PRT chief on the plan for Helmand reconstruction
Michael O’Neill, Head of Mission for the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), speaks to Tristan Kelly in Lashkar Gah about the draw down due to complete by 2015.
TK: What are the priorities for the Helmand Plan?
MO: One of the main aims of the PRT is to help deliver the Helmand Plan which is a joint strategy and approach over the next four years among NATO countries and the Government of Afghanistan – the plan was signed off by Helmand Governor Mangal – for development.
The first priority for the Helmand Plan is governance, which is about helping the Afghans set up and strengthen provincial and district level systems of governance.