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Kabul’s metro bus service project to conclude in 1.5 years

The Kabul municipality announced Tuesday that the metro bus service project is expected to be concluded within the next one and a half years. Kabul Mayor Abdullah Habibzai said the first phase of the project will cover 8 kilomters route

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Arabic firm to improve Kabul municipality services

The Kabul municipality signed four contracts on Monday with an Arabic firm, Khateeb and Alami, to improve services of the municipality. The contracts will focus on establishment of bridges and roads, arrangement of transportation services, cleaning and maintenance of Kabul

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World Bank Group and Kabul Municipality launch efficient construction permit system

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has helped Afghanistan’s Kabul Municipality develop a simpler, more efficient construction permit system that has significantly cut red tape and processing times, and increased private investment in the city’s construction sector. The

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Kabul mayor vows to expose debtors and land grabbers

Acting mayor of Kabul vowed to expose debtors and land grabbers in a press conference in Kabul on Saturday. The Kabul Municipality has joined hands with the Ministry of Interior and Attorney General’s Office of Afghanistan to crack down on

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Various entities owe up to AFN 2.225bn in taxes to Kabul municipality

The acting Mayor of Kabul, Abdul Ahad Wahid, said on Saturday that companies, NGOs, ministries and other public institutions owed up to AFN 2.225bn in taxes to the Kabul municipality over the past decade. “The municipality tried different ways to collect

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Kabul Municipality inaugurates recreational park

A recreational park was inaugurated on Monday in Rahman Mina area of Kabul city. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the park is constructed over one acre of land at a cost of USD 95,000. The facility consists of football

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Dilapidated road a nuisance for Rahman Mina residents in Kabul city

Residents of Rahman Mina of Kabul city have accused the Municipality of failing to fulfill its promises of construction the main road in the area. A 4-km road in the area connects the Bagrami districts of Kabul with Logar province.

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Mafia hindering development projects in Kabul city-Mayor alleges

Kabul Mayor Mohammad Nawandesh alleged that a group of mafia were involved in impeding the execution of development projects in the capital city of Kabul. The statement was made at a ceremony marking the resumption of work on a 4.5km

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Kabul Municipality begins asphalting work of Chehlsitoon Road

Work on the asphalting of Chehlsitton Road—a 3.3km road from Baagh Chehlsitton in District 7 of Kabul city to Bagh-e-Babur—has official begun. This comes as the residents of the area had repeatedly complained about the delay in the reconstruction of

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Kabul municipality reduces the duration of obtaining construction license

Officials of the Kabul municipality have announced that extensive reforms have simplified the license process for construction in Kabul city. “Before, the license process would last for at least two years and about 600 signatures were needed. This was partly

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Construction of a major bridge initiated in Kabul

A major bridge, 45m long and 54m wide, is going to be built in the 16th police district of Kabul city. Funded by the municipality, the project is aimed to ease traffic congestion in the city. According to Kabul Mayor

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Afghan women participate in the tree planting campaign

Hundreds of women accompanied the Kabul Municipality in the tree plantation campaign held in Kabul. The campaign was launched by the Women Committee of the Afghan Democratic Association. Head of the Committee Mahnaz Malestani said 3000 seedlings were planted from

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No recreational parks for families in Kabul city: Kabul residents

A number of Kabul dwellers complained about lack of recreational parks for families. As the spring season is drawing near, Kabul residents are urging the government to build more public parks. According to some residents, there are only a limited

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Reconstruction of Proje Awal Taimani road in the 4th district of Kabul begins

The 8.3km road in district four of Kabul city is going to be reconstructed, said Kabul Municipality officials. Kabul city’s Municipal Mohammad Younus Nawandish said the 67mn AFN project is funded by the Municipality and local residents. According to Mr.

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President Karzai seeks citizens’ participation in making Afghanistan green

Ahead of the arrival of the new spring season, President Hamid Karzai asked citizens to focus on the growth of vegetables, orchards, forests and agricultural lands. He urged the citizens and farmers to make more efforts in keeping Afghanistan green

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Kabul municipality’s revenue increased by 33% this year

Kabul Municipality announced a 33% increase in its revenue from last year’s. Mayor Mohammad Yonus Nawandish said the revenues, projected to be above 2.55bn AFN, would be spent towards road construction and urban improvements. Kabul residents have long remained dissatisfied

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“Kabul residents must assist the municipality with cleaning the city”

A number of Kabul residents said people must participate in keeping the city clean by assisting the municipality. “Cleanliness is the duty of all our citizens. Our city is our home. In order to protect ourselves from various diseases, we

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Kabul municipality’s revenue up by 33pc

PAN by Zarghona Salehi- The Kabul Municipality’s revenue reached 2.5 billion afghanis ($ 48.6 million) during the first nine months of the current Afghan calendar year, showing a 33 percent hike, an official said on Thursday. In an exclusive interview

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French Cultural Institute launches the project of “Kabul 2050-the new face of the capital”

The French Cultural Institute has launched a new project called “Kabul 2050- the new face of the capital”. The Head of the Institute said the project is put together by students from Kabul universities and Polytechnic, who will be studying

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Fuel prices increasing in Afghanistan with the arrival of the winter

A number of Kabul residents complain about the rising prices of fuel and urge the government to take measures to resolve the issue. The coming winter accompanied by the government’s failure to curb rising fuel prices in the country has

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Kabul residents complain about the poor conditions of the roads

Residents from various regions of Kabul city have complained about the poor conditions of the roads in the city. The residents said that Kabul Municipality has not paid much attention to the conditions of the roads since the past few

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Citizen Information Center Brings More Transparency and Accountability to Kabul Municipality

USAID Press Release-The Kabul Municipality inaugurated today the first Citizen Information Center (CIC) in Afghanistan.  The CIC is located within the Kabul municipal offices in downtown Kabul.  The CIC was created by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Kabul Municipality collecting fees illegally-ACCI

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries deputy chief Khan Jan Alokozai said in a press conference on Thursday that Kabul municipality is acting against the decision of the Council of Ministers and collecting transit fees at Kabul’s gates. The Council

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