English | دری

Naghlu dam project hampered due to insecurity

in Afghan Business

Naghlu dam project hampered due to insecurity

Nangarhar Water and Energy Director Mohibullah Momand repeatedly urges the government to provide security to the Sarobi district of Kabul that is posing constant threat to power supply from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar province.

The project was due to be completed five months ago, but due to insecurity the project has been delayed.

“I have been complaining through the media about the poor security situation in the region, but no action has been taken so far. Workers are unable to complete their work,” said Mr. Momand.

One power pylong was blown up in Sarobi on Sunday, added Mr. Momand.

According to Mr. Momand, the dam could potentially supply 16 MW of power to Nangarhar, paving the ground for building industrial parks, factories and business centers in the province.

He added the project is void of any technical hitches and security remains to be the only hindrance.

Meanwhile, administrative Head of Sarobi Hazrat Mohammad Haqbin rejected Mr. Momand’s claim about insecurity and said it is used to hide the technical problems associated to the project.

Mohmand denied the allegation that some groups and generator owners hampered the power extension plan.

“No one can damage the core national interest for a small commercial benefit.”



Related Articles

Safi Airways transports 10,000 Hajj pilgrims from Kabul

Safi Airways operated 48 flights to transport 10,000 Hajj pilgrims from Kabul to Mecca as part of its first phase

USD 3.2bn allocated for development projects in the next budget

The draft for development budget was presented on Monday to the Meshrano Jirga, which inquired the three ministries about their

Symposium on trade between Afghanistan and Central Asia

AKDN Press Release-The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA), in cooperation with the Afghanistan

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.