KERKI, 27 May (IRIN) - Efforts to
repair and restore a critical 60-km stretch of road between Turkmenistan
and Afghanistan were being delayed due to bureaucracy, an official from
the World Food Programme (WFP) charged on Sunday.
"We're frustrated," a WFP
civil engineer, Peter Risch, told IRIN in the Turkmen town of Kerki, a
dusty frontier town north of the Afghan border. "We have teams and
equipment on standby just waiting," he maintained.
As part of the United Nations ongoing
humanitarian assistance to the beleaguered country, the route leading southeast