USAID’s Afghanistan Municipal Strengthening Program recently paved three streets in the Tirin Kot Bazaar in Uruzgan Province. The project paved the bazaar area’s three main roads totaling 500 meters in length. The concrete pavement is a significant improvement over the previously dirt roads, which were extremely dusty during dry periods and very muddy during the wet seasons. Having a paved street has greatly benefited both the merchants and the customers in the Tirin Kot Bazaar.
The poured concrete streets were the third phase of a learning-by-doing street construction program in Tirin Kot that had previously constructed three cobblestone street sections and a concrete paver street section in other areas of the city. The local labor force perfomed work on all three projects.