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Afghan government to build 248 cold storage facilities

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) plans to build 248 cold storage facilities worth USD 40mn across Afghanistan in the next two years. Funded by the ministry’s development budget, the cold storage facilities have up to 50,000

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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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Japan contributes $12mn to Afghanistan for irrigation, fiscal support

The Japanese government has pledged over USD 12mn to the Afghan government for the improvement of irrigation systems and to provide fiscal support. According to a statement from the Japanese Embassy in Kabul, the projects covered under this funding are

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WB assists $70mn to develop irrigation system in Afghanistan

The World Bank (WB) has pledged USD 70mn to the Afghan government for reconstruction and development of irrigation system in the country. The announcement was made at a World Bank session, headed by Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, in Kabul on

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Engineers in northern Afghanistan complete training on Maintaining Irrigation and Flood Protection System

Over hundred engineers from technical departments of six provinces–Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar–successfully completed a six week technical workshop on Maintaining Irrigation and Flood Protection System. This workshop was aimed at updating and improving the participants’ ability to

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Japan contributes $63mn to support irrigation systems, rural access in Afghanistan

Japan has contributed over USD 63.654 million to support improvement of irrigation systems and rural access in Afghanistan. The funding, contributed through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), administered by the World Bank, will support the following two on-going projects,

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Afghan government signs 2 agreements worth $128mn with World Bank

The World Bank signed two grant agreements worth USD 128mn with Afghan Ministry of Finance on Saturday. According to a statement from the Finance Ministry, the grants are allocated for two projects: USD 45mn for the On-Farm Water Management Project

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Afghan Agriculture Ministry distributes irrigation tools in Northern provinces

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has distributed 388 sets of irrigation tools free of cost among farmers in Northern provinces. The project is part of the National Horticulture and Livestock Productivity Projects which serves to promote adoption

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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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Japan’s irrigation scheme transforms Nangarhar’s desert

An irrigation scheme launched by the Japanese government has transformed Gamberi desert in eastern Nangarhar province into lush forests and fertile farmland. The scheme called “Green Ground Project” was launched in 2003 and intends to irrigate 16,500 hectares of arid

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Agricultural products grow considerably this year: Agriculture Ministry

Favorable climate, improved irrigation, provision of trainings for farmers and prevention of diseases are cited as major factors behind this year’s growth in agricultural production. Watermelon, melon, wheat, saffron and greenhouses have witnessed a considerable growth this year, Lutfullah Rashed,

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Improved irrigation and flood protection for farmland in Baghlan

Two newly rebuilt irrigation canals were officially handed over to local government and communities in Baghaln on Thursday. The work done on the Govergan and Baladory canals will help improve irrigation for approximately 11,000 hectares of farmland in the districts

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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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942 families benefit from welfare projects in Zabul province

Fifteen projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) were recently completed in Tarnak & Jaldak district of Zabul province and handed over to the people. Costing 9,420,000 AFN these development projects

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4 irrigation projects to be launched in Ghor

Work on four irrigation projects in Ghor province has officially begun with financial collaboration from the Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). Costing 7.4mn AFN, the projects will be implemented in different villages of Dawlatyar, Lal and Sar

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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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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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52 projects implemented in Takhar

As many as 52 projects were executed in Takhar province in 2013 at a total cost of USD 13mn. The projects were jointly funded by the Ministry of Water and energy and donor organizations including Germany Development (GIZ), Agha Khan

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European Union funds fruit quality center in Balkh province

A center for measuring fruit quality has opened in Balkh province with financial collaboration from the European Union. Costing USD 271 million (199,000 Euros), the center contains a laboratory to measure the quality of fruits. Meanwhile, Adviser to the Ministry

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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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32 water supply networks to be constructed in 9 provinces

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock officials said that 32 water canals are going to be constructed in 9 provinces. Funded from the Ministry’s development budget and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, the water supply networks will be executed at a

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Germany to support irrigation in Jawzjan

Head of German Consulate in his meeting with Jawzjan’s Governor said his country had expressed willingness to support irrigation system in Jawzjan province. This comes after Jawzjan Governor Baimurad Qoyanli had requested German Consulate in Northern Afghanistan to provide financial

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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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