Darul Aman Palace second phase restoration works to start soon
A total of 3 million dollars have been spent on historical Darul Aman Palace in Kabul that is under restoration. The Palace’s restoration was launched with hope that the site can become the center of a new government quarter and a tourist attraction. The first phase of the restoration which involved cleaning of the war-ruined Palace has been completed and the site is ready for the major work. Officials said that the second phase of the project would be launched in coming days and a tender is being announced. The restoration of Darul Aman Palace is expected to cost USD 20 million. It is funded through government budget and the project is planned to be completed within the next two years. Visiting the site, Mansoor Naderi, the Minister of Urban Development and Housing of Afghanistan echoed President Ashraf Ghani’s statement that Afghanistan’s 100 years of independence in 2019 should be celebrated in Darul Aman Palace.