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Construction of 2nd Kabul-Logar road begins

Construction of 2nd Kabul-Logar road begins

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Mar 01, 2016 - 17:28

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Construction work on a second road between capital Kabulinfo-icon and central Logar province was inaugurated on Tuesday.

Public Works Minister Mahmood Baligh, Logar governor Mohammad Halim Fidai, provincial council members, other local officials and people attended the inauguration ceremony for the 65-kilometre road.

Baligh said the road’s construction process would be completed in three phases, with the first phase costing 598 million afghanis.

The first phase, 21 kilometers, begins from Dasht-i-Saqawi area of Mushi district of Kabul province to Mohammad Agha district of Logar. The minister said funds for the 10-metres wide road would be paid from the national budget.

The second phase of the Kabul-Logar highway would begin from Mohammad Agha district to Pul-I-Alam, the capital of Logar and the third from Tang Logar area of Kabul to Dasht-i-Saqaw area of Mushi district, according to Balish..

Logar governor Fidia said quality construction work should be maintained on the road. He assured his aministration would use all resources to ensure security of construction engineers and workers.

Provincial council member Mohammad Naser Ghairat, happy over the project, stressed that workers on the project should be hired form Logar province.

Obaidullah, a resident of Mohammad Agha district, said: “We are very happy about this development because a large number of our people would get work opportunities.” He said the previous Kabul-Logar road was narrow and sometimes the scene of traffic accidents.

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