Afghan National Army Brigade Garrison at Khas Kunar Awarded

Published March 30, 2012

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District awarded a task order contract on March 27 for construction of a garrison for the 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps of the Afghanistan National Army, in Khas Kunar District, Kunar Province.

The contract, awarded for $109.3 million, went to Lakeshore Toltest JV LLC of Detroit, Mich. It includes construction of:

  • The brigade headquarters complex with operations center, headquarters, barracks and latrines
  • Facilities for all other areas, to accommodate a population of approximately 6,000 personnel: barracks, latrines, dining, fire station, medical center, public works compound, post exchange, recreation and assembly areas
  • Operational areas, such as administrative buildings, motor pools and vehicle maintenance, fuel point, wash racks, ammunition and arms storage, training buildings and firing ranges
  • Security facilities such as entry control points, bunkers, and guard towers
  • Roads, parking areas and foot paths
  • All utilities and site work.


Many of the facilities will be constructed using standardized designs and arch-span methods to expedite construction. Other facilities will be built using traditional concrete masonry unit construction methods. The work is expected to be complete within two years.

Contracting officer authority will be transferred to Afghanistan Engineer District-North, which will oversee the construction.

The Middle East District awards task orders under a set of Multiple Award Task Order Contracts awarded June 16, 2011, that went to 14 firms. The firms may be called upon to support design-build and construction projects throughout the 20 countries of U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility, which is defined as including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen. More information on the CENTCOM MATOCs can be found at

The Middle East District provides engineering, construction and related services in the Middle East, Central Asia and other areas. Its work includes designing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activities for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various customers. In addition, the District provides project management, engineering, contracting and support services to USACE districts in Afghanistan.

Release no. 13-080