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Work on Bamyan airport expansion launched

Work on Bamyan airport expansion launched

Oct 10, 2012 - 17:31

BAMYAN (PANinfo-icon): Work on a $15 million (781 million afghanis) airport expansion project was launched in the central province of Bamyan on Wednesday, officials said.  

Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project includes the construction of a two-kilometre runway and a boundary wall, the governor’s spokesman said.

Abdul Rahman Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the project would be completed in a year. Currently, the Bamyan airport is used by the International Security Assistance Force, USAIDinfo-icon and United Nations.

Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Daud Ali Najafi said private airlines would also use the facility once the construction work was completed.

Ahmadi said: "Bamyan traders can't transport their goods to other parts of the country due to insecurity on highways. The airport is currently not being used for commercial flights."



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