Groundbreaking for road in Kunduz
A road asphalted in Kunduz using Federal Foreign Office funds
In Kunduz in early June, Governor Anvar Jegdalek and the civilian head of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), Thomas Kurz, officially announced the forthcoming asphalting of a road of key importance to the provincial capital. It links the city centre with a very popular new residential area, the airport and the PRT premises. The latter is to be used by the provincial government following the withdrawal of the Bundeswehr from Kunduz.
The Governor invited around 50 local dignitaries and tribal elders to mark this occasion. Also present were representatives of GIZ and the construction company, as well as numerous local journalists. The Governor expressed his heartfelt gratitude for Germany’s support and stressed the stabilizing impact on the entire province of this and other infrastructure measures financed by the German Government.
Official announcement of the start of construction by Governor Anvar Jegdalek
The construction measures, funded via the Federal Foreign Office and implemented by GIZ, are part of the infrastructure programme in northern Afghanistan. Among other projects, the agricultural and engineering faculties at Takhar University were constructed and several key roads asphalted within the scope of this programme.
The aim of these infrastructure projects is to help ensure stability in the province by strengthening the provincial administration and fostering civic life. At the same time, Germany is sending a clear message by implementing these measures: the start of the transition process in Kunduz does not mean that we intend to lessen our commitment there.
Last updated 07.06.2012