The Afghan construction industry has been one of the big winners since the fall of the Taliban. NATO and the international community have pumped billions of dollars into building roads, schools and bases.
'With the drawdown of troops and NGOs, however, comes a drawdown in construction spending, and that has Afghan contractors scrambling to find new business.'
Could it be that the the growth in construction and related activity was never meant to benefit the local economy but to swell the coffers of multinational corporations??? Cynical? Moi?