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$30m road projects being executed in Jawzjan

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$30m road projects being executed in Jawzjan

The Public Works Ministry will execute road projects worth $30 million (1.5 billion afs) this year in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday.

Public Works Minister Eng. Najibullah Awjan during his visit to northern Faryab province said the works would be complete by the end of the current year.

He said initial work on the 40-kilometre road in Qushtipa district was finalised and the asphalting process would begin shortly.

Awjan added the construction of 4.7 km roads in Khwaja Dokoh district would also begin and completed end of next year.

“Moreover, we have planned the budget to construct 194 kilometers road this year and it had been designed,” he said.

Awjan said they were seeking financial resources to asphalt 53 km road in Shiberghan city, 14 km of the Aqcha-Mangjak highway, 80 km of Aqcha-Khamab road and 40 km in Mardyan-Khamab districts.

Qoshtipa’s administrative head Aminullah said:”A proposal to construct the roads was prepared and it asphalting process will begin in August 22nd.”

He added the roads would help residents of Qushtip and Darzab districts of Jawzjan and Bilcharag and Garzevan districts of Faryab provinces.

Besides, the roads would also help reduce bus fare per person from $6 (300 afs) to $2 (100 afs), said Aminullah.

Resident, Abdul Wahab said the road between Shiberghan-Qushtipa was previously graveled but destroyed due to snowfalls and rain.

Source: Pajhwok News Agency  by HamedonJun 9, 2012 – 17:14


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