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13 November MG Freakley visited Panjsher province to attend the Panjsher Provincial Coordination Center opening, attend a US Department of Agriculture class and meet with Gov Baluhl to discuss Governance, Security and Reconstruction and Development. In the immediate vicinity of the Provincial Coordination Center there were several buildings under construction demonstrating clearly that with security comes reconstruction. The opening of the Provincial Coordination Center was covered by 6 Afghan media outlets including print, radio and television. The speeches by the governor, chief of police and MG Freakley focused on the improved coordination the PCC will enable in the province, the positive security environment in Panjsher and fact that Poppies are not grown in Panjsher. In addition MG Freakley highlighted the governors plans for reconstruction and development in the province and that he has committed 1.7 million in FY 06 and has already committed 3.3 Million dollars in FY 07 in support of the governors plans. The funded projects include roads, power, irrigation, clinics and school projects. The PRT will conduct training to enable the PCC and will work with CSTC A to establish initial operating capability and to work toward full operational capability where the PCC is under the direction of and leadership of the Afghans. In addition to the Provincial Coordination Center opening a training session for farmers was conducted for local farmers. The class was attended by approximately 25 farmers from the local area and included topics relating to crop rotation, irrigation, improving crop yields. The class was led by the US Department of Agriculture representative to Panjsher Province. MG Freakley met with the governor and discussed a variety of issues related to Governance, Security and Reconstruction and Development. The governor highlighted a project where USAID was to build shelters for animals where immunizations could take place by a Dutch organization. The shelters were built but the immunizations never occurred. The PRT will follow up with an assessment of the number of animals to be immunized as well as what immunizations are needed. The issue will be addressed through a series of vetcaps and if possible NGO support. The governor highlighted several projects that will assist the people of the province in further improving the infrastructure for improved agriculture and economic development. Overall the visit was valuable in demonstrating ISAF support to the provincial government and people of the province, that good governance facilitates progress, that with security comes reconstruction and development and that the governor is leading his province effectively in strengthening security, improving governance and facilitating reconstruction and development that will lead to a better future for the people of the province.