29 June 2017

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Kabul Municipality on Thursday announced launching work on the first-ever metro bus project in the capital, Kabul, a scheme that would take one year to complete.
While signing contracts for 16 road construction projects in Kabul, Mayor Abdullah Habibzai told a press conference the launch of the metro bus project was a matter of pleasure.  He said the first metro line with four kilometers length and 60 meters width would start from the Parwan-3 Square and would be extended to Sara-e-Shamali Square, which connect the center to the north of Kabul.
“This is good news for Kabul residents and we would witness the first metro bus running in early 1397.  We plan to work on similar projects in other parts of Kabul later this year,” he said.
“We will have 111 kilometers of metro bus lines in the capital three years,” he said.  The construction of the 111 kilometers metro bus road would cost $15 million to be paid by the municipality.  A contract for the construction of a 285 kilometers road in Kabul was also signed on the same day.
“Another project for asphalting a 90 kilometers road is also in the procurement plan.
In total, 375 kilometers of roads would be constructed this year under the two projects,” the mayor said.
Habibzai said the road projects would be implemented in 15th, 16th, 22nd, 12th, 11th, 13th, 17th, 9th, 8th, 4th, 5th, 10th and 7th police districts.
He did not provide information about the total cost of the 16 projects, but said the municipality’s plans for the current year included graveling roads, brick-lining streets, building a surface water system, parks and providing other services that would cost $113 million.
He called building recreational parks in Kabul as a top priority for the municipality, saying six of such parks would he built in the capital this year.
Vice-President Sarwar Danesh, who also participated in the meeting, hailed the acting mayor as an honest and professional person.  He hoped Habibzai would become a permanent mayor in near future.  He asked for the appointment of mayors based on elections.
VP Danesh expressed concern over the lack of school buildings, clinics, parks and standard roads in some parts of Kabul.  He asked the municipality to resolve the problems in coordination with other relevant organs.

Saturday June 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Cash have been donated to 150 returned families in eastern Nangarhar province.
The assistances provided by two charity foundations and distributed by refugees and repatriation department of Nangarhar, each family received AFG 12,000.
Ghulam Haidar Faqirzai head of refugees and repatriation department of Nangarhar told BNA reporter, the families recently returned from Pakistan.
Efforts are underway to provide housings for returned families in Nangahar province, Faqirzai added.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Herat (BNA) Nearly 200 deserved and poor families were received assistances of “Ihsas” charity foundations.
The assistances were disseminated by “Ihasa” charity foundation in west zone for more than 190 deserved families.
The aids include foodstuffs and cash have been disseminated to poor and deserved families.
It was the 3rd assistances of the foundation and the aids will be distributed for 200 other poor families in next week.

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) After construction of a bridge, six districts of central Dykundi province has been connected with Neeli city the provincial capital of the province.
Reza Payman head of rural rehabilitation and development department of Dykundi told BNA correspondent, the bridge had been constructed on Hajdi River that linked Neeli city with six districts of Dykundi province and put into exploitation by Dykundi governor, some members of provincial council, heads of governmental offices and civil society activists.
The mentioned bridge had built at the length of 16 meters with a cost of AFG 9,000,000 funded by Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Payman added.
Masouma Muradi governor of Dykundi appreciated from activities and function of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department of the province said, the bridge has been connected Getti, Kejran, Nawa Mesh, Khader, Sang Takht and Ashtarli districts to Neeli city.

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