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Royal Engineers build a new future for Afghanistan

September 6, 2011

A Royal Engineers team is helping local Afghans in Lashkar Gah build a future beyond 2014 by offering advice on a range of projects vital to the security of the area. Report by Ian Carr.

Excavation work underway for hardstanding buildings at a police checkpoint. Picture: Charlie Walsh, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Excavation work underway for hardstanding buildings at a police checkpoint. Picture: Charlie Walsh, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Building a new future for Afghanistan has a more tangible meaning for Royal Engineer Major Mike Eytle and his team than it does for most people.

Based at Lashkar Gah, they work for the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) as an engineering design consultancy, giving advice on a range of projects that have been identified as critical to the long-term success of the transition of authority for security in the province to the Afghans.

Continues at: mod.uk – Royal Engineers build a new future for Afghanistan

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Andreas Zeck permalink
    September 6, 2011 23:14

    I like to think that this is the way forward.
    Teaching them proper procedures and giving them skills to actually achieve something.
    While improving the infrastructure at the same time.
    Well done REs, keep up the good work!

  2. Becky Eytle permalink
    September 13, 2011 02:40

    Am very proud of my husband and his team.

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