6871719999_d08dd2eeb8_zThe government of Japan will purchase 106 road construction equipment worth $30 million, in a bid to help Afghanistan maintain its main highways.

Afghan public works ministry will receive the equipments which will also include snow clearing machines which will help Afghanistan to reopen crucial
highways including Bamyan-Daikundi highway, Ghazni-Ghor highway which are usually closed due to heavy snowfalls during winter time.

Deputy public works minister, Ahmadshah Wahid said the equipment will include Grader, Loader, Excavator, Dump Trucks and 6 sow clearing machinery. Japan
also purchased 8 equipment for Afghanistan last year which proved to resolve major issues of Afghan public works ministry.

The equipment will be transferred to Bamyan, Daikundi, Ghazni and Ghor provinces of Afghanistan.

Japan International Cooperation Agency representative, Noori Shaida said the equipments will be taken to sensitive regions in order to help with the road maintenance projects, and maintain those highways which plays a key role in social and economic affairs of Afghan people.

Japan’s assistance will also play a key role in resolving the issues of Salang Tunnel, where dozens of people die each year due to heavy snow fall and major road accidents.

The government of Japan has invested over $4 billion in the reconstruction projects including highway and school construction since 2001.