Bagh-e Kabul and Kabul Riverfront Development

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Amount Raised

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Total Investors

Project Overview

This Project needs network of roads for transportation in and out of the community, water and sewage system that ensure adequate supply of clean water as well as the disposal of waste and power and gas grids that can handle the needs of the entire community. To enhance public transit and provide alternative modes of transport for, one of seven BRT lines is proposed for the mentioned site by KUDF where in near future over 1,000,000 people might live near this line.

Sectors

  • Affordable Housing
  • Transport & Mobility
  • Urban Infill & Public Space
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Others (Ecological Restoration)
US$20,000,000
Funding Goal
Afghanistan
Country
Africa
Region

Objectives

Kabul Urban Design Framework (KUDF) identified this project to be a transformative project for Kabul, providing inclusive open space, community and ecological benefits. Also the framework plan for this project established key linkages to the new park and sets up several new urban blocks that engage with boulevard and the Kabul River.Project objectives are:

  • Creating more attractive public spaces.
  • Tying the memorable urban zoo and city park with Bagh-e Kabul to a system of riverfront paths that eventually lead to old city.
    Funding public amenities.
  • Creating an opportunity for larger regeneration effort, and showcase for the ecological regeneration as well as of organic settlement.
  • Creating interconnected landscape system that allows people to filter through the site and reach a wide range of amenities.

Progress Tracker

Phases

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Current Stage

Concept Stage: Specific projects are identified and conceptualized. There exists a basic economic model.

Timeline

No timeline.

Project Milestones

N/A.

ESG Impact

The Bagh-e Kabul and Kabul Riverfront Development is a multi-sectoral initiative that addresses the need for public spaces, affordable housing, and recreational amenities in Kabul as well as the restoration of Kabul River. The project will involve multiple stakeholders, community participation, and collaborations across government sectors in order to deliver on the holistic goals set out by the plan. The project proposes a regional park of 17 ha at the intersection of Kabul and Paghman River with multiple amenities for sports, recreation, women, and children. The project integrates public gardens, sports fields, a zoo, and a restored riverfront to create the most significant destination for Kabul’s residents. The project will become an important node to promote tourism as it reinforces linkages to the restored Bagh-e Babur and creates a new way to access the Bala Hissar hilltop via cable car. The project is meant to be a catalyst for new housing and commercial developments across the river. This component of the project is largely developed through public private partnerships and private developers. The new development will create jobs and increases affordable housing stock. Since these developments will be at the confluence of the Kabul and Paghman River, the site and its surroundings will be targeted for ecological restoration of the river, enhance riparian habitats, and improve water quality.

Beneficiaries

Almost a range of the public will get benefited after the implementation of the project, the interconnected landscape system will allow people to filter through the site and reach a wide range of amenities. The facilities for this project are designed to accommodate around 2000 visitors every day. Also around 500 households on the hills will benefit from the mobility investment design of the project.

SDG Goals

SDG 1: No PovertySDG 2: Zero HungerSDG 3: Good Health and Well-beingSDG 4: Quality EducationSDG 5: Gender EqualitySDG 6: Clean Water and SanitationSDG 7: Affordable and Clean EnergySDG 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthSDG 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG 10: Reduced InequalitySDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesSDG 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionSDG 13: Climate ActionSDG 14: Life Below WaterSDG 15: Life on LandSDG 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsSDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals

Rationale

SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being 
Individuals around the world cannot reach their full potential unless they are in good health, not just physically but also mentally. This project as it involves the creation of new public garden and landscape along with the integration of public gardens, sports fields, a zoo and restored riverfront, will reduce the pollution of the air and will contribute to good health and well-being of the public. Prevent and treat substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and the harmful use of alcohol. After implementation of the project, it will prevent disease from happening in the first place and control its spread.

SDG 5 – Gender Equality
Kabul Needs dedicated space for women, families and youth. The issue that has not received significant attention is that our women have very little out door space. Providing such space (Bagh-e Kabul) with consideration of Kabul Urban Design Framework (KUDF) makes clear the importance of designing a city for all residents, where access to opportunity is available to everyone.

SGD 6- Clean Water and Sanitation
The approach to drinking water, wastewater, and drainage network planning for the long-term vision of the Kabul Framework Plan are based on the key design concepts described in the KUDF, Fortunately as this project is extracted from the KUDF, all design concepts and planning mentioned for this project has been in accordance to long term vision of approaching clean water for Kabul City. Since this project will be at the confluence of the Kabul and Paghman River, the site and its surroundings will be targeted for ecological restoration of the river, enhance riparian habitats, and improve water quality.

SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
This project is meant to be a catalyst for new housing and commercial developments across the river. This component of the project is largely developed through public private partnerships and private developers. The new development will create jobs and increases affordable housing stock.

SDG 10 –  Reduced Inequality
This project (Bagh-e Kabul) will offer unprecedented public amenities and increase the area of public spaces where access to opportunity is available to to all Kabul’s residents, which clearly ensure the reduced inequality available in the city.

SDG 13 – Climate Action
As the population and economic development grows in Kabul City, that allows residents to buy more cars, appliances, air conditioning and other modern amenities, the carbon footprint of Kabul also grow exponentially, Providing the city with such open and public space reduce carbon emission and build a green Kabul.

Risks and Limitations

What are the key risks, constraints and dependencies related to the project?

Budget, Resources and Time Management.

Risk mitigation and continuity

The mentioned project is conceived by strategic urban design framework and guideline within the Kabul Urban Design Framework (KUDF) that has been ratified at national level by Presidential decree, which clarifies that, in case of change of government, will not affect the implementation.

Financing

Type of Investment

Equity

Financing Structure

Public Private Partnership

Secured Investment

0

Committed Government Funding

No.

National and Subnational Investors

N/A

Committed Private Funding

No.

Support

Technical Support Required

N/A.

Stakeholders

Governmental Buy-in

No. Other.

Other Forms of Governmental Support

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National Ministries Involved

No National Ministries Involved yet.

SubNational Ministries Involved

No SubNational Ministries Involved yet.

Other Entities Involved

No other entities involved yet.

Licenses and Permits

Yes

KUDF is the new master plan for Kabul City, and it clarifies the project to be implemented for the city, which mean the project has the ultimate license for implementation.

Updates

  • 10th February 2020

    Cities Investment Platform in progress - updates pending

  • 10th February 2020

    Project featured on the Cities Investment Platform, which was launched at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)

Supporting Documents

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