Parwan residents start repairing road of their own
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Tired of waiting for government help, the residents of Kohi Safi district in central Parwan province on Sunday started repairing the 30-kilometers road.
The people of the district had been demanding authorities to reconstruct the dilapidated road connecting the district centre with the Barikab locality. The road was asphalted in 2004.
After government failure to construct the bumpy road, around 150 residents decided to start reconstruction of the road of their own.
The residents made the decision not to sit on their hands and wait for state money that many expected would never come.
Provincial council chief Haji Abdul Wali told Pajhwok Afghan News the residents of the district demanded the Public Works Department time and again to repair the damaged parts of the road but their demand could not be heard.
Mohammad Ayub, the resident of the locality, said: “We are poor people and live in a mountainous region where good roads are direly needed to transport goods and shift our patients.”
Eng. Ahmad Farid, director public works, confirmed the road was in dilapidated condition and needed immediate repair. He said due to lack of funds they were unable to repair the road.
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