By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi received provincial director of information and culture of Bamyan Aslam Alavi.
In the meeting, provincial director of information and culture for Bamyan while praising acting minister of information and culture for particular attention to cultural, art and historic issues of the country in particular Bamyan delivered his most significant initiatives and achievements he achieved during his 9 month mission.
He added by using sound, transparent and useful management methods he has been able to increase incomes from Bamyan’s historic and touristic sites to 1million AFG during the current year, while the incomes of the respective sites were only 200,000 AFG in previous years.
He enumerated increasing of ticket-selling locations, appointment of more employees in ticket-selling places and designing and printing standard tickets with serial numbers to prevent corruption and embezzlement as causes of increasing the revenues from Bamyan’s historic sites. Related to registration of properties and equipment of Bamyan’s provincial directorate of information and culture, Alavi said for the first time in the history of the provincial institution in Bamyan, his initiative was to register and record all properties and equipment of the institution to prevent corruption, embezzlement and exploitation and change the institution to a disciplined, active and hardworking institution. Pointing to preservation and protection of Bamyan’s historic sites, provincial director of information and culture added Bamyan’s directorate of information and culture has been able to further preserve and maintain the province’s historic sites, saying that serious action has been also taken against those who were illegally constructing houses on historic sites of the province.
In the meeting, acting minister of information and culture by reviewing documents and evidence provided by provincial director of information and culture for Bamyan welcomed all initiatives and achievements of the provincial department, declaring the ministry’s full support from any kind of plan, initiative and work that would result in improvement of works and affairs and increasing of incomes of the department.