U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
 You are in: Under Secretary for Political Affairs > Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs > Releases > Press Releases > 2004
Press Statement

Kabul, Afghanistan
July 29, 2004


U.S. Ambassador Celebrates Completion of the Kandahar Bus Station and Ghazni Hospital Roads

Released by U.S. Embassy Kabul Office of Public Affairs

Afghan Minister of Interior Ali Jalali, U.S. Ambassador and Special Presidential Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, and Governor of Ghazni, Assadullah Khaled at ribbon-cutting. U.S. Embassy in Kabul PhotoGhazni, Afghanistan -- Today marked the official completion and opening of two important roads in the City of Ghazni -- the Kandahar Bus Station Road and the newly resurfaced Hospital Road. U.S. Ambassador Khalilzad, Ghazni Governor Asadulla, Minister of Transportation, and Minister of Interior all participated in today’s ribbon-cutting at the terminus of the Bus Station Road.

The Hospital Road will significantly improve access for the citizens of Ghazni to emergency services provided at the Ghazni Hospital, the only major hospital situated between Kabul and Kandahar. The Bus Station Road at its junction with the Ring Road will improve transportation and create a venue for expanded markets, retail shops and services in central Ghazni.

"These roads serve as important arteries for the Ghazni City center and will enhance freedom of movement and commerce from Ghazni to other regions of the country via the Ring Road," Ambassador Khalilzad said.

"Strategically located on the Kabul-Kandahar trade route, Ghazni has a long and rich history as a center for culture and commerce. It is now poised to reaffirm its historic role as a great trading center, a flourishing market for numerous agricultural products, and one of Afghanistan’s most fascinating historical sites," he continued.


  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.