Development project almost completed in Balkh, and Islamic Center to be built in Kabul

Afghanistan’s Tolo News reported today that an international airport, a railway and a 400-bed hospital will soon be inaugurated in Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh. Balkh’s deputy governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat said that the airport which has been overseen by a Turkish company and is being funded by Germany and the United Arab Emirates is almost 90 percent complete. Once fully completed and utilized, the projects will significantly impact Afghanistan’s health and economy in a positive way.

In other development news, Khaama Press reported today that a major Islamic Center is going to be built in Maranjan Hill at the center of Kabul City. Afghan officials said that the center which is called “The Malik Abdullah Islamic Center” will be built on 60 acres of land. The funding for the construction project which is expected to be between $45 million to $100 million, will be provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The project is expected to begin next year and will take 3 years to complete. Besides a masjid, the center will have a major Islamic studies university, a hostel that will serve at least 5000 students, a hospital, and a sports complex. According to the report., the masjid part will have the capacity for more than 15,000 people for prayers.

October 28, 2012 В· admin В· No Comments
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