The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered a newly completed Afghan Uniformed Police District Headquarters to Afghan authorities, Jan. 20, in Kushk District, Herat Province.
The facility, built by an Afghan-owned and operated construction firm with oversight by the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, will provide a high-quality base of operations for 120 Afghan police specialists who have sworn to serve and protect.
The $3.7 million facility includes administration offices, barracks, guard shacks and towers, entry control points, a fuel point, a water tower, wells, a water supply, treatment and distribution system, communications infrastructure, roads and more.
Since its creation in 2009, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South has overseen construction of nearly 50 Afghan National Police facilities. In doing so, the district has afforded the Afghan National Security Forces suitable settings in which to live, work and train.
As lead responsibility for security in Afghanistan is gradually being transitioned from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force to the Afghan National Security Forces, adequate facilities are vital.
Article by JC Delgadillo, USACE