Newly-built police building opens in Lashkargah
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the police support centre in the Karez area of Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand, was inaugurated on Wednesday.
Having 47 blocks, the US-funded project that cost $23 million has been built on international standards, said Governor Mohammad Naeem after the inaugural ceremony.
He said the new structure would help resolve problems the police had to face earlier, adding the force had improved a lot in terms of profession and war techniques.
Police Chief Col. Abdul Qayum Baqizoy said the building took 10 months to complete at a cost of $23 million by a Turkish construction firm.
He said all the 47 blocks had been built in line with international standards and had all necessary facilities.
Using the facility, the Helmand police headquarters would manage the affairs of the police in Nimroz province, the 7th Public Order Police battalion and the 444 Special Police Unit, Baqizoy said.
Provincial council member Ali Ahmad Khan also acknowledged police in Helmand had professionally improved, asking the force to effectively use all facilities at the new building.
Local officials say the police centre in Karez had no building of its own and the personnel had to face many problems.
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