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7,500 families to get residential plots in Kabul: Mayor

7,500 families to get residential plots in Kabul: Mayor

Mar 27, 2011 - 19:44

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): The Kabul Mayor on Sunday said the process of distributing residential plots to some 7,500 families, who lost their houses as part of a road project, would be launched within next two weeks.

The government was to pay compensations to these families, Mohammad Yunus Nowandish, told a press conference on Sunday.

Houses built on land that stretches from Kota Sangi area through Pul-i-Sokhta locality were razed to ground because the government wanted to construct roads, he said, but called the action an unprofessional approach by the then Kabul municipality chief.

"I have said right from the beginning of my work that we can't destroy someone's home before we pay him compensation," he said

On poor quality road constructions, he said most of roads constructed by private construction companies had damaged shortly after their construction.

"Private sector is responsible to reconstruct roads constructed poorly."

Under an agreement, the mayor said every firm was responsible to repair a road it had poorly built even after one year of its construction.

However, he said roads constructed by the municipality were of good quality.

He also hinted at asphalting work on approximately 100 kilometres of roads and the construction of several recreational parks in Kabul over next 12 months.

He said the US, Turkey, Japan and the Worldinfo-icon Bank had promised to help them financially in this regard.



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