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Power dam worth $20mn to be built in Paktia

The Narai Khwlai power dam will be constructed at a total cost of USD 20 million in Ahmadkhel district of southeastern Paktia province. President Ashraf Ghani recently approved the cost for the dam three months ago in addition to Machalgho

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Afghanistan signs MoU with Turkish company on extension of Kajaki hydropower dam

Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Turkish company for the extension of Kajaki hydropower dam in southern Helmand province. Minister Ahmad Osmani said 150MW of electricity would be produced in total with

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Completion of Kamal Khan dam in Nimroz province

Work on the construction of a major dam in Nimroz province had been successfully completed after 49 years with great “difficulty”, said Energy and Water Minister Eng. Ali Ahmad Osmani. Osmani said the Kamal Khan dam was one of the

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Salma Dam to produce 28MW of power in 2016

The Salma Dam located in western Herat province is expected to produce 28MW of electricity until spring of 2016, said Afghan Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani on Wednesday. The major dam passed a critical stage in July of

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Salma Dam to be completed by mid-2016

The Salma Dam located in western Herat province is expected to be completed by mid-2016. The major dam passed a critical stage on Sunday with closure of Diversion Tunnel Gate and work on filling of dam reservoir kicked off. According

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Kajaki dam’s 3rd turbine to be operational in a year

The much-awaited third turbine at the Kajaki hydropower dam in southern Helmand province would be operational in a year’s time, said Governor Mohammad Naeem. Work on the installation of the third turbine was delayed due to security threats. Having the

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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

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Salma dam to be completed in 9 months: Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water

During his visit to Salma Dam in Herat province, Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan said work on the project would be completed in the next 9 months. He said more than 75% of the project has been completed

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Work on Kajaki dam not getting off the ground

A number of workers claimed that the rehabilitation work on Kajaki dam in southern Helmand province is not showing any signs of progress, as a major portion of the funds provided goes toward foreign experts’ salaries. With the withdrawal date

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Ghor residents halt their protest

The protestors in Chaghcharan, capital of the western Ghor province, have halted their 5-day protest, after the government promised to address their concerns and to undertake some reconstruction projects. The dwellers had forced the closure of the main bazaar and

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Third turbine of Naghlu power Dam repaired

The third turbine of the Naghlu power dam was repaired and reactivated in the Sarobi district of Kabul on Tuesday. The World Bank signed the dam’s rehabilitation project, worth USD 40mn, with a Russian company in 2007. The reactivation of

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America wants the construction of Kajaki dam to be completed by 2015

With the withdrawal date of foreign forces drawing closer, the United States of America is considering to initiate the construction of one of the major infrastructure projects in Helmand province. The project is the Kajaki dam project which was envisaged

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Shah wa Aros dam to be reconstructed in two years

Ministry of Energy and Water reported on the reconstruction of water dams in various regions of Afghanistan, as concerns about lack of water in the country are rising. Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan said during his visit to

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Afghan government to solve Kabul’s drinking water safety issue through Panjshir

With the implementation of a water transfer project, three million residents in Kabul will have access to safe drinking water. Yousuf Pashtoon, adviser to the President in construction, water, power and minerals, said the work on the project will start

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Construction of Power Dam in Shakar Dara District Inaugurated

The construction of power dam, designed to produce 1.2 megawatts of power in addition to irrigating 2,700 hectares of agricultural land in Kabul, was inaugurated by President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday. The project is funded by government and costs around

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