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Afghanistan Hospital Almost Two Years Late, Auditor Says

A U.S.-funded effort to build a 100-bed civilian hospital in eastern Afghanistan has fallen almost two years behind its planned completion because of poor contractor performance and deficient internal controls, according to an inspector general’s audit.

The deficient internal controls led to overpayments of at least $507,000 to an Afghan construction company that’s since been fired, according to the report released today by the office of the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.