Construction work on Taloqan road kicked-off
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Work to construct 4.5 kilometers long road from Taloqan City to Saray Sung airport has been started with German cooperation in northern Takhar province, an official said on Friday.
Abdul Latif Ibrahimi, acting governor, told Pajhwok Afghan News that construction of the road would facilitate thousands of families. The German government allocated around $2.4 million for completion of the road.
“I try to get funds from both governmental and non-governmental organization to facilitate local residents to build the airport,” he pledged.
The Saray Sung airport is situated in Hazar Samoch area. The people need the airport but development work has been halted therefore residents could get benefit from the airport.
Abdul Basir Babak, Hazar Samoch district chief, said construction of the road would benefit 50,000 families directly while residents of six districts would indirectly benefit after completion of the direly needed project.
The district chief said: “The construction of the road will connect Samoch, Rastaq, Chah-e-Ab, Dasht-e-Qala, Bung Qala and Khwaja Ghar districts to Taloqan City, provincial capital. It will also curtail the distance and make transportation of goods easy.”
Work on the road was started last year and the bridges, culverts, retaining walls and watercourses had already been completed, Babak said, adding that the remaining work would be completed in next four months and the road would open for traffic.
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