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Damaged highways being repaired: minister

Damaged highways being repaired: minister

Mar 26, 2011 - 20:12

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): All highways, which had recently been damaged due to various reasons, will be reconstructed within next eight months, the public works minister said on Saturday.

"In this regard, reconstructioninfo-icon work on the Kabul-Nangarhar highway has been launched," Abdul Qudus Hamidi, told a press conference in Kabul.

He said repair and reconstruction work on all highways would be launched soon.

Not revealing the cost, the minister said all the reconstruction projects were being funded by the ministry.

"Since highways are the key infrastructure, and have a major role for the economy, it is our duty to protect and reconstruct them," deputy public works minister, Ahmad Shah Wahid, said.

He said so far 6,500 kilometres of highways had been asphalted across the country.

He said most of damages to highways were caused by loaded trucks, floods, mountain sliding and rainfalls.



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