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Al-Gharrafah foundation resumes works on Qatar Township project in Kabul

KABUL: The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MoUDH) of the Islamic Emirate said that the construction work of residential blocks in Qatar Township has been resumed in Khushal Khan area of the 5th district of the capital, Kabul, the ministry said in a statement the other day. The construction works of the township had been stopped following Covid-19 outbreak in the country, the statement said, adding that the remaining works of the township would be completed and put into service next year. The residential township is being constructed at a cost of $40 million assistance of Al-Gharrafah charity foundation on 16 acres of land in Khushal Khan Area of Kabul city, according the statement. The township consists 12 blocks with 768 flats, three business blocks, one mosque with the capacity for 2,000 worshippers, two schools for boys and girls and an orphanage, the statement added. The ministry spokesman Kamal Afghan said that the initial works of the township project had been launched with financial assistance of Al-Gharrafah charity foundation during the previous government, which had to be stopped due to the breakout of Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Pointing to the resumption of work on the township project, Afghan said that the Acting Minister of Urban Development contacted Al-Gharrafah charity foundation officials last year, invited them to Kabul and asked them to resume construction works of the housing scheme. Construction works of the township recently resumed and 30 percent of the works have been completed. In response to a question that why the amount $110 million was mentioned for the project, Afghan said, AL- Gharrafah charity foundation would donate a total of $110 million to Afghanistan for different projects, while $40 million of this assistance will be invested in Qatar Township. About to whom these residential blocks will be distributed, Afghan said: “It is still unclear, once the project is completed, the authorities of the Islamic Emirate will decide under what conditions these residential blocks will be distributed to the people”. “The aim of this residential project is to create shelter for those Afghans who do not have their own houses,” the statement quoted Afghan as saying. A construction engineer of the ministry Abdul Wahab Seddiqi said that the construction works of the township had been 30 percent completed and the remaining would be completed within one year. Seddiqi added that currently, four domestic construction companies are working on the project, and over 1,000 people have indirectly and indirectly been provided with job opportunities in the housing project. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.