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New Turbines Activated At Salma Dam To Address Power Shortage in Herat

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water will activate two 28-MW turbines at the Salma hydropower dam to address the electricity shortage problem in western Herat province.  The decision was made between the ministry and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS). 

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President Ghani, PM Modi inaugurate Salma Dam today

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has arrived in Herat today to inaugurate the much-awaited Salma Dam together with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A spokesman for India’s External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swarup had earlier said “Prime Minister and Afghan

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Narendera Modi to inaugurate Salma Dam in June

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reportedly visiting Afghanistan in June to inaugurate Salma dam–also dubbed as Afghanistan-India friendship dam– in Herat on June 4, 2016. The much awaited project envisages generation of 42 MW of electricity and has the

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India nods to revised cost of $268mn for Salma Dam

The Indian government has agreed to invest more in the Salma Dam project with approving cost revision from USD 200mn estimated in 2006 to USD 268mn. This comes days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Afghanistan. Executed by M/S. WAPCOS,

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Salma Dam to produce 28MW of power in 2016

The Salma Dam located in western Herat province is expected to produce 28MW of electricity until spring of 2016, said Afghan Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani on Wednesday. The major dam passed a critical stage in July of

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Salma Dam renamed as “Afghan-India Friendship Dam”

The Government of Afghanistan has renamed the Salma Dam as “Afghan-India friendship dam” to honor the contribution India has had in reconstruction of this major dam. The decision was made by Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf  Ghani. The Salma Dam located

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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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Salma Dam to be built in one year: Governor Rahimi

Herat’s Governor, Mohammad Asif Rahimi, announced Thursday that construction work would soon kick off on the much-awaited Salma Dam project, and the project would be completed within a year. He assured that no security hurdles or any other obstacle would

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India to continue assistance to Afghanistan despite the security uncertainty

Regardless of the security uncertainty, the Indian government has no intention of pulling out of the major developmental projects that it is currently undertaking in Afghanistan. India solidified its commitment nearly 3 years ago when the country signed the Strategic

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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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Afghanistan's major dam to be completed within a year, promises India

Indian Consular General in Herat, Amarjit Singh, said the Indian government has vowed to complete the long-awaited Salma Dam project in western Herat province. “Salma Dam will be completed within a year, the dam will start working within a year,

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Afghanistan’s major dam to be completed within a year, promises India

Indian Consular General in Herat, Amarjit Singh, said the Indian government has vowed to complete the long-awaited Salma Dam project in western Herat province. “Salma Dam will be completed within a year, the dam will start working within a year,

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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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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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India OKs Salma dam’s revised cost estimates

PAN-The Indian cabinet on Thursday approved revised cost estimates of Rs1457.56 crore (over $111 million) for the completion of a major dam project in western Afghanistan. When completed, the multi-million dollar Salma Dam project — being executed by M/S WAPCOS

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Iranians causing hindrance to Afghanistan’s Salma Dam project

Residents of Chesht district in Herat claim that Iranians hamper the Salma Dam project by bribing the Indians who are in charge of the project. These claims come as the project has remained incomplete since the past six years. These

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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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