U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breaks ground on $5.5M ammunition bunker project
KABUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on a $5.5 million ammunition bunker project located in the Pol-e-Charki province of Kabul in support of the Afghanistan National Army, April 26. Twenty-five ammunition bunkers will be built at the ANA military compound and will be used to safely store explosives, and artillery. Currently the ammunitions are being stored in un-cooled storage containers which could potentially be dangerous under certain conditions. Additionally, the Corps will be managing the construction of an aggregate roadway on the project site. "This team of warriors will work and partner together to get this project done on time and with quality construction," said Lt. Col. Steve Danner, the Afghanistan Engineer District North's Kabul area office officer in charge. Hashmat Khalil Rezai Construction Co., located in the Parwan District of Kabul is the contractor on the project. Between 80 and 100 Afghan construction workers will be employed during the duration of the construction project. The project is expected to be complete in May 2012. The Corps of Engineers is the primary organization building army bases, police stations, roads, airstrips and other infrastructure projects in Afghanistan to increase the country's stability and economy. It has two districts in the country - Afghanistan Engineer District-North, which is based in Kabul; and Afghanistan Engineer District-South, which is based in Kandahar.

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