The Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) on Monday announced that the South Korean Transport Ministry has promised to support Afghanistan in building an efficient transport system for Kabul city.
MoTCA officials said that the project work will start post-2014 and is estimated to cost $1 billion.
Dr. Dawood Ali Najafi, Afghan Transport Minister, during his visit to South Korea, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his South Korean counterpart. According to the MoU, the South Korean Transport Ministry will provide all assistance in building the transport system for Kabul city.
“10 years time will be needed to set-up a proper transportation system in Kabul. The project will cost nearly $1 billion and will be carried out in a phase-wise manner,” explained Nangyalai Qalatwal, spokesman of the MoTCA.
A spokesman from the South Korean Transport Ministry said that prior to implementing the project, an institute for the Afghan and Korean experts will be established. At the institute, they will study and review the modalities of the project and prepare a blue-print for the same.