Govt Asked to Reconstruct Kabul-Kandahar Highway - The Daily Outlook Afghanistan

Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Govt Asked to Reconstruct Kabul-Kandahar Highway

Govt Asked to Reconstruct  Kabul-Kandahar Highway

KABUL - Ministry of Public Works says it has allocated budget for maintenance of 235 kilometers of road in the country’s highways this year. 
Some drivers and residents of southern provinces said the Kabul-Kandahar Highway is in ruins as it has remained untouched in terms of reconstruction for the past many years.
The drivers said rains, floods and explosions have damaged the highway while increasing the number of traffic incidents in different parts of the road.
The 557-kilometer highway is part of a mega ring road in the country built in 2002 from the international community’s aid.
“We have always raised our voices and have said that this highway is highly damaged and needs reconstruction. Part of it has been damaged by floods while other parts have been damaged by explosions,” said Bahauddin, a driver.
“Rains have damaged the (Kabul-Kandahar) highway. It needs reconstruction,” said Hamidullah, a driver.
Meanwhile, other drivers said many highways in the country are faced with a similar situation as Kabul-Kandahar’s.
“The (Salang Pass) is damaged from Jabal Saraj (district) to Khenjan,” said Sarfaraz, a driver in Kabul-Mazar Highway.
“The road is asphalted but it is damaged after a month or two,” said Mohammad Qasim,
May 8 that Washington would withdraw from Iran nuclear deal and reinstate nuclear sanctions on Iran.
This is while most world powers including Russia, China, and European Union have repeatedly stressed that keeping the deal is in the interest of world peace and security.
High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini earlier expressed regret over US decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal saying the European Union would comply with the full implementation of the deal. (IRNA)