2 dams to be built in Helmand and Kandahar provinces
Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water has earmarked USD 103mn for construction of two dams in southern Afghanistan: one in Spin Boldak border town of Kandahar and one in the Nahri Saraj district of Helmand province.
A senior Ministry official Eng. Waid Rehman said survey of the dam sites would begin soon and construction work would kick off upon completion of the survey.
The dams are aimed at meeting the acute shortage of irrigation water facing farmers in the two areas.
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