The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA) has identified the need for construction of a bypass road outside the Herat city center in order to improve the flow of traffic in the city and create an alternative route for traffic, particularly heavy trucks. The bypass road will also help optimize the traffic flow within the section of HW1 (Ring Road) passing through Herat city and further along the roads leading to the borders with Iran and Turkmenistan.

To implement the project, the IRA, with the Ministry of Public Works(MoPW) acting as the Executing Ministry, has secured a partial Grant Fund from the Government of the Italian Republic (GOI) with the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGCS) acting as the Italian Financing Agency