Mazar-i-Sharif changes 80pc from uplift perspective: Mayor
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The city of Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, has 80 percent changed from development perspective over the past few years, the acting mayor said on Saturday.
Jan Mohammad told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive interview Mazar-i-Sharif progressed each year and had 80 percent changed from development angle.
He said blacktopping of roads in the city had reached the third ring road and another 10 roads in the city would be blacktopped during the ongoing year’s first six months.
The process of blacktopping roads leftover from the previous year was ongoing this year, the mayor said, adding 49 kilometres of streets were constructed in the city’s fourth and seventh districts during the past six months.
About cleanliness, the mayor said daily 400 square feet garbage was removed and dumped outside the city. He stressed on people’s cooperation with the municipality in keeping the city clean.
Jam Mohammad said tree plantation drive was carried out each year with the help of local residents, civil society activists and non-governmental organizations.
He said 16000 seedlings were planted this solar year in various parts of the city to enhance greenery and the young trees were looked after with people’s cooperation. He said the private sector had been handed over preservation of the city’s greenery.
In order to control floods during rainy seasons, the mayor said they rehabilitated 10 culverts and a kilometer of canal during the past six months.
He said during the city’s expansion, some new areas had been included in the master plan and work on the plan was in progress.
In this regard, he mentioned Dasht-i-Shor area, saying a two-km of road would be reconstructed in the area with financial support from the World Bank until the end of this solar year.
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