Saturday, January 03, 2004

US SPONSORS TAJIKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN BRIDGE: Via Nathan--who remain mysterious and who has moved to a new location, namely here--we find out that:

The US has agreed to pay $30-40 million for a bridge connecting Tajikistan & Afghanistan to spur the rebirth of historic Central Asian trade in the area (Uzbekistan's "Friendship Bridge" is closed most of the time). The bridge will be over the Pyanj River, and, unlike this one (also built by the US), it will be up to international seismic standards.
Kudos to the State Department.

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