Thursday, December 4, 2014

Road Construction: A Slow Go

Roads provide a lifeline for businesses in Afghanistan - where they exist and are maintained. But the construction of roads in Afghanistan over the past twelve years has quite a history. Much money has been spent but it is questionable how much of that money went to the construction of the roads because of corruption. There is a lot of speculation that  much of the road building money was used to construct houses in Kabul and Dubai by corrupt businessmen and government officials. A $200 million project of USAID to construct a road to tie the city of Khost with Gardez has had a fitful start with no sight in end for completion. Read more in "Anger Over Long-Delayed Afghan Highway", by Ahmad Shah of Institute for War & Peace Reporting, December 1, 2014.

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