Doshi-Bamyan is considered an alternative to Salang Highway.

KABUL, Afghanistan – Construction of Dhosi-Bamyan highway has progressed by 37 percent, the Ministry of Public Works said in a statement, which is the Phase 1 of the project linking Baghlan province to Bamyan.

The Doshi-Bamyan highway – with 152 kilometers long distance – starts form Northern Province of Baghalan and reaches Bamyan, a central province.

The project is divided into six phases, according to the statement.

The Phase 1 of the project has a length of 24 kilometers and a width of 11 meters, and is signed between the government and a private construction company.

The project that shows a 37 percent progress is funded by the World Bank, the statement said.

Engineers at the scene are working on the phase 1 of Doshi-Bamyan highway.

This project is considered one of the most important steps of the government, which could be an alternative road to Salang Highway.

The ministry did not provide further details, but said other phases are also being worked on and are progressing.

  • Mohammad Arif Sheva

    Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int’l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Afghan News.

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