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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. When has CRIDA been established?

Answer: CRIDA has been established at 1395 (30 April 2016) under Presidential Decree No. 44 dated 3/4/1395 of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the development of capital region.

2. What is the area of capital region?

Answer: The capital region of Afghanistan comprises the Kabul, Wardak, Logar, Kapisa and Parwan Provinces. The total area of the capital region is more than 7,735 km2.

3. Does CRIDA being depend on or related to any Ministry in Government of Afghanistan?

Answer: No, CRIDA is not related to or depend on any Ministry, CRIDA is an Independent Budgetary Unit and Government profitable entity within the organizational structure of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

4. What is the main Vision of CRIDA?

Answer: Transforming the Capital Region by turning it into a mega city that is clean, full of greenery, cultured with booming industries and commerce, sports and tourism and ultimately a city with all facilities that are available in any modern city of the world.

5. What are the Main Activities and Objectives of CRIDA?

Answer: The main activities and objectives of CRIDA are development of facilities within the Capital Region in coordination with relevant agencies of urban sector by planning, designing and implementation of certain developmental projects.

6. What is the duration of long term projects of CRIDA?

Answer: CRIDA has strategic plan for ten years from 1995 till 1405.

7. What about Kabul New City and DCDA?

Answer: Dehsabz-Barikab City Development Authority (DCDA) was previously working on Kabul New City, Now DCDA is transformed to Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA) with broaden vision, authorities and boundaries. New Kabul City is now a long-term Project of CRIDA.

8. How much is the total area of KNC master plan?

Answer: The total area of KNC master plan is 740km2.

9. What are major economic benefits of the KNC Kabul Master Plan projects?

Answer: This project solves the population density crisis in central capital region of the country and also responds to the unemployment crisis in the capital by creating employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled labor.

10. IS KNC Master Plan a part of CRIDA projects?

Answer: KNC master plan is long terms plan of CRIDA.

11. What are the main objectives of implementing Kabul New City – KNC?

The objectives of implementing KNC are as bellow:

  1. Creation of a visible success model of Afghan reconstruction and development
  2. Establishing Barikab Agriculture and Economic Zone
  3. Creating the Socio-Economic changes in the country as a result of change in the environment
  4. Capitalization of income and revenue for the Afghan people and Governmen

12. What development projects are under execution by CRIDA?

The development projects which are under execution by CRIDA are as below:

  1. Afghanistan’s women economic empowerment project
  2. Development of first Agro-industrial Park at Barikab
  3. Construction of stone roads
  4. Resolving the problem of floodwater of Kabul City by construction of canal in many areas of Kabul

13. What are the main priorities programs for the Capital Region:

The main priorities program for the Capital Region are:

  1. Establishment of good governance
  2. Balanced urban development in the Capital Region
  3. Creation of economic activities
  4. Upgrading, renovation and improving the quality of unplanned settlements
  5. Development of basic infrastructure

14. What are the implementation result of CRIDA plans?

The major implementation’s result of CRIDA plans are as below:

  1. Socio-Economic Development
  2. Creation of Job Opportunities
  3. Reduction of Poverty

15. What are the short term projects of CRIDA?

The Short term projects of CRIDA are:

  1. Development of first Agro-industrial Park at Barikab
  2. Resolving the problem floodwater of Kabul City
  3. Cleaning of Kabul-Logar River and building Charchata Market on a portion above the river
  4. Upgrading of unplanned areas of Yaka Toot, Pul-i-Charkhi, Dasht-i-Barchi, Gul Bagh and construction of residential buildings on top of Kabul city hills.
  5. Construction of Surkhab Road from Kandahari bridge till Surkhab dam (about 15.36 km long)
  6. Construction of stone roads in Taimany and Shah Shaheed areas

16. Which districts of Kabul province are involved in CRIDA?

The Kabul province comprising the Kabul city and the following districts:

  1. Dehsabz
  2. Mirbacha kot
  3. Kalakan
  4. Qara Bagh
  5. Guldara
  6. Farza
  7. Estalif
  8. Shakardara
  9. Paghman
  10. Char Asyab
  11. Mosahee
  12. Khak-i-Jabar
  13. Bagrami
  14. Surubi