Afghanistan Signs US$205 Million Road Construction Project With a Chinese Firm

Kabul, Afghanistan Minister of Public Works on Sunday signed an agreement with a Chinese company for the construction of the 178km road project.

The project will cost more than US$204 million and will be paid for by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Khaama press reported.

The project road project, Dara-e-Suf to Yakawlang, was awarded to a Chinese firm after its bid of $204.9 million was approved by the government and was signed by Public Works Minister Mahmood Baligh.

The signing ceremony was also attended by the head of the Asian Development Bank and some other high level government officials.

The Director of the Asian Development Bank in Afghanistan, Thomas Panella, said the contract will play a vital role in developing the economy of the country by helping the internal transport in Afghanistan.

The head of the Chinese construction firm promised continued support to Afghanistan and the award of the contract to their company is the first step to participate in the reconstruction of the country.

Source: Qatar News Agency