zabul provinces. Among these schools, 1,208 will be combined boys’ and girls’ schools while the rest will be only for boys. In total, USD 175 million has been allocated to the construction of these 6,000 school buildings.

CCNPP has so far completed 28 types of relevant designs considering climatic and geographical conditions into four categories comprised of 6, 8, 10, and 12 classroom schools respectively with local construction materials for use. The construction of these schools will create job opportunities for thousands of Afghans all over the country.

Based on the Ministry of Education (MoE) around 50% of schools do not have buildings and upon construction of these 6,000 school buildings, 80% of MoE’s challenges will be resolved in terms of access to school buildings.

For more information, contact us:

Baktash Musawer

Head, Public Communications Division (PCD)

Citizens’ Charter National Priority Program (CCNPP)

Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)



Mobile: +93 (0) 700 66 05 64