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Work on 5-kilometer Lashkargah road kicks off

Work on 5-kilometer Lashkargah road kicks off

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Jul 09, 2017 - 16:53

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Construction work on a five-kilometer road, a $3 million project, has been started in the capital of southern Helmand province, officials said on Sunday.

Mayor Matiullah Baher said construction work on a two-kilometer portion of the road was launched today and work on the remaining three kilometers in Mukhtar area would be launched after a month later.

The mayor said fund for the road was allocated as ‘bonus’ after an increase in the municipality’s revenue last year.

He said the 10-metre wide road would be blacktopped seven centimeters and would be completed in two months.

Acting Governor Ghulam Muhiuddin Siddiqi said construction of other roads in Lashkargah city was also in their plans. “The roads which have been destroyed, we are trying to make funds available and rebuild them to reduce difficulties.”

Abdul Khaleq, a resident of the area, said one side of the road, which had been built, was always busy and often witnessed traffic accidents. He hoped the road’s rebuilding would help reduce traffic accidents.

Helmand is an insecure province where the Talibaninfo-icon are in control six out of 12 districts.

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