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US spent $14.7M on building in Afghanistan that it never used

US spent $14.7M on building in Afghanistan that it never used

The U.S. government spent $14.7 million to construct a warehouse for a Pentagon agency in Afghanistan that was never used as intended because of delays.

“If the facility had been completed on schedule, [the Defense Logistics Agency] would have been able to use it for more than two years before the agency’s mission in Kandahar ended in 2014,” according to a 15-page report released Monday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

In 2009, the Army started the process to construct a warehouse facility in Kandahar, Afghanistan, for the Defense Logistics Agency, which provides supplies and services to U.S. forces around the world.

At that time, the agency didn’t have a facility inside Afghanistan where it could store materials and equipment

In late 2010, the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $13.5 million contract to two Turkish companies, which were required to finish construction by August 2011.

The companies, however, caused construction delays and didn’t follow all of the contract requirements. That contract was eventually terminated.

Source: US spent $14.7M on building in Afghanistan that it never used | TheHill