Construction work starts on new recreation park in Helmand, and new customs building in Kunar

Construction work has started on a recreation park in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, according to a recent report from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). The project is expected to cost about $50,000 and most of the money is being donated by the local residents. The part is being constructed over half an acre of land, and it is expected to have many facilities.

Meanwhile, also according to a Pajhwok Afghan News report, the foundation stone for a new customs building has been laid in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar. This project has been funded by the Ministry of Finance, and is estimated to cost an approximate $908,724 or 45 million Afs.В  This project should take a year to complete, according to Kunar’s provincial governor, Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi.В  This facility is being built with the hope that it will spur transit trade activity on the road that connects the Nawa Pass area of Kunar with Pakistan’s Bajaur and Mohmand tribal areas.

February 28, 2012   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development