The South Resident Office of the Kabul Area Office of the Afghanistan Engineering District – North, turned over several facilities on Camp Commando, to the Afghan National Army, in a ceremony, April 8.
The first phase of the project began in May 2007 and finished in 2009 and the second phase began in April 2010 and finished in April 2012. Throughout 5 years, over 700 people, including technical engineers, administrative, skilled and unskilled people, worked on the project. After cutting the ceremonial ribbon, the guests took a tour of the power plant facility, where the ceremony was held.
Emal Poya, quality assurance representative and fulltime representative of USACE stated over 40 new facilities were built and were a necessity to the Afghan National Army, “[headquarter and administration offices], barracks, power plant, waste water treatment plant, medical clinic, warehouses, arms storage, motor parking and 4.7 kilometers of road.”
These facilities are important because they will help the Afghan National Army mission and will provide a good training center.
According to Lt. Cmdr. Mark Tipton, Resident Officer In Charge for Kabul South Resident Office, the purpose of this project was to complete and update unfinished buildings and facilities and expand site utilities for the ANA Commando Complex near Kabul to include facilities and utility networks.
Poya said that he would like the users of the project and facilities to try their best to keep all of the facilities active and be careful of the maintenance of the facilities.
Shujaullah Ghayoori, project manager, said he is proud the United States provided a good facility and to the standard that the world uses, including America, England, Germany, and other places around the world. Ghayoori said the Afghan people are very happy to have this facility right now with them.
The waste water treatment plant is something new to Afghanistan. “The waste water treatment plant is one of the modern systems in all the world that we have in Afghanistan and are lucky to have this system in Afghanistan,” said Ghayoori.
NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan is a coalition of 38 troop-contributing nations charged with assisting the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in generating a capable and sustainable Afghan National Security Force ready to take lead of their country’s security by 2014. For more information about NTM-A, visit www.ntm-a.com.
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