Kandahar embarks on its 100-day action plan
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Increasing revenue, constructing and reconstructing roads and strengthening coordination between government and non-governmental organizations are essential parts of the 100-day action plan being implemented in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.
The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the plan had been approved by the president and work on its implementation had been launched by a committee headed by Governor Humayun Azizi.
Other members of the committee are officials from 20 departments including urban development, information and culture, economy, public works, environment protection, education, public health, electricity, telecommunication, Kandahar University, provincial council, police and civil society activists.
In addition to ensuring improved services to the people, the committee would work to increase the municipality’s and other departments’ revenue, increase coordination and cooperation among government departments and NGOs and implement developmental affairs, according to Khpalwak.
Another task of the committee is construction and reconstruction of roads in Kandahar City. Work on some of the roads has been launched following repeated requests from the people concerned and asphalt work on other roads would be launched soon, the official said.
One of the roads being repaired is the Kabul Ada (bus stand) road. Reconstruction work on this road was launched few days ago. On Tuesday, Governor Azizi visited the site and inspected the road’s technical and construction affairs. The governor said their effort was to improve the standard of roads in the city.
As part of the 100-day action plan, the 1.5 kilometre Kabul Ada road was the first to be reconstructed during a week’s time at a cost of $158,000, the governor said, calling roads one of the basic needs and demands of the people of Kandahar.
The governor said all those roads which the people needed the most would be reconstructed. He said technical study of the bypass road south of Kandahar City was underway and reconstruction work on the road would be launched soon at a cost $1.5 million.
The land acquisition process to reconstruct the 2.5km Ahmad Shah road in Kandahar City has been 40 percent completed and the reconstruction would start on completing the process, Azizi said.
The governor also mentioned the road passing in front of the Aino Meena township, saying work on the road’s design had been launched.
The Kandahar administration embarks on its 100-day action plan after cabinet ministers unveiled their 100-day plans.
Few weeks ago, President Ashraf Ghani visited Kandahar province and said after the ministers, governors and district chiefs would present their 100-day action plans for the sake of reforms and improved services to the people.
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