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Contracts for road, bridges worth 220m afs signed

Contracts for road, bridges worth 220m afs signed

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May 22, 2017 - 17:27

 

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) on Monday signed three contracts for construction of a road in capital Kabul and two bridges in central Kapisa and northern Baghlan provinces, an official said.

Deputy Public Works Minister Niamatullah Haidari signed the contracts with representatives of three private construction companies in Kabul.

Haidari said the projects, a joint venture of the Afghan government and Japan, would cost 220 million afghanis.

A 5.9-kilometer road of Kalakan district of Kabul would cost more than 99.5 million afghanis, he said, adding the road would be constructed by Farshad Sayedkheli Construction Company during one year.

The road connects Aqa Sarai and Mashwani villages of Kalakan and Kabul-Charikarinfo-icon highway and would benefit more than 15,700 people of 12 villages in the area, according to Haidari.

The contract for construction of a bridge over Panjsher River in Kapisa province was also signed, he said.

The 99-meter long and 11-meter wide bridge would be constructed on the Bagram road to Mahmood Raqi, the capital of Kapisa, at a cost of 98.6 million afghanis in 17 months.

Haidari said another bridge would be constructed on the Rubat-Fariang road in Khost district of Baghlan province.

The bridge would be 30 meters long and 7.9 meters wide and would cost 20 million afghanis.

The bridges would resolve people’s economic, social and security problems, said the deputy minister, who put at nearly 1.5 million the number of people who would directly or indirectly benefit from the projects.

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