Khak-i-Jabar being connected to Azra district thru road
KABUL (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 52-kilometre road connecting Khak-i-Jabar district of capital Kabul to Azra district of central Logar province has been launched.
Officials at the Ministry of Public Works said 22 kilometers of the road would be constructed in three months in a first phase.
With construction of this road, distance between the two districts would reduce by 200 kilometres.
Eng. Mahmood Baligh, public works minister, during the inauguration ceremony in Khak-i-Jabar said that the gigantic project was be implemented by his ministry and the Ministry of Defence.
For the time being, he said, the road would be graveled only. Without presenting any details as to who would finance this ambitious scheme, he only said his minister would fund the project.
Logar Governor Mohammad Halim Fidaee said apart from facilities to the residents of both the districts the road would help bolster security of the capital.
The residents of Arza should cover 261 kilometres to reach to Kabul, he said, adding after construction of the road the distance would be reduced to 52 kilometres.
Mohammad Akbar Stanikzai, a lawmaker from Logar province, welcomed construction of the road amid hopes that it would facilitate a large number of people.
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