KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial Information and Culture Department on Tuesday launched reconstruction work on a park at the Mirwais Neeka mausoleum in the capital city of southern Kandahar province.
Dawa Khan Minapal, the department director, told Pajhwok Afghan News reconstruction was estimated to cost 3.5 million afghanis to be provided from the Ministry of Information and Culture’s development budget.
He said the project included the construction of a car park, expansion of the park’s boundary wall, the repair of flowerpots and other renovation works.
Minapal said people not only from Kandahar but from across the country visited the mausoleum and the park’s reconstruction was direly felt.
He informed of 26 historic sites in Kandahar, so far 12 had been reconstructed and protected from being threatened.
Culture lovers welcomed the historic park’s reconstruction, saying other such heritage sites needed to be preserved.
Writer and peot Abdul Wasi Hasyal said Mirwais Neeka was one of Afghanistan’s national heroes and a large number of people daily visited his mausoleum. He said recreation parks at historic places played a key role in attracting visitors.