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Bureau of Public Affairs
December 16, 2003


Construction of Road from Kabul to Kandahar in Afghanistan

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/pix/b/sa/af/27359.htmThe once-torturous but now reconstructed road between Kabul and the southern city of Kandahar was formally completed December 16, 2003 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. President Bush promised Karzai that the road would be completed on time. As promised, the road was opened on time and the ceremony coincided with Afghanistan opening its constitutional Assembly, the Loya Jerga, The resurfacing reduced travel time on its 300-mile distance from as much as 30 hours to 6 or less and is the most visible sign of America’s post-war reconstruction. The USAID provided more than $190 million to complete the highway, the first phase of an effort to rebuild the ring road that circumnavigates Afghanistan.

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