Built by the Indian Central public works department and sponsored by the Indian government, it was built as a symbol of Friendship between the two countries.

New-Afghan-Parliament-Building-665x434The new building for the Afghan Parliament also known as the National Assembly was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in late 2015.

 

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  • The project which was initially estimated to cost about $45 Million, but instead was completed at the cost of around $100 million.
  • The initial plan was to finish the construction in 36 months. But the project got delayed because of challenging work conditions, lack of skilled workforce and uncertain security situation.
  • The building is situated in a sprawling area of 84 acres on the outskirts of Kabul and borders ancient landmarks such as Amanullah Khan’s Palace, the Queen’s Palace and Darulaman.
  • It boasts one of the largest domes in Asia. The dome is made of bronze and is 32 metres in diameter and 17.15 metres height.
  • The architecture is a fusion of Mughal and modern methods.
  • Inside the building, a 20-feet fountain, made of green marble imported from Indian city of Udaipur, has been installed

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