The officials in Dehsabz – Barikab City Development Authority (DCDA), Independent Board of Kabul New City Development (KNC) have said the construction of new Kabul city is ready to kick off.
Engineer Elham Omar Hotaki, deputy chief of Independent Board of Kabul New City Development (KNC), said they are waiting to receive an approval from the Presidential Palace to start the construction work.
He said the DCDA-KNC has signed five agreements with the companies to construct 55,000 residential houses, and the companies are prepared to start their work.
According to Eng. Hotaki, the Kabul New City is almost two times bigger than the current city of Kabul, where 600,000 residential houses would be built.
Eng. Hotaki further added that the construction of Kabul New City would be completed in two phases and in 15 years period.
He said residential houses would be built for 1.5 million in the first phase of the construction work of Kabul New City, while further houses would be built for another 1 million people in the second phase.
Eng. Hotaki also added that the construction work of Kabul New City has been estimated to be around $80 billion, where the private sector would have a major role in terms of financing the construction work.
The construction design of Kabul New City was completed around 8 years ago where local and international experts contributed in preparing the master plan of the city which would be built in Dehsabz area of Kabul.