Building Capacity in a contingency environment is not always optimal, but the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan maintains a steady pace with its projects and programs.
In a recent visit to Kandahar, the Deputy Commanding Officer of the USACE Afghanistan District joined Construction Division along with Project Engineer, Brian Cagle on a trip to the Kandahar Air Wing (KAW) Well Site and Sewage Plant to perform Quality Assurance and Quality Check on the progress.
The group visited the portions of the project located inside the Kandahar Air Wing area. In particular, they looked at and discussed the progress of the new water well which is currently in the water quality and quantity testing phase.
They were able to meet in person with the Contractor project manager and quality control manager as well as the USACE Local National Quality Assurance Representative (LNQA). “We have regular teleconferences with these personnel involved with these projects,” said Cagle, “but it is extremely valuable to have face-to-face meetings to facilitate the spirit of cooperation with our Afghan partners.”