September 1, 2015, Kabul, Afghanistan Airfields built in Afghanistan for the war against the Taliban will soon belong to the Afghan government.
American and Afghan officials say the change could transform one of the world’s poorest countries into an aviation hub.
The 8 airfields are believed to be worth 2-billion US dollars.
They’re scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land.
The lack of rail transport and decent roads makes trips through the area difficult.
“These airports will serve as land bridges that will connect both Afghanistan internally and connect Afghanistan to south Asia and central Asia, so the land bridge vision will be fulfilled.”
The US Army says many of the airfields are in operational condition.
But Afghanistan and international investors will have to put up some cash before others are usable.