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    Work on Ghazni Islamic Culture Centre starts

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The process to build the Centre of Islamic Culture in Ghazni city, the capital of southern Ghazni province, has begun, the governor said on Wednesday.

    Mega projects for 2013, when the city would serve as the Asian capital of the Islamic civilization, included more than 41 schemes, including the construction of the proposed centre. The president, the Ministry of Urban Development and the provincial administration had set aside an amount of $25 million for the projects.

    Ghazni City was selected to serve as the Asian capital of the Islamic civilisation for 2013 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation at a conference held in Tripoli, Libya, in 2007

    Governor Mohammad Musa Khan Akbarzada accused the ministries concerned of ignoring the province and not honouring their promises with regard to the province development.

    He also said the Ministry of Finance did not release the province its budget in-time so they could have started work on the projects.

    He said the projects to be completed until 2013 included the Islamic Culture Centre, a mosque, a gymnasium, a sports stadium and 50 residential schemes.

    He said the centre was estimated to cost $18 million alone and that all the projects were required to be complete over next six months.

    Only a year is left for Ghazni city to serve as the Asian capital of the Islamic civilization.

    Deputy provincial council head Abdul Jami Jami asked the contractors concerned to avoid any lethargy in executing the projects.

    He said if problems were created in implementation of the projects from any circles, they would face a strong reaction from the provincial council.