Kandahar municipality’s revenue to reach 800m afs
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The new mayor on Monday said four key projects were being implemented in Kandahar City and the schemes would help increase the municipality’s revenue to 800 million afghanis this fiscal year.
Eng. Rokhan Wolasmal, who took over as Kandahar mayor nearly three months ago, told Pajhwok Afghan News the revenue would increase on the basis of the new plans.
He expected the revenue collections would surge to 800 million afs in the current financial year that started from Dec. 22, 2015.
While giving no figures for revenue in 2015, the mayor said his department would concentrate on investment by the private sector in the new year and would facilitate the sector to invest in the city.
The four important projects in the city included the construction of a 2.5 kilomentre long and 72 metres wide road.
Wolasmal said the road would help improve transport facilities for citizens, saying 80 percent land for the Ahmad Shahi road had been acquired.
The road would cost nearly $6 million and would take two years to complete during which 15,000 people would directly and 26,000 indirectly find jobs, he said.
The second project was the construction of a bypass road in Kandahar City. The 2.5 km road would be constructed at a cost of 70 million afs and would provide work opportunities for 22000 workers directly and 14,000 indirectly, he added.
Besides the projects, a gymnasium, winter playgrounds, swimming pool and women’s market would be constructed in the city with 340 million afs investment by the private sector this year.
Half of the revenue from the investments would go to the private sector and the remaining half to the municipality, the mayor said, adding that his department would get 24 million afs in income from the investment each year.
His department would also establish bus stands for commuters of northern districts of the province and Uruzgan province on the outskirts of the city’s ninth district.
According to Wolasmal, the bus stands project would cost 60 million afs of the private sector and would provide jobs for 3,000 people in one and a half years.
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