Work on a township project was formally launched in the Khwaja Rewash area of the central capital Kabul on Wednesday, officials said.
Urban Development Minister Hassan Abdulhai, Economy Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, project officials and investors attended the ground breaking ceremony for the “Shahrak-i-Sanai Ghaznavi.”
Abdulhai told the ceremony the township to be built on 81 acres of land would have 2,000 apartments. The residential scheme would have all facilities and houses would be sold to homeless people on installments.
He said the ministry would oversee the construction process that would take one and a half year to complete at a cost of $150 million under a contract signed with an Afghan-Turkish construction and engineering company -- Zoning Maximum Design (ZMD).
Economy Minister Arghandiwal said the residential project was a key step in developing the private sector and enabling poor residents to have their own houses.