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Snow [Might Prove] Profitable Resource in [Khost]

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IWPR, 3 September 2014

For hundreds of years, people in Afghanistan have stockpiled winter snows in specially-dug pits so they can use it during the scorching summer months. Now, residents and officials in the mountainous southeasterb province of Khost say storing and selling snow could provide a viable alternative to the illegal logging which has severely depleted local forests.