Transport Ministry building modern bus terminal in Torkham
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MTCA) has decided to construct a modern bus terminal near the Torkhama dry-port in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.
A delegation from the ministry announced the decision during a meeting with Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi and sought his help, the governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The governor welcomed the decision on the construction of the bus terminal at the bustling drying port on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. He called Torkham a strategic eastern gateway to the country that needed to be developed.
Transport Director Dr. Mohammad Ayub Sharafat said the ministry wanted to facilitate passengers with the construction of the bus stop, a project that would cost $500,000 from the development budget of the ministry.
Sharafat added the visiting team had formally launched work on the project after the completion of a survey.
Meanwhile, passengers expressed happiness over the plan to build the bus terminal, hoping the projects would help resolve their problems.
Nangarhar resident Saeed Ahmad, who has just returned from Pakistan, said passengers vehicles, had been parked all over the place in a disorganised manner due to the absence of a proper bus terminal in Torkham.
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