28 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-565

Afghans, ISAF open new surgery centre in Herat

Afghan and ISAF officials meet Oct. 28 during the official inauguration of a new surgery centre in Ghoryan district, Herat.
(high resolution photo)

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and ISAF officials met 28 October to inspect and inaugurate a new surgery centre in Ghoryan district, Herat.

Dr. Rashed, chief of the Herat Health Department, met with Colonel Luca Covelli, commander of ISAF Herat Provincial Reconstruction Team, and Dr. Alberto Vecchi, chief of the Italian contingent’s foreign affairs ministry.

Dr. Rashid, on behalf of the Afghan community of Ghoryan, thanked the members of the PRT. The PRT, which is guided by Regional Command-West, supports the provincial institutional authorities in the process of reconstruction, economical development and governance.

The project, financed with Italian funds, was built by a local Afghan company and managed by a group of military and civilian engineers from the PRT. The use of local contractors increased job opportunities for the people in the area and improved economical development in Ghoryan.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/