30 Jul '12, 9pm

Great piece here on the struggle to get practical engineering projects going in Afghanistan. "@RitchieSKing:

Great piece here on the struggle to get practical engineering projects going in Afghanistan. "@RitchieSKing:

RELATED CONTENT Behind the Scenes in Afghanistan IEEE Spectrum's Q&A with USAID Spectrum's Questions for Black & Veatch Comments From the Louis Berger Group Eight Years of Electrical Reconstruction in Afghanistan The sun is poking through mist on a humid Wednesday morning in early April as we drive west through the city of Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan. The place doesn't look too bad, considering that just a couple of days ago rioters demolished stores and homes here after word got out that a minister in Florida had burned a Koran. In Kandahar alone 16 people were killed and 128 wounded . Our destination is the only electrical substation within city limits, a creaky relic from the 1970s outfitted with Bulgarian switchgear and other electrical esoterica, including a 25-megavolt- ampere transformer that's so old it has to be hosed down on hot days to keep it from overhea...

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