The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Meeting held to discuss maintenance of Kabul historical sites

KABUL: Chaired by the Deputy Information and Culture Minister for Art and Culture Affairs Mawlavi Atiqullah Azizi, a joint meeting was held to discuss protection of historical monuments and public areas in the capital Kabul, the ministry said in a statement Monday. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Kabul Municipality and Agha Khan Foundation Cultural Services Network, the statement said. Addressing the meeting, Azizi said that the development of the Kabul city is a human and public demand, therefore, for the pres ervation of the historical sites and monuments, a common procedure should be made among the relevant organs to implement the development plan of city in accordance with engineering standards, according to the statement. The deputy minister according to the statement, went on as saying that the Kabul River, which is known as the historic river and protected area of the country, should be given serious attention to its beauty and protection and that no one should be allowed to build reckless structures and buildings at either side. Meanwhile, the deputy planning and urban development of the Kabul Municipality Dr. Sadruddin Tajik, said that the KM has always tried to protect the historical monuments, places and identity of the Kabul City, the statement added. The statement was quoting Dr. Sadruddin Tajik as saying that during the previous governments there was no coordination between the Kabul Municipality and the Ministry of Information and Culture. Dr. Tajik added that the KM will work seriously with the Ministry of Information and Culture to implement the development plan of the city, as recently a lot of development work has been made in beautification of the city. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.