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KM needs more staff to control pollution

AT-KABUL: Kabul Municipality (KM) on Wednesday said that it needs more workers to control pollution in Kabul city.

Acting Mayor of Kabul city, Abdul Ahad Wahid, said that they need to more staff to improve garbage management and control pollution.

Speaking on the occasion of ‘World Cities Day’, Wahid said that the KM has presented a mechanism to the Presidential Palace to divide Kabul into five zones and a central office. “The central office will be responsible for planning and monitoring, while the zone offices will be responsible for making their respective areas green and clean,” he added.

He termed poor canalization system, unplanned settlements and heavy traffic as the main factors behind pollution in Kabul city. He urged other concerned organizations to collaborate with the KM to cope with the challenge.

Wahid said that the KM has asphalted 160 kilometer roads this year.

Acting head of the Kabul servants association, Bashir Bezhan, criticized performances of the KM in the past and said Kabul environment has been terribly polluted.

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