AFTER One year later, Ghazi Park is a transformed place and visitors throng its lush green surroundings.
USAID's RAMP UP-South
Solar-powered pumps serve as a simple solution to an urban problem in southern Afghanistan
BEFORE Kandahar City is growing fast and the provision of green spaces is a priority for the municipal authorities. But Ghazi Park, one of only four public parks in the City, was dusty and polluted just a year ago. All the plants had died for lack of water. USAID’s Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Populations (RAMP UP) - South installed solar-powered irrigation pumps.
AFTER One year later, Ghazi Park is a transformed place and visitors throng its lush green surroundings. More than 400 people gathered there during the recent Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.
15 SEPTEMBER 2013 | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
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.