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China-led housing project commences in Kabul


Kabul, 8 April 2024 (TDI): China-led housing project commences in Kabul on Sunday, 7 April. The multi-million dollar project officially began on the Nila Bagh housing project in Kabul.

The project will see 1,400 units built in the Nila Bagh area near Darulaman Palace, with the help of $71 million from China. With construction now underway, the project is poised to make a tangible difference in the lives of thousands of people.

China-Led Housing Project Commences in Kabul which indicates a strong partnership between Afghanistan and China. The contract for the first phase was signed between the previous Afghan government and the Chinese firm MCC on September 19, 2020.

Today’s groundbreaking ceremony marks the commencement of the practical work on this critical initiative.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the project, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar considered it a big and fundamental step in the direction of progress and development in the country.

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According to Baradar, the Islamic Emirate has taken effective steps in carrying out construction and infrastructure projects in the country and plans to start other big projects soon.

Afghanistan faces a significant housing shortage, particularly in urban areas like Kabul. The Nila Bagh project will directly address this need by constructing 1,400 residential units spread across 56 five-story buildings.

Chinese ambassador in Kabul, Zhao Xing, emphasized that his country cooperates with Afghanistan in various fields. He said that Afghanistan and China have long-standing and good relations and Beijing is committed to maintain relations with Afghanistan in economic, political and military fields.

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Abdul Salam Hanafi, the administrative deputy of the prime minister, expressed hope that with Afghanistan joining the “One Belt and One Road” initiative and the completion of the work of Wakhan Corridor, the country will be directly connected to China.

The Nila Bagh project is expected to be completed within three years. During construction, the project will create significant job opportunities for Afghan workers, providing a much-needed boost to the local economy.

Acting Minister of Higher Education Neda Mohammad Nadim said that with the Islamic Emirate ruling the country, projects are implemented with full transparency.

He stated that the Islamic Emirate is committed to the welfare of the people and is ready to make any sacrifices for their well-being.

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