The Chehel Dokhtaran region (the region) on the west side of Barchi is one of the green belts of Kabul. The region's population is estimated at around 200,000 people. This bridge hill is among one of the green belts of Kabul and people from western, southern, and central parts of Afghanistan enter Kabul through it. Thousands of people cross this region while entering Kabul city to face a barren mountain. Apart from few dry hills, there is no other green place for picnic and entertainment for residents of the region as well. The mission of this project is restoration, conservation, and improvement of forest and natural vegetation, improving green areas in and around urban Kabul, introducing prudent utilization approaches and mechanisms, combat desertification, and improve ecological balance, resultant in reduced natural disasters, healthy environment, agriculture and livestock sector development and food security. After completion of the project, it is obvious how much of the beauty of the landscape is down to human interaction. Confidently, it will add to the aesthetic view of Kabul and attract the view of visitors to Kabul. It is our responsibility to protect and develop our environment and preserve it for future generations.
The Influential Women and Youth Green Home organization, in collaboration with The Liaison Office planted 1,000 trees in Chehel Dokhtaran protected area. The covered area had been selected previously with the collaboration of the People's Council (Shura) of the Chehel Dokhtaran area and District 13 officials. From 1000 trees 500 trees were planted on the hill Chehel Dokhtaran and 500 were distributed among local people to plant in their yards. The process has begun on March 27 and ended on April 10. For plantation and cleaning of the area, workers were hired from the Chehel Dokhtaran region. Then, purchased trees were planted by workers and IWYGHO members. Also, a person from the area was hired for protection and preserving planted trees. IWYGHO wanted to hold an official program to inaugurate the Kabul Green Belt Project and invite the esteemed officials of The Liaison Office and other stakeholders but due to the outbreak of Coronavirus and quarantine inauguration event was canceled. In the end, officials of the People's Council and people of the Chehel Dokhtaran area thanked the IWYGHO and The Liaison Office and promised to help the IWYGHO team in the protection of planted trees.
Green Home, in collaboration with the Liaison Office, held the closing ceremony of the Green Kabul Project in the Chehel Dokhtaran Hill. The ceremony was attended by Eng. Fakoori, the Technical Deputy Minister of the Green Directorate of Kabul Municipality, Habiba Sadeghi, The Deputy Director of District 13, Eng. Abdul Ghafoor, The Director of Lush District of 13th District, Javed Warsi, The Chairman of the People's Council of the Environment of Chehel Dokhtaran Area, Zahra Yagana, Head of Green Home, and a number of representatives and influential representatives of the Chehel Dokhtaran area. At first, Mr. Warasi thanked the Green Home team and stated that the locals have always been advocates of the environment and supporters of environmental activists. They also said that The Green Home has completed its work plan, which includes seedlings, maintenance, and procurement of irrigation systems, including water tankers, pips, and water pumps, and from now on, responsibility has been formally entrusted to the head of district 13 and locals who will be responsible for the irrigation and protection of trees. Appreciating the activities of The Green Home, the Technical Deputy Director of Kabul Municipality said that seedling planting is a fundamental work for the Chehel Dokhtaran area and the Green Home has made a great help to the greenery of Kabul province and build a suitable environment for living. Mr. Fakoori also promised to provide a 25,000-liter water reserve, plumbing the green area to prepare tree growers for the Chehel Dokhtaran Area next year and called on the green home and locals to cooperate with them in implementing the plans. Habiba Sadeghi, deputy district governor of Kabul city, expressed her appreciation for the green home's cooperation with the head of District 13 and called its activities an effective step in creating a healthy environment. Ms. Sadeghi encouraged people to plant seedlings and said that a tree was life and urged locals to plant one seedling for each child. Zahra Yeganeh, head of The Green Home Institute, welcomed the guests and thanked the people of the local area, District 13, members of the Green Kabul Project, and Kabul municipality. Ms. Yeganeh said she would work for further programs in the Green Home to plant another 3,000 saplings in the Chehel Dokhtaran area. The head of the Green Home Institute encouraged people to coordinate and cooperate more in maintaining the green areas. The Green Home has planted 500 Najoo saplings in the Chehel Dokhtaran area of the Dasht-e-Berchi in the Green Kabul Project. In the closing ceremony of the project, in order to support the green area, irrigation, and keeping the trees of this area, the 5,000-liter tanker, pump, and pip machine were also prepared and entrusted to the authorities of the area. The green home leadership sincerely appreciates The Liaison Office, the Honorable Directorate of District 13, the Deputy of 13th district, the greenery department, and the hardworking colleagues and gardeners of the team, Mr. Warsi, and the local people for their cooperation. Hoping for a green future