ADB funds construction of Gereshk-Lashkargah road in the Helmand province of Afghanistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding construction of the Gereshk-Lashkargah road in southern Helmand province. Construction works on the over USD 33,000,000 project will begin by the end of this month of April 2016. The project will connect about 300 villages with Gereshk and Nad Ali districts and also the provincial capital, Lashkargah City. Construction works will be carried out by an Afghan-Chinese joint venture. “The road will resolve the problems faced by the people, and the Public Works Ministry will closely monitor the project,” said the Deputy Minister of Public Works of Afghanistan. The local Police Chief pledged to ensure security of the road as the Taliban and criminal organizations have a strong presence in areas close to the construction site.