In Kabul, Afghanistan on May 30, 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani dedicated an ambitious reconstruction project to restore the ruins of historic Darul Aman (Dar-ul-Aman) palace, an initiative aimed at signaling a new future for the war-torn country.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani approved the restoration work of the Palace in March of 2016, saying the “Shattered Dar-ul-Aman Palace is a reminder of our darkest days. Thus, I’ve approved its restoration work today.”
Much of Kabul has been repaired since devastating civil wars, but the palace has gathered dust atop a hill on the outskirts of the capital, a scarred memorial to the country’s shattered past.
The project is expected to cost $16.5 million to $20 million and take at least three, and maybe up to five years to complete.
The renovated palace will be used as a museum and a venue for national ceremonies.