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Kandahar City to become key trade zone: Minister

Kandahar City to become key trade zone: Minister

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Aug 25, 2018 - 18:59

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, is being converted into an important economic zone, a minister said Saturday.

Eng. Rokhan Wolesmal, the urban development minister, made the announcement at a meeting with Kandahar municipality employees here.

Wolesmal, also a former Kandahar City mayor, said some mega economic projects were being implemented in Kandahar City, which would improve people’s living standard and would have a positive impact on the city’s economic situation.

The mega projects include four terminals which would serve as transport and trade centers, said the minister.

He said land for the terminals, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), had been identified and work on the projects would be kicked off soon.

The minister said 500 acres of land had been identified for the construction of each terminal and the land transfer process was nearing completion.

He also said 1000 jobless youth would be provided with work opportunity in Kandahar City.

Referring to the vacant post of Kandahar City Mayor, Wolesmal said 1,000 individuals had applied for the post, out of which one would be picked through a free and fair process.

He asked employees of the municipality to fully cooperate with the acting mayor until the new mayor was appointed.

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