The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

More should be done for implementation of major projects

With the Islamic Emirate takeover and improvement of overall security situation in the country, ground has been paved for implementation of major projects in the country. After the Qush Tepa Canal Project, considered as one of the major projects in the country, the Islamic Emirate has planned the implementation of a series of major projects in the country. Last week, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund inaugurated the reconstruction project of Salang highway. In opening ceremony of the project, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund said that it was the second-largest national and economic project after the Qosh Tepa Canal project. With the completion of the project based on which 80km of the road is reconstructed, the highway will facilitate smooth travel from the north to the south of the country, greatly benefiting the lives of the people and businesses. The Salang highway serves as a crucial link connecting nine northern provinces of Afghanistan and four major commercial ports to the capital city of Kabul. The project will facilitate a substantial number of passenger and cargo vehicles on a daily basis. Travelers and motorists are delighted with the commencement of this project, as it promises to address their challenges along the way. Implementation of the project will put positive impact on trade and transit, particularly in facilitating trade between Central Asia and South Asia through Afghanistan. It is worth mentioning that standard road can boost economic growth and create numerous job opportunities in the country. Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar inaugurated the repairing and rehabilitation of the 27-kilometer road between Chaok-eArghandi and Dorani Bazaar on the Kabul-Kandahar highway early this, showing the Islamic Emirate commitment to implementation of major development projects in the country. Reconstruction project of Kabul – Kandahar, which has been divided into seven parts has been already started. This part will be completed in one year. In opening ceremony of this part of the project, Mullah Baradar said that the Kabul-Kandahar road highway was the busiest road of the country. The repairing of Kabul-Kandahar highway has been divided into five parts. The road between Arghandi and Dorani Bazaar is 27 kilometers long and 11 meters wide. Two mega bridges of 50 meters and 80 meters besides small bridges would be constructed alongside the road. The project needs 1 billion AFG. It is worth mentioning that considerable steps have been taken towards implementation of key national projects in the country. The Islamic Emirate is working to plan and implement more major development projects in coming months. Samiullah Momand

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.