Kabul and Bamyan are now closer, thanks to the new road funded by the Italian Cooperation

Kabul -At the presence of President Ashraf Ghani and Ambassador Roberto Cantone, the inauguration ceremony of the road connecting Kabul to Bamyan, with a total length of 136 km, was held on August 28, with a grant from the Italian Cooperation of 99,4 million euros. The section is part of both the east-west crossing corridor of the country, from Kabul to Herat, and of the north-south corridor between Mazar-e Sharif and Kabul, and includes a route in the mountain area with two passes at 3,500 meters of altitude, Onai and Hajigak.

In order to allow a correct maintenance of the road two plants for the production of asphalt and cem

ent have been realized, with relative testing laboratories. Moreover, over the years of construction, three food distributions were carried out for vulnerable groups that are among the populations residing in the area of ​​the road, in addition to the realization of about twenty community projects (irrigation canals, bridges and structures access).

Thanks to this infrastructure work, the Kabul-Bamyan journey time has been reduced from about 13 hours to two and a half.

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