Hundreds of millions wasted in Afghan reconstruction projects, finds reportAugust 3, 2012
Hundreds of millions of US taxpayer dollars may have been wasted on poorly managed infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, a report to Congress says.
John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction, found that project "planning, co-ordination and execution" had been weak.
Security costs were likely to rise in the short-term, he added, as private companies hand over to Afghan forces.
The quarterly report released on Monday also found that several construction projects were so far behind schedule that they were unlikely to be completed before US troops leave the country.'Extraordinary funds'
It said "a significant portion" of the US government's $400m (£254m) investment in large infrastructure projects in fiscal year 2011 alone may have been wasted because of the poor planning.Read More...