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Afghan government to build 20 more dams

The Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) plans to build at least 20 large and medium-sized dams in the country to improve management of water resources. This comes after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the Afghan government’s water management and

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Phase 3 of Kamal Khan Dam inaugurated

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the third phase of the Kamal Khan Dam in Chaharbarak district of southwestern Nimroz province. The Kamal Khan Dam project has the capacity to irrigate more than 80,000 hectares of agricultural land and provide job

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Power transmission line inaugurated in Deh Sabz

A power transmission line, with a capacity of 4.6MW, was officially inaugurated in Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Saturday. The project will provide electricity to 2,500 families in Tara Khail, Qala Zareen, Deh Yahya and Aqa Mohammad Khan villages

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NPC approves various contracts worth 490mn AFN

The National Procurement Commission (NPC) approved six contracts worth 490mn AFN on Monday. The contracts approved included installation and activation of the second turbine of Kajaki Dam, procurement of one million digital passports, stationery and constructions materials for Ministry of

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Ghani approves major projects at High Economic Council meeting

Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the High Economic Council (HEC) meeting was held in the Presidential Palace on Tuesday. Minister of Water and Energy, Ali Ahmad Usmani, presented a draft report on investment in the third phase of the

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Afghan government focuses on construction of hydroelectric dams

The National Unity Government (NUG) looks to domestic sources of Afghanistan to achieve power sustainability. Economy Minister Abdul Sattar Murrad said the government plans construct hydroelectric dams around the country to expand power generation inside the country. Currently, Afghanistan imports

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Ahmad Zia Masood calls for coordination between Energy and Agriculture Ministry

Ahmad Zia Masood, President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy, called for coordination between the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and Energy and Water to help address the country’s economic issues. Addressing a conference in Kabul on Saturday, Masood said the two

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3 new turbines being installed in Grishk dam

The two old turbines of the Grishk dam are to be replaced by three new turbines to increase the power generation capacity of the dam from 2 to 4.8 megawatts. Provincial Water and Energy Director, Eng. Faizullah, said the installation

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Pakistani company resumes work on Bakhshabad power dam in Farah

Work on designing the Bakhshabad power dam in Farah province has reportedly resumed after 5 months of suspension. Pakistani firm called the National Engineering Services of Pakistan (Nespak), a state-owned organization of consulting engineers, secured the contract for designing the

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700 families benefit from power project in Baghlan

Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development officials have established two small water dams in Khenjan district of Baghlan province. Funded by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development at a total cost of 6 million AFN, the project provides power

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Construction work on Kunar's Managi power dam launched

Construction work on Managi power dam in Watapur district of Kunar province has officially begun. The dam is expected to cost about USD 10mn provided by the government and will take four years to complete. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Governor

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Construction work on Kunar’s Managi power dam launched

Construction work on Managi power dam in Watapur district of Kunar province has officially begun. The dam is expected to cost about USD 10mn provided by the government and will take four years to complete. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Governor

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Afghan Agriculture Ministry funds construction of dams and canals in Samangan

Two water dams and canals have been established in Feroz Nakhcher district of Samangan province. The facilities have the capacity to irrigate 3000 acres of agricultural lands in Safar Ali village of the district. “The irrigation facilities will play a

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Afghanistan's major dam project remains under onslaughts

Afghanistan’s major Shah and Aros dam in the Shakardarah District of Kabul province was under heavy rocket shelling for three consecutive nights. As a result, work on the project has been halted, causing further delay to the completion of the

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Afghanistan’s major dam project remains under onslaughts

Afghanistan’s major Shah and Aros dam in the Shakardarah District of Kabul province was under heavy rocket shelling for three consecutive nights. As a result, work on the project has been halted, causing further delay to the completion of the

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Security of Afghanistan's major dam ensured

The Italian military of the Transition Support Unit Center (TSU-C) and Afghan National army (ANA) have completed a joint operation aimed at ensuring the safety of Afghanistan’s major dam, the Salma Dam, in western Herat province. In an effort to

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Security of Afghanistan’s major dam ensured

The Italian military of the Transition Support Unit Center (TSU-C) and Afghan National army (ANA) have completed a joint operation aimed at ensuring the safety of Afghanistan’s major dam, the Salma Dam, in western Herat province. In an effort to

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Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water approaches World Bank to fund Shahtoot Dam

Ministry of Water and Energy officials announced that the designing process of Shahtoot Dam is completed and the constructing process of the dam will begin soon. “We have approached the World Bank to cooperate with us on the construction of

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World Bank to fund electric dam project on Kunar River

The World Bank has pledged to finance construction of an electric dam project on Kunar River, said Ministry of Water and Energy officials. The project has the capacity to produce 1200MW of electricity and generate employment opportunities to many Afghans.

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USD 1mn power project to be implemented across Afghanistan

Water and Energy Minister Ismail Khan announced Wednesday that a major power project providing cheap electricity to residents across the country would be implemented at a total cost of USD 1mn. The project, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),

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Germany funds reconstruction of Baghlan hydropower dams

Two hydropower dams in northern Baghlan province will be reconstructed with financial collaboration from Germany. Provincial water and energy director Ghulam Hussain Haidari said 32mn Euros is allocated for the reconstruction of one of the dams that can generate 4.5MW

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Government yet to fulfill its promise of reconstructing the Band-e-Sultan Dam

Southern Ghazni’s residents urged the government to kick off the reconstruction work on the Band-e-Sultan Dam. The government had promised last year to initiate the reconstruction process, but they had failed to honor the promise, said the residents. The dam,

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Salma Dam nearly 80% completed

Work on the construction of Salma Dam is 77 percent completed, Governor Daud Shah Sabah said on Sunday. The Salma Dam is one of the two big projects India undertook in Afghanistan, the other being the Parliament building. The dam’s

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Iran, Pakistan hindering work on Afghanistan’s dams

As the US war in Afghanistan is in its twilight, there are fears about disputes over water resources to become causes of regional crises. Kabul is hoping to build dams and water systems to generate power—a move that have put

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Dam and other Afghanistan projects being scaled back as U.S. picks up pace of withdrawal

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran- The Washington Post When U.S. Marines surged into southern Afghanistan in 2010, one of their top priorities was to secure a towering dam on the Helmand River so the U.S. Agency for International Development could begin a

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