Address by Deputy PM Mullah Baradar Akhund at the Inauguration of Herat-Ghor Road Construction


In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious!

Esteemed government officials, scholars, businessmen, residents of Herat and Ghor, esteemed guests, and members of the media,

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all.

I hope you all are in good health and spirits.

Today marks a significant moment of jubilation with the inauguration of the Herat-Ghor Road project, a long-awaited development that promises newfound convenience for the people of Ghor.

Amir Ul Mo’mineen and other leaders of the Islamic Emirate are committed to alleviating the nation's challenges and fostering prosperity for them. Indeed, tangible progress is evident across various regions of our country, serving as testament to our dedication.

Recognizing the pivotal role of the transportation sector in driving economic growth, the Islamic Emirate has prioritized its development. Through ongoing dialogues with neighboring and regional stakeholders, we aim to enhance land transport infrastructure, ensuring safe, efficient, and standardized services for our citizens.

With the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate, we have expedited the reconstruction of vital highways such as the Kabul-Kandahar Road, Salang Highway, and the Wakhan Corridor. Additionally, efforts are underway to upgrade urban road networks and extend transportation links from provincial hubs to remote districts.

The East-West Corridor stands as a cornerstone project, linking Herat, Ghor, Bamyan, Daykundi, and Maidan Wardag provinces to Kabul via land transport. Its completion will not only bolster trade and regional connectivity but also enhance passenger convenience, traversing through areas of historical significance and natural beauty.

Furthermore, this corridor intersects areas rich in mineral resources, including salt mines in Ghor's Shahrak district and marble deposits in Herat's Chisht Sharif district.

In closing, I wish to reassure the people of Ghor of our steadfast support. Leveraging available resources, we are committed to embarking on further developmental initiatives within the province.

Thank you for your attention.