Cricket stadium to be built in Khost; Road projects in Kabul

Construction work on a cricket stadium in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost officially started today, according to a report from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). The new stadium, which will have the capacity for 30,000 spectators, will be financed by the government of Germany at a cost of $1.3 million, according to the PAN report. The work is expected to be completed in two years. Ever since the fall of the Taliban, and mostly due to the success of Afghanistan’s national cricket team in international competitions, the sport of cricket has grown to become very popular in the country, particularly in the east and south. An official told PAN that the hope is that this new stadium will produce more cricket players for the country. The foundation stone for the stadium project was laid by Khost’s provincial governor, Abdul Jabar Naeemi.

In other development news, Tolo news reported today that according to Kabul’s mayor (Muhammad Younus Nawandesh), over 2000 streets in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul will be paved this coming year, thanks to the implementation of 26 new road projects. “According to Nawandesh, with the start of the [Afghan] new year, roads from the Polytechnic University to Mirwais Maidan, from Parwan Sewom to Sesad-o-Panzda, from Kartse to Shaheed Square and from Karte Chahar Square to Karte Sakhi will be reconstructed.” Furthermore, Tolo news quoted the mayor as saying that “roads from Tank Tel Logal will be extended to Chehl Dokhtaran, a special road will be built named Metro Bus for city buses, which will go through tunnels that will connect Karte Sakhi with Karte Ariana, and Sultan Mahmood Road will connect Airport Square to Pol Charkhi road”.

January 23, 2014 В· admin В· No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Reconstruction and Development

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