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For Immediate Release
Oct. 24, 2011
Contact: Mark Ray, (540) 667-5705

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Work progressing on theater vehicle maintenance facility

Four cranes work at erecting the steel framework of a vehicle maintenance building on Kandahar Airfield. (USACE photo/Mark Ray) Steel is going up for a facility to maintain U.S. tactical vehicles from throughout the Afghan theater. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South is overseeing the contract to construct the facility.

When completed, the project, on Kandahar Airfield, will comprise 11 major structures, including two large buildings for vehicle maintenance, a tire assembly and repair facility, a paint booth and a vehicle wash station. The project also includes a fire pump house and administrative and storage buildings.

The $26.3 million project should be completed by the end of February 2012.

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USACE’s Afghanistan Engineer District-South provides design and construction services throughout southern Afghanistan to support the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. The work is carried out in Regional Commands South, Southwest and West with the goal of achieving counterinsurgency effects and bolstering the Afghan Government’s services to its people.

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