‘Qatari, UAE teams to stay until Kabul airport made fully operational’


KABUL, AFGHANISTAN:

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

Mawlavi Abdul Hadi Hamadan, appearing head of Hamid Karzai International Airport, instructed Anadolu Agency 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 totally operational.

“International flights have already begun, with many flights bringing humanitarian aid from Qatar, the UAE, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan landing here, but the airport is not fully operational,” he continued.

Before leaving, the US forces brought about intensive injury to the airport, planes, terminals, and buildings, and they didn’t spare even small commodities akin to chairs, TV units, and computer systems in several departments, in accordance with Hamadan.

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

He said that the UAE crew has knowledgeable him that they’ve already spent $1 million renovating one of many terminals, and that “they cannot forgive what the US troops have done to the airport.”

There are many Afghans residing abroad who’re craving to return since they’re going through quite a few hardships, he mentioned.

They want to have reciprocal flight operations with totally different nations, “especially between our neighbors.” However, as soon as the airport difficulty is fastened, different difficulties will likely be addressed progressively.

In response to a query, Hamadan said that the interim Taliban administration has already requested all former staff to return to their work, not simply on the airport but in addition in different ministries. “But no problem mongers will be asked to rejoin,” he mentioned, including that a number of individuals have returned to their prior positions.

Women are additionally requested, significantly these in safety, to rejoin work as a result of “adequate searches of women passengers cannot be done by men,” he added.

“However, they will be dressed in the Islamic hijab,” he continued.

A girl official looking vacationers on the home terminal mentioned: “Five women have joined at the domestic flights’ security.” A superb variety of ladies have been working in several departments at Kabul airport, however “only five of us have joined so far,” she mentioned with out disclosing her title.

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