By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday laid the foundation stone of Darulaman “Administrative Complex” during a ceremony on Sunday morning, a presidential statement said yesterday.
According to presidential press office statement, the Darulaman Administrative Complex will be inspired by Modern Islamic architecture patterns as well as classical inspiration sources found during the reign of Timurid, Ghaznavid, Ghorid and Khurasanid dynasties.
Speaking at the ceremony held on the occasion and also attended by First Lady Rula Ghani and a number of government officials, President Ghani said by completion of Administrative Complex, Kabul city will be retuned back to its citizens.
Pointing to distribution of agriculture lands by Chahardehi residents to then King Amanullah Khan, President Ghani said today the hope of construction of administrative complex have been fulfilled.
Hinting toward over one billion dollars, which need for construction of Dar-ul-Aman Administrative Complex, president Ghani, said “if we manage our state properties, we would able to collect the needed amount for the complex.”
Meanwhile addressing a separate ceremony held at the presidential palace on this occasion and attended by government officials and foreign diplomats, the president said: “I am not giving details about the complex. What I want is quick action. The people don’t want idea, they want action.”
According to the president Kabul had no possessor, adding lack of good governance was leaded to challenges in the city.
The president went on saying that governmental institutions will be shifted to Dar-ul-Aman Administrative Complex, where the Kabul’s center will be changed to a culture midpoint, Chahar Chata, Bala Hesar and Kol Hashmat Khan will be rehabilitated too.
“Our focus is not only Kabul, but administrative complexes will also be built in 27 provinces,” the president said.
The complex will be built in two phases in 100 acres of land near to Darulaman palace, which will be completed in 20 years. Initial work started on the first phase, which included 13 governmental institutions and will be completed within next 10 years.
Meanwhile, work will be going on over survey and design of second phase, where buildings for other 14 governmental institutions will be constructed.