President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered formation of a new security unit in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan to consist at least 443 security personnel.
The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani met with the provincial tribal elders and influential figures in Bamyan and ordered formation of a new security unity consisting of 443 personnel to provide security in Bamyan, ensure security of projects specifically the Shekari Dara road construction, and conduct special operations.
President Ghani further added that the new security unit would formed within the framework of the National Directorate of Security of Bamyan.
He also instructed the head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance Abdul Matin Beg to take immediate steps to promote Bamyan to second grade province, emphasizing that the province would receive more facilities than what is considered for a second grade province.
According to President Ghani, the government aims to turn Bamyan into an industrial province and the establishment of a 300 megawatts of transmission line would play a key role in support of agriculture and industries.
President Ghani also instructed the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and Afghanistan Land Authority to step up efforts to finalize the documentation works of townships to be constructed in this province and vowed that a delegation would soon be sent to Bamyan to review the issue of the allocation of land for the project.