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Transforming Lives

AFTER One year later, Ghazi Park is a transformed place and visitors throng its lush green surroundings.

Ghazi Park is centrally located and close to important shopping districts. Kandahar City officials regard it as key to their economic strategy. A beautiful park would draw residents to the area – for shopping and recreation. Apart from the aesthetic benefits, property prices would rise. It would also provide intrinsic environmental benefits and improve the quality of life.

Spin Boldak’s mayor believes business licenses are part of a sustainable growth strategy for the border town

For Spin Boldak, a border town in southern Afghanistan, the business permit is more than just a piece of paper. It is a sustainable growth strategy.

Ahmad Milad Amiri returned to work with new ideas and confidence

Ahmad Milad Amiri enjoyed his job as finance officer at an Afghan information technology company. But he knew he could do better.

The slaughterhouse is the municipality’s first public-private partnership. It offers hygienic facilities and is creating jobs

Business is thriving at Qalat’s only slaughterhouse and it is seen as a remarkable example of the southern Afghan city’s first public private partnership.

Municipal officials felicitate graduates

When Lashkar Gah municipality marked the graduation of 12 girls from high school, it was a first. The ceremony demonstrated the southern Afghan city’s support for empowering women in a region that has traditionally kept them at home. It marked the success of efforts by USAID’s Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Populations (RAMP UP) – South.

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Last updated: January 16, 2015

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