Hafiz Aziz Rahman, head of the National Environmental Protection Agency, on Monday in a meeting called for the resumption of international projects in the environment sector in Afghanistan.
The head of the National Environmental Protection Agency said during a program to improve the capacity of provincial employees of the agency, that environmental activities in Afghanistan should not be politicized.
“Environmental issues have no borders. Today, when Afghanistan is involved in these problems that have caused droughts, monsoons, and floods, it will not remain only in the geography of Afghanistan,” Hafiz Aziz Rahman said.
The head of the National Environmental Protection Agency added that the Environmental Agency has created a plan for the purpose of managing sewage in Kabul, for which standard refineries will be established in Kabul.
“The standard refineries will be established that will manage all the sewage of Kabul in a proper way. Now the work on the plan is underway,” Rahman added.
Meanwhile, the participants of this workshop said that by using the capacity building program, they can provide the necessary awareness to the citizens of the country in the provinces.
“They provide training for employees and leaders so that we can provide services to people and make it easy to distribute licenses,” said Firoz Mohammadzai, the head of Nangarhar’s environmental agency.
“All the activities which are in Panjshir, we provide them environmental licenses to operate according to environmental standards,” said Mohammad Mahfoz Kohistani, the head of Parwan’s environmental agency.
Earlier, the agency said on World Environment Day that the work of more than 32 small and large projects worth $824 million has been stopped in the country.