Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Government of Japan contributes USD 1,5 million to support Salang corridor upgrade

The Government of Japan contributes USD 1,5 million to support Salang corridor upgrade - Afghanistan's main north-south road transport route. The Embassy of Japan in Kabul said that "the relevant documents for the Preparatory Facility of Salang Tunnel Project have exchanged between Mr. Yasunari Morino, Charge d'affaires ad interim of the Embassy and Thomas Panella, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director for Afghanistan".  At present, the Salang Corridor is the only route that allows the year round north-south passages of good and people across the Hindu Kush Mountain. The vast majority of goods shipped to Kabul from the north traverse the Salang Corridor. However, after more than 50 years of service the road has fallen into a state of deterioration.
"Considering the importance of rehabilitation of this corridor, which will provide safe and quick access for goods and people linking the south with the north, Japan and ADB decided to continue the Feasibility Study and Geotechnical Analysis, as well as detailed engineering study and procurement assistance,"  said at Japan Embassy in Kabul.


The Japanese contribution will be allocated to the feasibility study and  such as geotechnical analysis, as well as detailed engineering study and procurement assistance.
ADB will achieve the project preparation work in close cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.