Ambassador Fatimie hosts reception for participants of DCDA training in Japan

October 31, 2013: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and the staff of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo held a reception to honor the participants of the 1st Training for the Dehsabz - Barikab City Development Authority (DCDA), which oversees the development of the new Kabul City, including certain surrounding areas. This training was entitled “Training on Management and Administration for Urban Development and Personnel and Legal Affairs.”

In his opening speech, Ambassador Fatimie welcomed the participants and their counterparts from the Japanese Government and partnering groups, offering encouragement for success in this important undertaking. The Ambassador expressed the sincerest appreciation of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the cooperation that has been extended by the noble Japanese to help bring about national development with this as a core project.

Talks were given by Mr. Alham Omar Hotaki, Leading Advisor for Marketing and Sales Advisor, and Mr. Ajmal Khan Shams, Director of City Operations and Maintence. Mr. Hotaki shared of the overall project and its progress, and Mr. Shams spoke on the training program.

In addition to Mr. Hotaki and Mr. Shams, the program was participated in by Mr. Abdul Habib Zadran, Chief Finance Officer; Mr. Furugh Izmaray, Senior Economist; and Mr. Abdullah Nazari, Business Administrator for Parcels on Private Land. From the Japanese side, Mrs. Kawauchi and Mr. Shishika of T & Associates, also joined. Special appreciation is also extended to Mr. Hossein Mohammadi and Mr. Farouq Asefi for their key roles.