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Work on Italian-funded bypass road launched in Herat

Work on Italian-funded bypass road launched in Herat

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Sep 14, 2015 - 21:25

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a bypass road was launched with financial support from Italy in the western Herat province, officials said on Monday.

Public Works Minister Mahmud Baleegh, Mines Minister Daud Shah Saba, Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Italian Ambassador and some other officials attended the inauguration ceremony.

The 46-km road starts from Robat Paryan area on the Herat-Islam Qala highway and ends linking the Herat-Kandahar Highway near the Herat International Airport, Baleegh said.

“The first part of the 20-km road will be constructed at a cost more than $10 million provided by Italian government,” he said, estimating the total cost of the project at $32 million and the second part of the road would be financed by the Ministry of Public Works.

Rahimi welcomed the launch of construction work on the road, saying besides the ministry concerned, his administration would also strongly monitor the project.

Italian ambassador to Kabulinfo-icon Luciano Pezzotti said they were committed to assisting Afghanistaninfo-icon’s reconstructioninfo-icon, especially in Herat province.

“It will not be our last project in Heart, but we will continue our support with Afghanistan,” he said.

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