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KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – French Army Brig. Gen. Marcel Druart, Task Force La Fayette commander, greets Afghan authorities in Tagab valley of Kapisa province, Afghanistan, for the inauguration of the sports stadium, Feb.4. For the event, a volleyball competition took place and Tagab valley locals attended the event. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Sylvain Petremand, Task Force La Fayette – Public Affairs Joint Staff) KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Brig. Gen. Marcel Druart, Task Force La Fayette commander, visited the Tagab valley with members of the Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team to open the new sports stadium in the valley, Feb. 4.

The project was jointly financed by the PRT and the French brigade and was constructed by more than fifty construction workers from the region.


For the inauguration, a volleyball competition was organized and made up of different teams throughout the province.

“People from Tagab are delighted to have this new sports grounds; young people will be able to practice their sports in better conditions, but this project also enabled to employ local craftsman,” said Mr. Najibullah, the head of the event.  “It was really a good opportunity and we wish to take on a similar project.”

After the match and the handing out of awards, Druart gave the closing remarks.

“I am happy to be here today with all of you in order to assist to this sportive competition. It’s a happy and peaceful day. This stadium, it’s yours, it’s you who built it and it’s your athletes who will make it living. Today a big step is passing through because it’s clear that Tagab population wish to take charge of their future. Thanks again for inviting me. This day will stay in my mind.”

Task Force La Fayette ensures the security of the PRT and gives them the necessary Intel to conduct their operations. Task Force La Fayette Civilian-military actions shops ensure good coordination with all development projects in the area.

 

 

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Local Afghans from the Tagab valley watch the volleyball competition at the new sports stadium in the valley, Feb. 4. The new stadium was funded by Task Force La Fayette and the Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction team, and employed more than 50 workers throughout the province to complete the project. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Sylvain Petremand, Task Force La Fayette – Public Affairs Joint Staff) KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Two volleyball teams from Kapisa province engage in a friendly competition at the opening of the new sports stadium in Tagab valley, Feb. 4. The new stadium was funded by Task Force La Fayette and the Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction team, and employed more than 50 workers throughout the province to complete the project. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Sylvain Petremand, Task Force La Fayette – Public Affairs Joint Staff)

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