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Road projects benefit thousands in Kunduz, Khost

Road projects benefit thousands in Kunduz, Khost

Aug 27, 2011 - 16:05

KUNDUZ CITY/ KHOST CITY (PANinfo-icon): Thousands of people from northern Kunduz and southeastern Khost provinces have benefited from newly constructed roads, officials said on Saturday.

With the construction of 6.5-kilometre road, the transport facility will be provided for more than 60,000 residents of Chardara district of Kunduz. The road -- linking the Sarak-i-Bala area with the district centre -- was constructed at a cost of more than 87 million afghanis.

Funded by Germany, the seven metres wide road has more than 20 small bridges, culverts and footpaths. It was constructed in eight months, an engineer of the Ahmad Wali Construction Company, Hamidullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

More than 60,000 people would benefit from the road, said the district chief, Abdul Momin Omarkhel. Earlier, people could not transfer their products to the district centre, he said. The taxi fare has reduced from 20 afs to 10 afs.

One-third of their melons would go rotten on the way to market due to the lousy condition of the road. "However, now we can easily transfer our products to the district centre," said Abdul Ahad, a resident of the Esakhel village.

Separately, an 11-km road was graveled in the Tanai district of southeastern Khost province. The road, linking the Narizi area with Warzhani, was constructed at a cost of 19 million afs, Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi said.


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