Afghanistan Gets More ADB Aid for Road, Railway Rehabilitation

The Asian Development Bank is providing $754 million for the rehabilitation of roads and railways in Afghanistan.

The money will be used to upgrade up to 600 kilometers of roads and build new tracks and stations to complement a newly completed train line connecting the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif to Uzbekistan.

This new assistance package brings ADB’s total contributions to the reconstruction of Afghanistan’s physical infrastructure to more than $1.7 billion.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.