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German funded Kunduz-Khum Highway project inaugurated

Afghan Minister of Public Works Mahmod Baligh inaugurated phase one and two of the Kunduz-Khulm highway on Wednesday. Strengthening trade in the two northern provinces of Afghanistan and improving traffic system, the highway connects Khulm’s district in Balkh to Kunduz

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134 Afghan engineers receive training on designing and surveying construction projects

Over 100 Afghan engineers completed a seminar on how to plan, design and construct roads and bridges. The training was financed by Regional Capacity Development (RCD) program at a total cost of nearly AFN 1.3 million, while the Regional Infrastructure

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Repairing of new roads in Feyzabad, Badakhshan benefit 1.2mn residents

Feyzabad’s Provincial Governor signed the contract for the operation and maintenance of the 103-kilometre long Feyzabad – Kishim Main Road in Badakhshan. The contractor will repair rockslide and water damages that were caused by Kokcha River and upgrade the construction

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Afghanistan, China sign $204.9mn road construction deal

Afghanistan awarded the Dara-e-Suf to Yakawlang road project to a Chinese firm after its bid of USD 204.9mn was approved by the Afghan government. An agreement to that effect was signed by Afghan Public Works Minister Mahmoud Baligh in the

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Germany funds infrastructure projects in Northern Afghanistan

The German KfW Development Bank signed has agreed to provide nearly AFN 3 billion to fund regional infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. The money will feed into the Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) which was established in 2010. The RIDF finances

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Afghanistan key player in regional energy projects

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Afghanistan is an integral part of the major energy projects, such as  the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, in the region. The TUTAP project serves to import electricity from the energy

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Afghanistan endorses creation of institutions to manage road sector

Properly maintained and constructed roads are a key driver of Afghanistan’s continued economic development and the foundation of the country’s infrastructure. Ahmad Zia Massood, the Special Representative of the President for Reforms and Good Governance;  representatives from five Afghan ministries

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Work on Sheberghan ring road kicks off

The construction work on the Sheberghan ring road in Jawzjan province has officially kicked off with financial support from the government’s budget. Addressing the inaugural ceremony for the road, Public Affairs Minister Mahmood Baligh said the road was 15 kilometers

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ADB funds construction of Gereshk-Lashkargah road in Helmand

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding construction of the Gereshk-Lashkargah road in southern Helmand province. Work on the USD 33.7mn project officially kicked off on Friday, as confirmed by the officials. The project will connect 300 villages with Gereshk

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Kabul’s newly-reconstructed roads inaugurated

Acting Mayor Abdul Ahad Wahid inaugurated the newly-reconstructed roads in capital Kabul on Monday. Funded by the World Bank, the roads measuring three kilometers were reconstructed at a cost of USD 1.7mn. The two-kilometer road was constructed from Masood Square

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World Bank grants USD 250mn for development of Hindukush Mountain roads

The World Bank approved a $250 million grant to help support the Government of Afghanistan’s efforts to improve road transport links across the Hindukush mountain range, including the rehabilitation of the Salang road and tunnel. An agreement to that effect

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Improving Lives in Rural Afghanistan: How New Roads are Benefiting Remote Villages

With UK support, the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), is helping to build new roads, delivering better transportation and more options for work to the people of northern Mazar Province. For the local people of Balkh district, in Balkh province,

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Japan donates 106 machineries to Afghanistan for road maintenance

The Japanese government has donated 106 different machineries to the Afghan Ministry of Public Works for road maintenance in 12 provinces. The machineries were handed over to the Afghan government at a ceremony on Wednesday. The handover ceremony was attended

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Five roads in Kunduz city rehabilitated with German funds

German-funded Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) rehabilitated 5 roads inside Kunduz city. The roads were handed over to the local government at ceremony in Kunduz city on Sunday. Together with Afghan partners the RIDF reconstructed Balahesar road, Jadeh Azadi road,

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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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Japan grants USD 3mn to support Afghanistan Road Corridor upgrade

The Government of Japan has approved a $3 million grant to Afghanistan for a project which will improve the country’s main north-south road corridor transport route. The agreement for the preparatory facility for the Salang Tunnel Project was signed today

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Major ring road in Kunduz reconstructed

A major ring road in Kunduz province has been reconstructed and inaugurated with financial collaboration from Germany. Costing USD 6mn, the reconstructed road would help address transportation problems of the residents. Repair work on the 9-km road took 18 months

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Ministry of Public Works $22.3 million road maintenance project

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 20 announced a $22.3 million project to help the Afghan Ministry of Public Works maintain Afghanistan’s roads. The three-year project will help the Ministry create three departments: a road authority

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Project engineers and technical staff receive road maintenance training in Kunduz

10 engineers and 13 technical staff from various line departments in Kunduz province successfully completed a training course in road and drainage maintenance. The aim of the training was to enable line departments to plan and manage repairs and maintenance

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50 road-building projects stalled due to elections deadlock

Afghan Public Works Ministry said the prolonged elections process and the increasing security problems in the country have resulted in the stoppage of fifty road-building projects in the country. Addressing the Lower House of the Parliament on Saturday, Public Works

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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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Residents halt work on a substandard road project in Paktia

Residents in the Ahmadabad district of Paktia province have stopped work on a road project in the area, as the project is suspected to lack quality. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the project is estimated to cost 23mn AFN.

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Taloqan road being asphalted at a cost of more than USD 2mn

Work on the asphalting of 4.5km in Takhar province, between Taloqan and Hazar Somch district, in the process. Funded by the German Development Bank, the project is being implemented at a cost of more than USD 2mn. The road connects

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Afghan Government signs 18 agreements with local construction companies

Afghan Ministry of Public Works signed 18 construction projects’ agreements with local construction companies on Tuesday. The projects include road and bridge construction that will be implemented in Baghlan, Nooristan, Nimroz, Khost, Pakisa and Ghazni provinces. Of the 18 projects,

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Afghanistan's 2013 infrastructure projects receive criticism

Officials from the Ministry of Economy (MoE) and the National Economic Committee House have expressed dissatisfaction about the implementation of infrastructure projects in the country during the year 2013. MoE representative Sayed Aref Nazif refuted the 2013 reports on the

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