Salang Pass Reopens to Traffic After Four-Month Closure
The Salang Pass, a major trade and transit route in Afghanistan, has reopened to traffic after a four-month closure.
The opening ceremony was attended by senior Taliban officials, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund, deputy prime minister for economic affairs.
“The reconstruction of the Salang Pass has provided great convenience for traders and will also increase the movement of commercial goods,” Baradar Akhund said.
He added that discussions are underway to reconstruct the second Salang Tunnel.
The reconstruction of the 80-kilometer Salang Highway began on July 21, but the pass was completely closed to traffic on August 8.
The Salang Pass is a strategic route that connects the capital, Kabul, with the northern provinces of Afghanistan. It is also a major transit route for goods and people traveling between Afghanistan and Central Asia.
The closure of the Salang Pass had a significant impact on trade and transportation in Afghanistan. It also made it more difficult for people to travel between the north and south of the country.
The reopening of the Salang Pass is a welcome development for the Afghan people and economy. It will help to improve trade and transportation, and it will make it easier for people to travel between different parts of the country.