05 Jan 2008

PR# 2008-005

Bagram PRT reviews
33 proposed projects for Kapisa

Capt. Jordan Berry, Bagram PRT Civil Affairs team leader, speaks with Kapisa Province Governor Abubaker about 33 proposed projects for the province this year.
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KABUL, Afghanistan – Members from ISAF’s Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) met with Kapisa Province’s governor recently to discuss development projects for the Kapisa Governor’s Compound.

Capt. Jordan Berry, Bagram PRT Civil Affairs team leader, discussed 33 already funded and proposed projects ranging from district centers and roads, to street lights and retaining walls.

Captain Berry, Gov. Abubaker, the Kapisa Provincial Governor and representatives from the province’s Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education and engineers discussed each project, suggested changes and set timelines for the provincial government to submit proposals to the PRT.

The top development priority for the PRT is building schools, said Capt. Berry. Once schools have been funded, other issues will be addressed.

Another topic addressed was Kapisa’s road network and its affect on security.

Governor Abubaker drew a map of the province to show the captain where paved roads should go to quickly deploy Soldiers to unsettled areas in Kapisa.

The governor also identified the areas in most need of retaining walls where Afghan’s lives were threatened by flooding, mainly an issue in the springtime.

Governor Abubaker and Captain Berry agreed to work together to solve problems in the province and shared concerns for Kapisa’s security.

The PRT’s goal is to complete $30 million in developments by the end of 2008.

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