‘Qatari, UAE groups to remain till Kabul airport absolutely operational’


KABUL, AFGHANISTAN:

The Qatari and United Arab Emirates groups will stay in Afghanistan till Kabul airport is absolutely operational for worldwide flights, mentioned a Taliban administration official.

Mawlavi Abdul Hadi Hamadan, appearing head of Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport, advised Anadolu Company that a number of groups from Qatar and the UAE are working on the airport, however there are nonetheless technical difficulties that have to be resolved earlier than worldwide flights are absolutely operational.

“Worldwide flights have already begun, with many flights bringing humanitarian help from Qatar, the UAE, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan touchdown right here, however the airport shouldn’t be absolutely operational,” he continued.

Earlier than leaving, the US forces induced intensive injury to the airport, planes, terminals, and buildings, and they didn’t spare even small commodities resembling chairs, TV units, and computer systems in numerous departments, based on Hamadan.

The Qatari and UAE groups are working to resolve the technical points as rapidly as doable, however no timetable for making the airport absolutely operational for worldwide flights may be given right now, he mentioned.

He acknowledged that the UAE workforce has knowledgeable him that they’ve already spent $1 million renovating one of many terminals, and that “they can’t forgive what the US troops have achieved to the airport.”

There are a lot of Afghans residing abroad who’re craving to return since they’re dealing with quite a few hardships, he mentioned.

They need to have reciprocal flight operations with totally different nations, “particularly between our neighbors.” Nonetheless, as soon as the airport concern is fastened, different difficulties shall be addressed progressively.

In response to a query, Hamadan acknowledged that the interim Taliban administration has already requested all former staff to return to their work, not simply on the airport but additionally in different ministries. “However no downside mongers shall be requested to rejoin,” he mentioned, including that a number of folks have returned to their prior positions.

Girls are additionally requested, notably these in safety, to rejoin work as a result of “ample searches of girls passengers can’t be achieved by males,” he added.

“Nonetheless, they are going to be dressed within the Islamic hijab,” he continued.

A girl official looking vacationers on the home terminal mentioned: “5 girls have joined on the home flights’ safety.” A very good variety of girls have been working in numerous departments at Kabul airport, however “solely 5 of us have joined to date,” she mentioned with out disclosing her identify.

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