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Ghani wants construction affairs strengthened

Ghani wants construction affairs strengthened

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May 11, 2015 - 21:19

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has directed the Ministry of Public Works to improve its affairs and capacity by implementing reforms, particularly in the construction sector.

The president was presented the ministry’s first 100-day plan at a meeting he chaired at the Presidential Palace, a statement from the palace said on Monday.

The meeting was attended by Public Works Minister Eng. Mahmood Baligh and the ministry’s working team.

The president said the private and public sector should closely cooperate with each other in the construction sector for the delivery of standard services and capacity building.

He ordered evaluation of the capacity of all construction firms operating in Afghanistaninfo-icon for the sake of improvement and said the government should be capable to design, monitor and maintain construction works.

The president said the Public Works Ministry should give importance to ring roads and other key roads.

“We in Afghanistan have problems regarding standard of roads, the capacity of construction firms and quality of construction materials like cement and asphalt concrete. In this regard, essential discussions should take place with the private sector.”

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