U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass and Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak launched construction of a landmark $10 million U.S. government-funded wastewater treatment facility at Pol-i Charki prison in Kabul today. When completed, the facility will be one of the largest, in Afghanistan.
“This pioneering project represents another milestone in the 12-year partnership between the United States and Afghanistan to improve correctional facilities,” Ambassador Bass remarked during a ceremony to break ground on the new facility. “We remain committed to assisting the Afghan government in progress toward maintaining safe, secure, and modern correctional programs.”
When the year-long project is complete, the plant will provide essential sewage treatment for more than 14,000 inmates at Pol-i Charki, the country’s largest prison complex.