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Cold storage facility to be built at Kabul airport

Cold storage facility to be built at Kabul airport

Jun 26, 2016 - 15:52

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A cold-storage facility for agricultural products would be built at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, an official said on Saturday.

Shah Mahmood Habibi, deputydirector of the Afghanistaninfo-icon Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA),said the decision was taken after approval from the Presidential Palace and the cabinet.

During a meeting with representatives from the ministries of agricultural, finance, transport, Independent Directorate of Land Acquisition and airport, he said the construction of cold storage would facilitate Afghan traders.

The issue of coordination between different governmental organisations had been discussed and views on various matters were exchanged at the meeting.

According to ACAA, the planned cold storage would be stretched over 1,760 square meters of land inside the airport’s custom office.  The facility would have the capacity to store 70-100 tonnes of stuff.

The cost of the storage is estimatedat 3.196 million afghanis. Similar facilities will also be built at Herat, Balkh and Kandahar airports.



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