KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the high council for urban development held meeting in Chahar Chenar Palace the other day, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
The meeting exchanged views on Logar province’s Pule-e-Alam city master plan design, the deputy municipalities’ achievements and the draft to decrease the tariff price of Sheikh Khalifa township apartments, according to the statement.
At the outset, acting minister of urban development and housing, Roshan Wolesmal briefed the session about work plan, implemented and implementing projects and under process projects in National Procurement Commission, saying the mentioned projects would be equally executed in all provinces of the country, the statement added.
He added the reconstruction works of Pul-e-Kheshti, Herat and Kandahar congregational Masjids as well as sacred cloak in Badakhshan are ongoing and they would be soon utilized, the statement went on to say.
Afterward, Ahmad Zaki Sarferaz presented Pul-e-Alam city’s master plan design and briefed the meeting about recognizing and analyzing of the city’s current situation, the result of studies and determination of goals and strategies and offered his suggestions on establishing new center for the city, commercial, administrative, educational, religious, health and green areas as well as establishing parks.
After all-out discussions, the meeting approved Logar province’s Pul-e-Alam city master plan design.
The president said there was a main point in the implementation which needs to specify many issues such as recognizing an administration to distribute lands as it would be solved through municipalities’ law which is due to be endorsed.
He pointed out that the ministry of public works should propose a specific draft to classify the zones so it doesn’t hamper transit distribution in the future. Then, Abdul Baqi Popal, local organs deputy presented information about deputy municipalities’ achievements, such as support, coordination, overseeing municipalities, establishing a suitable environment, achievements in terms of good governance, incomes, services, development and people satisfaction on his administration’s future activities and stated a series of his suggestions in this regard.
The president said in municipalities’ conference which was due to be held, municipalities activities should be put into access of people through audio, visual, video and printing materials so hard working municipalities to be introduced to the society.
At the end, deputy minister of urban development and housing Humayoun Faiz presented the draft to decrease the tariff price of Sheikh Khalifa township’s apartments.
The president instructed the ministry of urban development and housing to reach a result with the finance ministry on specifying fair prices for the mentioned apartments.
The Kabul Times