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Senators concerned about slow progress on Ghazni projects

Mon May 07, 11:36 am

The Afghan Mishrano Jirga members on Sunday said Ghazni City didn’t seem ready to serve as the center of Islamic Civilizations by 2013 following continued delays in preparatory works.

A Mishrano Jirga (Senate) delegation that visited Ghazni to survey the situation said works on infrastructure projects and restoration of historical monuments were going very slowly.

The delegation said some projects remained half-finished and will need about $50 million dollars to complete.

The senate delegation head Muhammad Alam Izidyar said Ghazni City still has no electricity.  Among 30 ancient monuments that need restoration only ten have been repaired and only 36 kilometers of Ghazni roads have been asphalted.

Ghazni City was selected to serve as the Center of Islamic civilization in the year 2013.

The senate delegation warned that if the current trend continues, Ghazni may lose the title of the center of Islamic civilizations.

The Senate House on Sunday’s session decided to summon the relevant authorities to answer the House on these unresolved issues.

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