US-Funded Afghan Hospitals May Not Be Sustainable: Report

Law360, New York (April 30, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT) -- The Special Inspector General For Afghanistan Reconstruction reported Tuesday that two new U.S.-funded hospitals costing $18.5 million may be too large and expensive for the Afghan government to operate and staff after U.S. forces leave.

Sustainability has long been a concern for rebuilding projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Wartime Contracting Commission reported in 2011 that U.S.-contracted projects could come to nothing if host governments cannot or will not commit the funds, staff and expertise to operate and maintain them, and the recently closed office of...
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