By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday renamed the Kandahar airport after Ahmad Shah Abdali airport besides naming a square after ex-police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq, a statement from the presidential press office said yesterday.
Heading a high-level delegation, President Ghani arrived in the southern province on Wednesday morning. The president inaugurated the airport after renaming it as Ahmad Shah Abdali airport. “I want this airport to become a commercial hub,” the president said.”
According to President Ghani, Kandahar products would be exported to Gulf, Europe and other countries through this airport.
The president also named a newly constructed square and road to the airport after Abdul Raziq, who was martyred in a terrorist attack last year.
Governor Hayatullah Hayat, police chief Gen. Tadin Khan and other provincial officials were present at the inauguration ceremony.
The road inaugurated yesterday 16.4 kilometers long and 69.2 meters wide. It was built at a cost of 2.8 billion Afghanis from the government’s development budget.
The president also inaugurated solar power network with capacity to produce 30 megawatts of electricity. The project costed of $39 million.