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100-km road asphalted in Nimroz with Indian assistance

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Pajhwok / October 27, 2007

Asphalting of a 101 kilometres Indian-funded road was completed in the southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday. Similarly, construction of a 17- kilometre road was launched in the southern Ghazni province.

India had provided 70 million dollars assistance for the scheme, a provincial official told Pajhwok Afghan News. The road linking provincial capital Zaranj with the Khashrud district has a width of 7.3meters and passes over 68 bridges – big and small.

Public Works Director Habibullah Obaidi claimed work on asphalting the road was carried out to international standards. It would facilitate residents of the province in general and the two districts in particular.

Governor Dr Ghulam Dastgir Azad acknowledged the project that got under way in September 2004 had provided employment opportunities to more than a thousand people. Another 113km road between Khashrod to Dil Aram district is also being built with financial support from India.

Meanwhile, a 17-kilometer road linking Ghazni City with Khwaja Omari district is being built at the cost of $3.2 million provided by the US-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). Engineer Zia, head of the Alfa Construction Company, promised the projected would be executed in a year.

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Written by afghandevnews

October 29, 2007 at 3:42 am

Posted in Aid, Development

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