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MPs demand prompt launch of work on Kabul-Parwan road

21 May 2021 - 14:27
21 May 2021 - 14:27

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers of northern provinces has demanded the government to begin work on four-lane Kabul-Parwan road, a project approved by the president three years ago.

Work on four-lane Kabul-Parwan road which is 150 kilomtres long and 12 metres wide from Khair Khana Tunnel to Salang Tunnel approved by the president three years ago but its practical work has not yet started.

A number of lawmaker in a protest sitting on Friday asked the government to promptly start work on the 1.5 billion afs project.

Syed Mohammad Mohammadi, a lawmaker from Kabul, said: “The residents of northern provinces comfortably reach Khair Khana but they has to wait for several hours in the Khair Khana Tunnel due to traffic congestion.”

“We witnessed during Eid a patient was not evacuated to the Hospital and was lost due to traffic jam in the Khair Khana Tunnel,” he said.

Fawzia Naseri, another lawmaker from Kabul, province said security situation in the Kohdaman districts has deteriorated and recently hundreds of families migrated to Kabul from Shakardara district.

Erfanullah Erfan, another lawmaker from Kabul province, said that blowing up electricity pylons was worrying adding that government and lawmakers should join hands to prevent violence and destruction of pylons.

Senior Presidential Advisor Almas Zahid while attending the meeting assured people to convey their problems to the president and practical steps would be taken to start work on four lane Kabul-Parwan road.

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