Work on 12km road and sports stadium completed in Paktia province
Late last week, Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported that reconstruction work on a 12km road in Gardez, the capital city of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia, was completed at a cost of $3,400,000. The road links the Tiri Kandao area with Sharan, the capital of neighboring Paktika province. “It is an important project for residents of the two provinces and will help ease traffic snarls in Gardez,” provincial governor Juma Khan Hamdard told PAN. The reported added that “about 385-km of roads have so far been constructed in the province”.
In other development news in the province, yesterday PAN reported that construction work on a new sports stadium in Gardez has been completed. The reported said that the project took one year to complete at a cost of $700,000. The stadium can hold 1500 spectators, and it will be used to hold various different sporting events, according to provincial Olympic committee head, Mohammad Amin Alamyar.