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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)

Study of Kabul Housing Market

Source : SYED MABOBUULLAH RABANI

Category : Housing‏

Publish Date : February 1, 2014

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Kabul, capital of the country with increasing level of population has accumulated
much of the nation’s economic resources, the utilization of these resources are not as even as
enough. This can be observed from living style of majority in Kabul in slum areas and
informal settlements. One would find different kinds of housing styles and structures in
Kabul such as traditional mud houses (informal settlement), Blocks of flats, villas and
western and Arabian style houses. Minor portions of the population live in these luxurious
and comfortable dwellings while majority of the people are residing on informal settlements.
Kabul population is rapidly growing and Lack of houses and accommodation is a major
problem of residents. It is estimated that population growth will be 5% over the next 9 years.
20,000 households are added annually to the existing number of households which means
the demand for housing is overwhelmingly increasing. The existence of strong housing
market will lead to sustainable economy as availability of housing help to equitable
economic growth, encourage people for further savings, mobilize factors of production in an
efficient way and bring a sense of belongings and stability to Kabul citizens.

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