New Kabul transport chief vows special service for women
KABUL (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed transport director for capital Kabul on Wednesday identified fighting corruption, providing modern transport facilities including special transport service for women among his primary goals.
Faridullah Sherzai was introduced as the new transport director by the Ministry of Transport to a ceremony attended by a number of lawmakers and some government officials in Kabul.
Before this, Sherzai had been serving as director of petroleum in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for five years.
Speaking on the occasion, Sherzai said he would try to eliminate corruption in the transport department in direct cooperation with the Ministry of Transport. He did not go into details about corruption in the department.
“I would work day and night to increase the revenue and resolve available problems in the department,” he said. Sherzai promised providing advanced transport system in Kabul and a special transport service for women as his primary goals.
The special transport service for women would be first launched in Kabul and then in provinces, he said, but added transport companies were currently facing problems, which he would try to resolve.
Sherzai said amending some procedures, the law on ground transportation and deploying electronic governance were other goals he had set for himself.
Deputy Transport Minister Jarullah Mansori said the government had paid little attention to the ground transport in the past and problems in this regard remained unsolved.
However, he said Afghanistan’s economic problems could be solved if its geography was used to connect regional countries.
He said the Afghan government was discussing with regional countries how Afghanistan could serve as a bridge for transit trade among regional countries.
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