Sappers upgrade supply route in Helmand
A team of British sappers have upgraded a crucial supply route in Helmand province to ensure that the local Afghan population can use the road throughout the winter.
Sappers from 29 Armoured Engineer Squadron, part of 35 Engineer Regiment, ‘winter-proofed’ Route Mars in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province, by installing 18 new culverts – or drainage channels – to make the road more resilient to flooding during the wetter winter months. They got the job done in just 14 days, well inside the 25 allocated.
Route Mars runs through Precinct 8 of Lashkar Gah, soon to be handed over to Afghan security control.
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