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US audit uncovers more waste in Afghanistan

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Almost $13 million in equipment designed to upgrade Afghanistan's creaking power grid has been left mothballed in storage for lack of an installation plan, a US watchdog audit revealed Tuesday. 

Electricity wires hang over the hillside neighborhood of Jamal Mina in Kabul on September 27, 2012. Almost $13 million in equipment designed to upgrade Afghanistan's creaking power grid has been left mothballed in storage for lack of an installation plan, a US watchdog audit revealed.

In addition, the State Department's Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) found a contractor was paid $5.76 million to help the Afghan national power utility, but most of the work was never carried out.

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