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H.E. Abdul Sami Stanekzai

samistanekzai.pngKabul as the capital of the country is one of the largest city in Afghanistan. Various factors are involved in over population of this city, like centralization of economic activities such as industry, commerce activities, services delivery and existence of large markets, , as well as the unhealthy environment has caused this city facing great challenges. The centralization of commercial and services activities synchronously increased the population of this city, so in order to tackle these problems, some necessary measures must be taken in the capital zone including Kabul districts and in some districts of Parwan, Kapisa, Maidan Wardak and Logar provinces.

After building a unique pathway in terms of planning, design, technical documentation and administration for Kabul New City, the authority enters to a new phase with wider scope of planning, design, implementation and monitoring of various major technical and economic development projects such as urban, infrastructures, agro-industries, industrial parks, and rehabilitations, commercial, social and cultural centers development in the capital region. This vision undoubtedly would be realized through endurance of Afghan people, government, and active participation of private investors, private public partnership and donor supports. CRIDA will provide all sorts of facilitation as a one stop shop for all stakeholders through a vibrant, transparent, fast and modern management approaches. The vision behind those projects has been majorly concentrated towards provision of shelter and quick revenues in the short term. These projects in principal have failed to create a change in the economic, social and cultural environment of the region. The developing countries including Afghanistan face huge difficulties for developing sustainable cities, because these countries not only have to catch up with continuous and fast growing population, urbanization rate, housing demand, employment creation and service provision but also to maintain sustainable development throughout the region.

Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA) is established with the vision to lay down strong platform to address the aforementioned issues through rehabilitating the originality of capital zone, by developing a dynamic, self-sustained, self-reliant city, equipped with standardized infrastructure, public facilities, commercial, social and cultural centers. The Authority aims for a balanced and sustainable development at the capital region through strengthening relation between cities and villages, giving considerable weightage to empowering youth and women, avoiding establishment of townships based on tribes, sects, languages and other social bonds which consequently would result to national unity.

After having built a unique pathway in terms of planning, design, technical documentation and administration for Kabul New City, the organization enters to a new phase with wider scope of planning, design, implementation and monitoring of various major technical and economic development projects such as urban, infrastructures, agro-industries, industrial parks, rehabilitation, commercials, socials and cultural centers development at the capital region. This vision undoubtedly would be realized through endurance of Afghan people, government, active participation of private investors, private public partnership and donor supports. CRIDA will provide all sorts of facilitation as a one stop shop for all stakeholders through a vibrant, transparent, fast and modern management approaches.