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Shindand air university to start functioning soon

Shindand air university to start functioning soon

Sep 06, 2011 - 20:15

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon):  A newly established air university will be ready to become operational in the next three months in the Shindand district of western Herat province, a senior Afghan military official said on Tuesday.

Pilots from neighbouring provinces would also be able to get educationinfo-icon at the university, a $280 million US funded project, Gen. Shir Mohammad Karimmi, the ANA Chief of General Staff, told in a ceremony attended by civil and military representatives from 35 countries in Kabul.

He said construction work on the facility at the Shindand Airport had already begun and it would take three months to complete. He said students had to qualify an entrance test for admission in the university,

The general said a runway which is estimated to cost $40 million is under construction.

The military base in Shindand is one of the strategic centres in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Carsten Jacobson, a spokesman for ISAFinfo-icon, said on Monday the force was ready to provide war plans to ANA pilots for training.

He said nearly 22,000 different kinds of vehicles would also be provided to the Afghan army over the next seven months.

ISAF will also submit ground and air equipment worth $3 billion to ANA, he said.



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