Gamberi Afghan National Army Garrison: Site Grading and Infrastructure Maintenance Problems Put Facilities at Risk   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, through the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, provided $129.8 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Afghanistan Engineer District-North (TAN) to construct an Afghan National Army (ANA) garrison in Gamberi, located in Nangarhar province on Afghanistan's eastern border. As part of its inspections program, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) conducted an inspection to follow up on actions USACE-TAN took in response to an open recommendation in SIGAR Audit-10- 10, 'ANA Garrison at Gamberi Appears Well Built Overall but Some Construction Issues Need to Be Addressed,' dated April 30, 2010. During that audit, SIGAR found several problems with flood control measures, site grading, and a deteriorating bridge. For example, SIGAR reported that the poor grading at the construction site could result in the accumulation of water around buildings and, if not addressed, could lead to flooding after a significant rainfall. Accordingly, this inspection assessed the actions taken by USACE-TAN to correct or mitigate site grading and infrastructure maintenance problems at the ANA garrison at Gamberi. SIGAR also inspected a new culvert under construction that was being built to replace the deteriorating bridge near the entrance to the garrison."

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SIGAR Inspection No. 13-3; Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Inspection No. 13-3
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Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: http://www.sigar.mil/
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