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Japan pledges $13.5mn to develop irrigation system in Afghanistan

The Japanese government has pledged to provide USD 13.5mn in aid to develop irrigation system in Kunduz, Takhar and Baghlan provinces of Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghan Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Minister Asadullah Zameer, chargé

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ADB grants USD 100 million to improve Afghanistan’s irrigation system

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a grant of $100 million to help Afghanistan improve its aging irrigation systems as part of a government plan to promote economic growth and reduce poverty. The grant fund is being provided through

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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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2,300 Families profit from new Irrigation Infrastructure in Baghlan Province

On 27th March 2013, new irrigation infrastructure was inaugurated and put into use in Baghlan province. An estimated 13,800 people, or 2,300 families, will profit from the improvements. A total of AFN 3,403,150.00 (USD 64,000) was invested in 22 small

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Water canal to be built in Ghoriyan district

A water canal worth USD 8.5mn would be built in Herat’s Ghoriyan district, close to the border with Iran, said officials of the Ministry of Water and Energy on Monday. The project would irrigate 9,750,000 hectares of land and benefit

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50% increase in the budget for construction of Salma Dam in Herat

India is considering increasing the budget allocated for the construction of Salma Dam in Herat. Salma Dam is one of the major construction projects in Afghanistan that was initiated in 2006 with financial collaboration from India. Residents have complained about

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