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10-km road being asphalted in Daikundi

10-km road being asphalted in Daikundi

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Apr 22, 2015 - 14:05

NILI (Pajhwok): Asphalting of a 10-kilometres road between Laziz River and Shahrestan district of central Daikundi province began on Wednesday, an official said.

Acting Governor Abdul Haq Shafaq told Pajhwok Afghan News that the road was being built with the financial support of Worldinfo-icon Bank (WB) at a cost of 270 million afghanis. The project would complete in a year.

Gravelling of a 134-kilometre road from Shahrestan district to the limits of Bamyan province have started since last year, but the officials did not specify how long it would take to complete it.

Daikundi residents complained the government did not pay attention to develop the province during the last 10 years. The province still, they said, did not even own an asphalted road.

Ghairat Jawahery, provincial council, member said: “This project would help resolve people’s problems.”

Daikundi is a mountainous province with less development. Lack of proper roads has added to the miseries of residents during winters.

Last week, a police ranger plunged into a ravine in Shahrestan district killing three policemen dead wounding two more.

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