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Mega convention centre to take shape in Kabul

Mega convention centre to take shape in Kabul

Apr 24, 2012 - 11:07

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Plans are in the pipeline to construct a state-of-the-art convention centre capable of hosting national-level gatherings in the capital Kabul.

The mega centre to be financed by China would play host to large-scale national conferences and Jirgas or grand assemblies, an official said on Tuesday.

A Presidential Palace’s statement in Kabul said an accord was signed between Abdul Karim Khuram, the president’s office head and Xu Feihong, Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Funded by the Chinese National Bank, the centre could accommodate more than 3,000 people at a time, said the statement.

However, the statement gave no further details on the cost, location of the building and when construction works would begin.

China had also constructed a multi-storey building for the state-run Jamhoriat Hospital -- costing $25 million.

The 350-bed hospital is equipped with latest technology medical facilities, including ultrasound, CT scan, blood filtration equipments, x-ray machines, oxygen and encephalography (EEG).



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