12 Apr '12, 10am

Royal Engineers ready for Helmand

Based in Lashkar Gah, Major Ellisdon and his 25-man team will be working for the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team and with the Afghan Government's Line Ministries supporting large and small infrastructure projects for various sectors, including education, health, rule of law and security, in identifying what their priorities are - for example which roads most need building. Experts from within 524 Specialist Team will also work with the regional government to develop the power distribution infrastructure within Helmand and to return the critical irrigation systems to their original capacity - essential as over 90 per cent of the population are farmers. Major Ellisdon continued: "For any project in Afghanistan to succeed, it must have the support and involvement of the Afghan people. And that idea is central to our work. "We provide the design expertise to help repair...

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