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A water canal established in Herat province

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A water canal established in Herat province

herat canalAgriculture department officials in Herat has reported that a water canal has been established in Herat province.

The 9-km canal has the capacity to irrigate 1,500 hectares of agricultural lands.

“The canal named “Sofiyan” is funded by the Peace and Reintegration program to support agriculture in the province. It is built at a cost of 6 million AFN and is capable to irrigate 1,500 hectares of land,” said Bashir Ahmad Ahmadi, Head of the agriculture department in Herat.

He added the canal has addressed the irrigation problems of many of the farmers.

According to the officials, before the construction of the canal, about 450 liters of water would go to waste.



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