From the event

03 May. 2008

PR# 2008-176

ISAF supports reconstruction in Kabul’s remote areas

KABUL, Afghanistan – ISAF’s troops of Regional Command Capital (RC-Capital) are conducting reconstruction projects worth more than $3.6 million in Kabul’s remote areas.

The Italian Task Force operating in eastern Kabul recently inaugurated two foot bridges and five wells in the rural district of Sarobi. Works are also in progress for a library and a new police station.

The Italian contingent operating in the valleys of Musahi and Char Asyab have also been working on reconstruction projects. They laid the first stone of a new school for 300 students and will soon inaugurate a number of public facilities in the southern part of the capital.

All the projects are being conducted in coordination with local authorities and are predominantly funded by the Italian Ministry of Defence at a cost of $2 million.

French planned projects include building 14 bridges and seven wells, with an overall financial engagement of about $1.4 million. The French Civil-Military Cooperation Teams have also conducted surveys to implement projects aimed at rehabilitating three government buildings, a district police station and six smaller police stations, all located in the northern part of Kabul, namely in Goldarreh, Qareh Bagh and Mir Bacheh Kowt.

Turkish units of RC-Capital have short-term plans for Kabul using national funds totalling more than $200,000. Projects include installing wells and building a 12-classroom school.

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