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Thousands kilometre road to be reconstructed.

Byline: Zainab Muhammadi

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Thousands kilometre road to be reconstructed

Zainab Muhammadi - Jan 25, 2009 - 20:34

KABUL (PAN): 2500 km road in various parts of the country would be reconstructed in three years at the cost of $162 millions.

Muhamamd Ihsan Zia, Minister for Rural Rehabilitation and Development told a press conference on Sunday here in Kabul that the project is jointly implemented by MRRD and Public Works and will be monitored by finance ministry.

He said that $112 million of the project is granted by World Bank and the rest will be provided by Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund.

He said the project was the part of National Rural Road Reconstruction which began in 2002.

Eng. Abdul Satar Saleem, coordinator of National Rural Road Reconstruction programme told Pajhwok Afghan News that about 10000 km road has been reconstructed in various parts of the country so far.

Eng. Zia, Minister for Rural Rehabilitation and Development said that so far $350 millions have been spent in this programme which has been granted by World Bank, European Union, US, UK and Japan.

The minister said there was over 120000 km road in the country.

According to the officials of National Rural Road Reconstruction Programme aimed to provide transient facilities to over 18 million populations in the rural areas.

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Publication:Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul, Afghanistan)
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Date:Jan 25, 2009
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