Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs of Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, said that during the past two weeks, he has approved eight projects worth 750 million Afghanis proposed by Kabul Municipality in the capital's cleaning and road development sectors.
Addressing a ceremony on signing the Amu Darya oil extraction agreement with a Chinese company, Baradar said Kabul's landscape has changed since the Islamic Emirate came to power.
“We approved seven or eight municipal projects ten or fifteen days ago and handed them over. The projects worth 750 million Afghanis and work on them is underway,” Baradar said.
Baradar said the country’s economy will gradually improve as major national projects are put into action.
Kabul residents said that the reconstruction of roads and linking areas is a good move to reduce traffic and that the project should not have a negative impact on the people.
“The route between Wazir Akbar Khan and Qala-e-Musa has gotten closer and has eased the people,” said Ata Mohammad, a Kabul resident.
“It has been over two months that people's homes have been wrecked and the work is ongoing,” said Qais, another resident of Kabul.
Kabul Municipality said it is implementing 40 projects for road construction and repair, intersection upgrades, booth creation, and other public services in various parts of the capital city.