Balk-Kunduz Highway completion to multiply economic activities
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The completion of the vital Balkh-Kunduz Highway would leave far-reaching positive impact on economic activities and trade in the north and northwestern zones, officials said on Saturday.
The governors of Balkh and Kunduz expressed this at a well-attended gathering arranged to view security situation in the two Northern provinces and the important highway.
Work on the 120-kilometre long Highway connecting Balkh-Kunduz provinces, passing through Khulam district, has been started since last five years. The officials, however, said that 50-kilomtres road had been completed so far.
Munir Farhad, the Balkh governor spokesman, said that a meeting was held to view law and order and security on the Balkh-Kunduz Highway. The governors of the two provinces, Ahmad Shah Wahid, director public works and senior security officials attended the meeting.
Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor hoped that completion of the road would multiply economic activities in the northern zone. He assured that strategy would be worked out to bolster security of the vital route.
Kunduz Governor Mohammad Umar Sapi said that efforts were on to remove obstacles regarding early completion of the road with the help of German government. A military check post, he assured would be established in Kunduz to stabilize security of the highway.
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