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Kandahar Revenue for the 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year Crosses USD 4 million

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Kandahar Revenue for the 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year Crosses USD 4 million

Kandahar Mayor Mohammad Omar told a press conference on Saturday that the provincial municipality’s revenue had gone beyond USD 4 million during the 1st quarter of the current fiscal year.

The Mayor said that the majority of the revenue came from a township called Aeno Mina.

Mahmood Karzai, President Karzai’s brother, and his partners won the 10 acres of land on which the township was built after an open bidding process.

In the New York Times recently a report was published which said that the land originally belonged to the Ministry of Defense. The report accused Mahmood Karzai of using MoD funds on the residential scheme, an allegation Mahmood denies. Mahmood claims that he has purchased the land from the municipality.

According to Omar USD 93 million had been invested on the construction of roads, parks, footpaths, canals and others. The township has brought in USD 6 million in tax to the municipality budget over the past three year. He is looking forward to another USD 35 million that would be earned from the scheme and transferred to the municipality account in the near future.

The mayor urged traders and investors to come forward and build townships for people.

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