10 Sep 2008
Patrolling in front of Kandahar City Court house, Force Protection soldiers secure the area while the Specialist Engineer Team discusses matters on renovations to the building’s structure. Both teams are integral units of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team in Camp Nathan Smith, Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
The KPRT’s Specialist Engineer Team visits the Kandahar City Court House for future reconstruction projects while Force Protection Company secures the area. Both teams are from the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team in Camp Nathan Smith, Kandahar Afghanistan. The work of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team is the bridge to long-term stability.
The Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team consists of Canadian Forces members, a civilian police contingent led by the RCMP, Correctional Services Canada, representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian International Development Agency. The KPRT conducts coordinated interdepartmental operations to promote good governance, assists the Government of Afghanistan in extending its authority in the province of Kandahar, and facilitates the development of a stable, secure and self-sustaining environment for the people of Afghanistan.
Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg) is Canada’s military contribution to Afghanistan. Canadian operations will focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in the country.
The Canadian Forces (CF) contribution in Afghanistan comprises over 2,500 soldiers, most of who serve with JTF-Afg at Kandahar Airfield and Camp Nathan Smith, Canada’s Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), in Kandahar City. Additional personnel are assigned to various military headquarters, support bases, and civilian organizations.
Photo by: MCpl Karl McKay Photographer JTF-Afg