Villagers build their own road

Ghor Province, Afghanistan

Two years ago, residents of Kamich village in Shahrak district of Ghor province tried to get the government to build a road so they can reach neighboring Herat province easier and faster. According to them, the government wasn’t able to meet their needs and so they took matters into their own hands and build the 14-kilometer road themselves.  The road, which passes through a long valley, was officially inaugurated last Sunday. Pajhwok Afghan News reported that the residents took on all the expenses and people voluntarily worked on the road.  They even built a mountain tunnel in one area. Ghor’s provincial governor, Syed Iqbal Munib, praised the residents and attended the inauguration ceremony. Residents say the road shortens the distance to Herat by at least 30 kilometers, and they can now travel in the winter.

August 3, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Reconstruction and Development

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