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LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan –Tim Egan (third from left) from Rochester, N.Y., construction representative with the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, explains road repair procedures to Haseebulla (right) and Samiullah (second from right), Rural Rehabilitation and Development officials, in Alingar District Dec. 13. The Nuristan and Laghman PRTs cooperate in the district to help the government improve its infrastructure capacity. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Simonsen, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Nuristan and Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Teams visited the Alingar District Center Dec. 14 to train line directors on methods to repair improvised explosive device detonation holes along the main road in Alingar.



Insurgent forces have caused great damage to the people and economy in the Laghman Province, making the roads impassable. The PRTs came to the district center to teach government officials how to properly plan for and carry out road repairs.

Tim Egan, construction representative of the Nuristan PRT for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Rochester, N.Y., taught the leaders proper techniques to prepare the construction site and fix the roads using reinforced concrete thick enough to support commercial truck traffic.

“We are trying to instil in them better construction techniques so the repair will last for years,” said Egan. “If you don’t repair it right the first time, you will be back in a few days to do it again.”

“It is very good. No problem,” said Haseebulla, Rural Rehabilitation and Development official.

The program’s goal is for villages to nominate projects and provide the labor necessary to complete the project. The PRT will assist the district government with providing necessary supplies.

“We are going to take this slow, step by step, hand in hand together,” said U.S. Army Maj. Scott DeJesse from Amarillo, Texas, the district development team chief from the Laghman PRT. “We will work through the first few projects together.”

“I like this program very much,” said Fateh Muhammad, village affairs manager. “The villages that want to work should be able to get help. I am very excited.”

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. Scott DeJesse (right) of Amarillo, Texas, district support team chief for the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, listens to Sayeed Hassan, the executive director of Alingar District, during budgeting discussion in the Alingar District Center Dec. 13. The PRTs in Afghanistan are working with the district and provincial leaders to develop short- and long-term spending plans to help rebuild the country after decades of war. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Simonsen, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

 

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