The Afghan government plans to spend more than $5 billion to construct a number of new buildings in the capital, Kabul, as it continues to struggle with the fallout from the 2014 earthquake and the subsequent collapse of its government.
The country’s first government building was completed in January, and it is expected to cost an estimated $1.2 million to $1 million to construct.
It is the second such project in the country’s history, after construction of the first Afghan government building in the early 1980s.
Afghan officials have repeatedly stated that they will not be able to maintain the pace of building necessary to address the crisis, and the country will be unable to function without the infrastructure.
President Ashraf Ghani announced a $3.7 billion plan to construct 2,500 new government buildings in Afghanistan on February 9, 2017.
According to the Afghan government, the total costs of the project will total more than half a billion dollars.
Ghani has been calling for billions of dollars in new spending in recent years, but the Afghan National Army (ANA) and its Afghan allies have largely been unable to raise the funds.