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Work on UK-funded road launched in Helmand

Work on UK-funded road launched in Helmand

Mar 14, 2011 - 16:33

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Construction work has started on a 20- kilometre road, connecting Greshk and Nad Ali districts of southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.

UK International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell opened the work on Sunday. The project, costing $3.5 million (158 million afghanis), is being ffunded by the British Department for International Development.

Deputy Governor Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the road, leading from Spin Jumaat area of Greshk to the Shah Anjeer locality in Nad Ali, would be completed in seven months.

Britain would fund road projects in Helmand to resolve people's problems, Mitchell said at the ceremony. He also visited British soldiers and inspected reconstructioninfo-icon schemes in the province.


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