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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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18 irrigation networks to be reconstructed in various provinces of Afghanistan

The reconstruction projects of 18 irrigation networks will be implemented in Kabul, Laghman, Nangarhar and Balkh provinces, announced Saturday the Ministry of Irrigation and Livestock. Minister Asif Rahimi signed a contract worth more than 50mn AFN with the irrigation agencies.

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Afghan government’s efforts to manage water resources

President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday that only Afghans can resolve the issue of water management in the country. Attended by President Karzai, country’s ministers and international experts, the Third National Conference on Water Resources Development and Management in Afghanistan was

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Work on canal launched

Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL),  work on the construction of a canal dug from the Taloqan River has been launched. The canal has the capacity to irrigate up to 1,250 acres of land in the

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Power project in Nangarhar completed

Cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, members of provincial council and DABS CEO attended the inaugural ceremony of the power project in Nangarhar on Saturday. The project transfers electricity from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar and Laghamn provinces. Addressing the gathering, Water and

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Water and Energy Minister wins trust of the parliament

Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan won vote confidence of the parliamentarians, with only 32 out of 174 MPs voting against him. Minister Khan was summoned by the lawmakers for his public statement of distributing weapons and establishing the

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China-funded irrigation project helps boost farming

China Daily- As Chinese workers tried to complete in a few months an irrigation canal project in Parwan province that was built by China in the 1970s but left unfinished during ensuing wars, local people were looking to its completion

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Emphasis on Afghanistan’s water management system

A 10-day training program on climate change and water resource is organized in Kabul by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Representatives from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Maldives are attending the program.

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Sheberghan residents complain about lack of clean water

Residents from the city of Sheberghan have expressed their deep concerns about the lack of drinkable water in the area and have urged water supply authorities to take the steps needed to eliminate the problem. “One well is used by

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Afghan government to solve Kabul’s drinking water safety issue through Panjshir

With the implementation of a water transfer project, three million residents in Kabul will have access to safe drinking water. Yousuf Pashtoon, adviser to the President in construction, water, power and minerals, said the work on the project will start

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Water & energy sector in critical situation

A shortage water reservoirs and sharing of the precious, but depleting, resource with neighbours have created a critical situation for the country’s water and energy sector. At a ceremony marking International Water Day in Kabul, Water and Energy Minister Mohammad

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Water & energy sector in critical situation

A shortage water reservoirs and sharing of the precious, but depleting, resource with neighbours have created a critical situation for the country’s water and energy sector. At a ceremony marking International Water Day in Kabul, Water and Energy Minister Mohammad

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