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More Kabul roads to be blacktopped next solar year

More Kabul roads to be blacktopped next solar year

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Mar 01, 2016 - 16:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Various roads measuring 160 kilometers would be asphalted in capital Kabul next solar yearinfo-icon and another 800km rehabilitated, an official said on Tuesday.

Acting Mayor Mohammad Aslam Akarmi said the coming solar year would be exceptional in term of infrastructure development, adding that more roads such as Khair Khana, Khisht Okhtif Lab-i-Jar, Tanzif and Tamian roads would be asphalted.

Akrami did not reveal the cost of the projects. He, however, said so far 1,500 kilometres of roads in Kabul had been asphalted and 800km rehabilitated during the past 10 years.

Kabul residents always complain against the municipality when it comes to reconstructioninfo-icon projects. They say the process of roads’ construction and other similar projects has been slow going since the municipality administration has been without mayor.

Meanwhile, Nasrin Sabri, greenery department head at the municipality, launched a five-day tree plantation campaign in capital Kabul targeting all 22 municipal districts of the city.

She said as many as 300,000 saplings would be planted on roadsides, in front of shops, schools and mosques as part of the drive that would help improve the natural environmentinfo-icon.

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