Czech PRT Enounced Six Uplift Projects in Logar

Other News Materials 8 September 2008 18:20 (UTC +04:00)

Afghanistan, Kabul, 8 September / Trend corr. A.Hakimi / The Czech Republic-led Provincial Reconstruction Team in Logar launches six new development projects at bidder's conference held on September 7 at FOB Shank, Pole Alam. The projects include construction of several girls' schools as well as retrofitting of all main check-posts on the Kabul - Gardez highway and construction of training center for Afghan National Police.

"The Hassani Basri girls' primary school was established sixteen years ago in Khushi. But the girls have not had their own school yet, they are attending classes in private homes" said Abdul Qayom, director of education in Khushi. The PRT will build two primary schools in Khushi district, when finished all girls from the central villages in Khushi could get the primary education.

Development of stable and secure environment through Afghan National Police is one of the priorities of the Czech PRT. Six police checkpoints along Kabul-Gardez highway will be retrofitted in upcoming months. Better and more robust buildings as well as protection walls will help Afghan National Police to provide security along the most frequented highway in Logar. The PRT will also build the teaching and training center for Afghan National Police where up to 500 Afghan policemen will be trained every year.

Following number of consultations with local players, assessments and consequently the bidders' conference, the Czechs will chose winning Afghan companies that will undertake the reconstruction and the works will start within one month. Other projects include building of Baraki Barak district center security wall and also construction of surface water level measuring points to keep track and gather data about water quantities.

Reconstruction of six schools, construction of buildings of two comprehensive health clinics or five cold storages is among other ongoing projects of the team which consists of eight civilian experts and 200 Czech soldiers