Agreement signed for development, extension of Herat Airport

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HERAT: An agreement was signed Thursday in Herat city for development and extension of Herat Airport as the best development project in western zone in past few years in the country.
According to the agreement signed between Minister of Finance Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and Italian Foreign Ministry’s General Secretary, Italy will spend nearly $ 40 million in development and extension of Herat Airport which will be changed as the biggest international cargo and transit air port in the country and region.
In signing ceremony, Governor of Herat Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi praised Italy for the assistance, saying commencement of practical work of the airport would not only cause strengthening of regional cooperation, but also resulting in improvement of economical and trade condition.
Governor of Herat considered completion of railway and renovation of cement factory as key demand of the local authority, asking Ministry of Finance for allocation budget for completion of the plans.
Minister of Finance declared that development of the airport, asphalting Herat-Chesht and bypass roads were included in the project estimated $ 200 million.
The Kabul Times

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