AT-KABUL: Kabul Municipality (KM) on Monday kick started construction of 4.8km streets in Fazil Beg area of the 5th district in Kabul province. The project also includes construction of 6.37km ditches, and expansion of 1619km water supply system network.
The project will be completed at the total cost of around $ 605819 from the development budget of the government within next ten months.
Chief of the Development Department of KM, Ghulam Rasoul Nawabi, said that the project will be implemented by a private construction company under the supervision of KM. He added that the private firm failed to complete the project based on standards, it will forced to rebuild the streets.
The Deputy Mayor of Kabul, Khozhmand Ulomi, said that around 523km roads have been constructed and more than 200 streets were concreted over the past five years.
While talking about construction of streets in Fazil Beg, he said that the project will also have positive impacts on environment of the area during winter season.
He urged people to cooperate with the KM in keeping their city clean. “Kabul Municipality has 4,000 workers, who are busy in greenery and construction works,” he added.
In the meantime, a number of residents of Kabul city said that the KM was not able to construct streets over the past 12 years and they are faced with numerous problems.
Najibullah, a dweller of the 4th district of Kabul city, said that KM started excavation of several roads, however it is yet to start their construction works. “I hope that the concerned organization will pay more attention to this issue, because the excavated roads have created many problems for people,” he added.
Noor Jahan, a driver in Kabul city said that despite that billions of dollars in aid pumped into Afghanistan, roads in Kabul are in very bad condition.