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Afghan Civil Aviation Ministry to build an airport in Nuristan

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Afghan Civil Aviation Ministry to build an airport in Nuristan

Nuristan airportThe Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation is planning to build an airport in Parun, center of the eastern province of Nuristan, in a bid to boost development in the area.

With a runway of 1.2km, the airport site is expected to receive small 8-passenger airplanes.

“The area is safe for landing small airplanes such as Pactec and East Horizon,” said Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Jarallah Mansoori.

The cost for constructing Nuristan’s airport is estimated at $3.5 million. Of this, $2 million will be provided with aid from India and the rest will be funded by the ministry.

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