Around $ 800 million were invested in the economy of the Asian republic in the past 5 years.
The US government deemed the program for the reconstruction of Afghanistan by Pentagon ineffective. Around $ 800 million were invested in the economy of the Asian republic in the past 5 years. But the working group (TFBSO), created by the defense department in 2006 to ensure the business activity and stability of Afghanistan did not bring any results.
The Special Inspectorate General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) was questioned by the commitee, reports the Russian service of BBC.
At a meeting with members of a special committee, the US Senate questioned state inspectors regarding the expensive initiative of importing rare Italian goats for the development of the textile industry in Afghanistan.
The program for the import of exotic cattle was estimated at $ 6 million. In addition, US built gas filling station in the country. It cost the budget about $ 43 million .
"We have not received confirmation that this ridiculous gas refueling station in Afghanistan was in demand, " said Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri. The average salary in Afghanistan is about $ 690 per month and transfering a car from petrol to gas costs $ 800, the official said.
Pentagon spokesman accused the inspectors of inflating the figures. According to him, the gas fueling station cost less than $10 million.
The same group of inspectors found out that members of TFBSO initiated the construction of houses with large plasma TVs for US government employees stationed in Afghanistan, using the budget money.
$ 150 million was spent on the villa, although Pentagon officials could live in one of the US military bases and at the embassy. Currently TFBSO was disbanded.