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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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Contract for construction of Bakhshabad dam signed

The contract for construction of Badakhshan Dam in western Farah province was signed today in ARG Presidential Palace in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. The dam, with a capacity of 1,360mn cutber meter reservoir, will irrigate more than

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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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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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Uplift projects to be launched soon in Helmand

Work on the construction of three projects that had been delayed several times would be launched soon in southern Helmand province, said an official. Helmand Governor Mohammad Naeem said the projects include construction of Kajaki power dam, a cotton factory

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Land granted to Ministry of Higher Education for building Helmand University

The Council of Ministers agreed to transfer 75 acres of land from the ownership of the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry for Higher Education to build the Helmand University. According to the press release, the Council of Ministers instructed

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Helmandis stage protest, demand government to solve their problems

Hundreds of residents from Helmand gathered in front of the Ministry of Water and Energy on Saturday, demanding the government to address their problems. The residents spoke of their problems to the media and said the government has not paid

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Failed Afghan dam project ‘offered British military redemption’ after Iraq debacl

The Telegraph-The British military took on one of the biggest operations of the war in Afghanistan to redeem itself after failures in Iraq, transporting a huge dam turbine through hostile territory in a largely symbolic act, according to a new

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Failed Afghan dam project 'offered British military redemption' after Iraq debacl

The Telegraph-The British military took on one of the biggest operations of the war in Afghanistan to redeem itself after failures in Iraq, transporting a huge dam turbine through hostile territory in a largely symbolic act, according to a new

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Kandahar residents frustrated over power blackouts

Despite the improvements brought to the electricity distribution system in Kandahar, residents of the city still have complaints about power shortages and accuse the authorities for failing to provide them enough electricity. According to the Deputy Director of Water and

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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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Minister Ismail Khan’s Stance on Kajaki Dam construction rejected

Earlier this week, Afghan Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan was summoned by the Upper House of the Parliament to provide an explanation for the failure in completing the construction of major dams in Afghanistan. Minister Ismail Khan linked

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Surplus of power supply in Kandahar

Local officials in southern Kandahar reported that 75% of residents in southern Kandahar residents would be able to have access to electricity, after authorities have managed to create a surplus. One of the factors that has increased power supply was

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United State to rebuild Kajaki Dam in Helmand

The United States of America will rebuild the Kajaki Dam in Helmand province as a part of war end programs in Afghanistan at a cost of USD 471 million dollars to the people of Helmand and Kandahar provinces who will

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