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5th national urban conference opens in Kabul

5th national urban conference opens in Kabul

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Dec 24, 2018 - 19:38

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): One thousand residential buildings in unplanned areas of Kabul will receive ownership documents at the 5th National Urban Conference inaugurated here on Monday.

A three-day exhibition showcasing locally produced construction materials  and food items, drinks, artistic photos and others was also opened by second vice-president Mohammad Sarwar Danish at the Kabul Polytechnic University as part of the conference.

A dialogue between Kabul residents and government officials will be conducted tomorrow as part of the urban conference which Sarwar Danish called ‘a platform’ for development.

He said academic foundation and academic standards for cities and urban development, urban services and urban issues were key elements that were related to each other and needed close attention.

Danish said the role of university lecturers, students, researchers and people was vital in urban development. He added a dialogue of 1,200 Kabul residents with government officials would be opened during the conference tomorrow Tuesday.

He said people of all classes could share their suggestions about resolving urban problems with government officials.

Hashmat Naseri, spokesman for the Ministry of Urban Development, said that the national urban conference would focus on managing urban programs, environmentinfo-icon, buildings and residences, transport and urban economy.

He said the conference would continue for three days. Distribution of ownership documents to a thousand residential buildings in unplanned areas was also part of the conference, he added.

Naseri said the main part of the program was people’s dialogue and their suggestions for improving urban services, which would be shared with the president in form of a plan.

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