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Underground market established in Balkh

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Underground market established in Balkh

balkh bazaarAn underground market in Balkh’s capital city, Mazar-e-Sharif, was inaugurated Wednesday by the city’s municipal.

Mohammad Muqeem said the market is built at a total cost of 49,700,000 AFN with funds provided by a private business enterprise in Balkh.

According to Mr. Muqeem, the private business enterprise will pass on the ownership of the market to the Municipality after 30 years.

He added the market consists of 196 shops selling a variety of clothing and food items.

The dwellers of the city expressed their happiness about the establishment of the market.

“Underground markets not only add to the beauty of the city but are also protected from dust and rain,” said Mohammad Din, one of the residents from the city.

After Bakhtar market, this is the second underground built in Mazar-e-Sharif.

Mr. Muqeem announced that plans for three more underground markets are completed and will soon be executed.

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