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Mayor struggles for Kabul reconstruction

Mayor struggles for Kabul reconstruction

Mar 22, 2011 - 16:05

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): Kabul’s mayor said on Tuesday he would continue to work to improve the city, but that there were some groups who wanted to prevent the capital’s development.

"The support and cooperation of the people encourage me to struggle against the mafia and powerful people," Mohammad Younus Nawandesh, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He did not mention any names.

Reconstructioninfo-icon of Kabul would start immediately, he said.

Roads, footpaths and canal construction are the municipality’s priorities for the new year, which started March 21, he said. Pedestrian bridges would be built to help people cross the roads and there would be bridges over the Kabul and Logar rivers, he said.

He accepted that some roads that had been built in Kabul were of poor quality.

"I complained to the private sector about the quality of some of the roads because the municipality had been criticised," he said.

Since March 21, 2010, more than 100 kilometres of roads had been constructed in Kabul, he said.

Work on parks and five canals had been launched and would be completed this year. Last year, they planted 630,000 saplings in Kabul with only two percent damaged, he said.







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