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Afghan and UAE officials inaugurate Major Township in Kabul city

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The Afghan and UAE officials inaugurate a major township built in Kabul city with the financial support of the UAE government.

The Afghan and UAE officials inaugurate a major township built in Kabul city with the financial support of the UAE government.

A ceremony was organized to inaugurate the major township, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zaid Al-Nahyan or the Emirates Township, in Kabul city.

Several key officials from the two countries including President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani were present during the inauguration of the township.

In his speech during the inauguration ceremony, the Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, thanked the UAE officials for their sincere support to build the township and called a symbol of the friendship of the two countries.

Minister Naderi further added that the government of national unity is committed to build shelters for the residents of the country and work is underway on several key and major plans.

He said the foundation of the township was laid during the government of the former President Hamid Karzai and was due to be completed over a period of one year.

However, he said the work was not completed and was halted due to some issues but the new leadership of the ministry managd to resume the work of the project which subsequently resulted into its completion and is being inaugurated today.

According to Minister Naderi, the township consists of 3330 apartments as well as some key facilities including a dedicated substation, proper walk sides, water meters, and etc.

In the meantime, the UAE officials reaffirmed their commitment to support Afghanistan in different sectors in a bid to ensure peace and stability in the country.

In his speech during the ceremony, President Ghani thanked the government of UAE for their support to build the township and called for more cooperation between the two countries on various levels, particularly to boost the private sector.