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Major highway left incomplete due to insufficient budget and security issues

The Turkish-American Company ECCI has refused to undertake construction of the Qaisar-Laman Road. A second meeting between the Afghan Ministry of Public Works and ECCI officials ended without an agreement over the contract. ECCI officials have asked for adequate security

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Major highway in Paktika being rebuilt

The Orgun-Barmal highway in Sharana, Paktika would be reconstructed with financial collaboration from the Asian Development Bank and the Ministry of Public Works. The road was built two years ago but deteriorated due to use of substandard material. Provincial Public

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Construction work on key bridge in Nangarhar begins

Nangarhar governor Maulvi Attaullah Ludin, provincial council members, tribal leaders and other officials inaugurated the construction work on a new design of the Saracha Bridge on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway. The 140m long and 10m wide bridge would be constructed at

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Japan to pledge USD 30mn to maintain Afghanistan's main highways

Japan has promised to purchase USD 30mn worth of equipments needed for road maintenance projects in Afghanistan’s natural disaster prone areas. The equipments include grader, loader, excavator, dump trucks and snow clearing machinery. Afghan Public Works Ministry officials said the

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Japan to pledge USD 30mn to maintain Afghanistan’s main highways

Japan has promised to purchase USD 30mn worth of equipments needed for road maintenance projects in Afghanistan’s natural disaster prone areas. The equipments include grader, loader, excavator, dump trucks and snow clearing machinery. Afghan Public Works Ministry officials said the

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Four new tunnels to be built on Salang Highway

Officials of the Public Affairs Ministry said work on the construction of four new tunnels on Salang Highway are in the process. Salang Highway is an important link between northern and southern Afghanistan crossing the Hindukush mountain range under the

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Second phase of the Bamyan-Wardak road construction begins

Work on the second phase of the Bamyan-Wardak highway has begun and is expected to be completed in a year, said Public Works officials. The project involves construction of a 500m long tunnel, bridges, culverts, protection walls and galleries along

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Rockfalls block Kabul-Jalalabad Highway

A series of rockfalls over the highway between Kabul city and eastern Nangarhar province have obstructed the road. The incidents have not caused harm to people so far, said the officials. The first landslide incident took place in the Darunta

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Herat to have its first overpass

Local officials from the Herat province reported about the stone-laying foundation of the first overpass in the Guzarah district of Herat. The overpass is going to be built in Guzarah district close to the airport on the Herat-Kandahar highway. Herat

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New Keshim to Faizabad highway inaugurated

The newly built 103km highway, which was inaugurated on Tuesday, from Keshim to Faizabad has been a fortune for the Badakhshan province. The project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and it vastly facilitates travel

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