Infrastructure & Road Building Carried Out at Camp Qargha

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Kepi deliver major infrastructure projects in the conflict zone of Afghanistan, mainly for the various international defence forces. These clients require their contractors to carry out their work quickly but to a very high standard so that future maintenance is kept to a minimum. Kepi were happy to take on a road maintenance and upgrade project, with drainage work included, for the Australian Department of Defence in Camp Qargha, Kabul.


Australian Department of Defence



As is usual with large million dollar plus contracts Kepi’s Project Management team broke the work down into seven different phases. First up was the re-grading and boxing-out of a major existing routeway. This involved the removal and replacement of some previously used materials that were not fit for purpose.

Once completed the road engineers laid a 300mm gravel wearing course and constructed “V” drains parallel to the roadway. The next job was the installation of nine culverts, these were designed so that they were protected from erosion and therefore futureproof.

Not all work can be designed and programmed off site, either back at Kepi HQ in the UK or in the local Afghanistan office. This was the case with two swales that needed construction, whose exact location was determined by the site managers when at the Camp.

The project was completed when two smaller service roads received upgrades, one which needed routine maintenance and an upgrade plus the repair of existing “V” drains.  The second service road required more work. Firstly, it needed widening to 4m and then “V” drains and a new swale needed installing.

Kepi offer turnkey solutions when it comes to civil engineering work like this. They sort out the delivery of materials, the heavy machinery and individual tools and machines that the manual workers need and of course the workforce themselves, including locally stationed management.

Any issues when on site can be quickly resolved by the local team or by the support staff in country or back in the UK. Having this sort of an approach to problem solving ensures the client gets a speedy response, immediate rectification and a quality end product.

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