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Media Meeting on sustainable use of ground water in Kabul

The Social Association of Journalists in North Afghanistan (SAJNA) and the Afghan-German Cooperation hosted a media meeting on sustainable ground water usage Kabul. Four Afghan ground water experts and more than 70 media representatives attended the event. They concluded that

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UNAMA calls for resolving Afghanistan’s water disputes peacefully

The UNAMA Report, titled Water Right: An Assessment of Afghanistan’s Legal Framework Governing Water for Agriculture, underscores the need for more effective and transparent means of resolving Afghanistan’s water disputes. “As this report clearly outlines, the stakes involved in water

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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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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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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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NUG plans to construct 21 dams to control Afghanistan’s waters

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced on Saturday that the National Unity Government (NUG) plans to launch work on the construction of 21 water dams to control Afghanistan’s waters. The announcement was made at the 4th Annual Extension Conference of the

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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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Water shortage problem to be resolved soon in Nimruz province

The potable water shortage problem of western Nimruz province is soon going to be resolved as the first phase of a large-scale water scheme has been successfully completed. The first phase involved laying of water pipes to central collection points.

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US partners up with AGS to help assess water resources in Afghanistan

For the past decade, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) in efforts to establish an inventory of Afghanistan’s water resources. As such, a new fact sheet details how these efforts help

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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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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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15% boost in rice yield in Takhar province

Officials of Agriculture and Livestock Department in Takhar province have reported that the farmers have expected a 15% rise in rice yield. Head of the department Sayed Ahmad Musamim attributed the high yield to the abundance of water available for

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200 Afghan families to have access to potable water in Samangan

Water storage is going to be established in Surkhak Cheshma village of Khuram Sarbagh district in Samangan province that will enable over 200 households to have access to drinkable water. The project, costing 3 million AFN, will be executed by

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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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Residents of Nimroz and Jawzjan in need of drinkable water

Lack of access to potable water has caused great stress to the residents of Nimroz and Ghor provinces. According to the residents, the only source of water currently present for both the provinces is the Helmand River that has recently

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Afghan government urged to address water disputes with neighboring countries

Residents of eastern Kunar, southeastern Khost, northern Balkh and southern Helmand provinces called on the government in a gathering  to increase efforts in building dams and controlling Afghanistan’s water resources. This comes amid fears that Afghanistan’s is unable to control

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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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Nearly 20,000 animals hit by drought in Nimroz province

The prolonged dry weather has hit the livestock of thousands of households in the Kang district of southwestern Nimroz province where the dwellers rely mostly on agriculture and livestock for living. Every livestock had lost 80-90% animals, including sheep and

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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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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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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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Two-fold increase in Afghanistan fruits export

Exports of Afghan fresh fruits have doubled from last year, said officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. Afghan fruits have established a niche in the foreign markets and the demand for these fruits are on the rise. “The

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Japan to finance 28 development projects in Afghanistan

Twenty eight development projects will be implemented through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Program (GAGP) with financial collaboration from Japan in six provinces. The agreement to this effect was signed between the Japanese Embassy and 19 non-governmental organizations on Sunday.

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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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