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Residents and provincial council support Afghan-Pak joint dam construction on Kunar River

Provincial council members and residents of eastern Kunar province have expressed willingness to support the joint hydropower dam project proposed by Afghanistan and Pakistan on the Kunar River. Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and his Pakistani counterpart Minister

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Afghanistan, Pakistan sign economic cooperation pact

In a bid to strengthen economic ties between the two nations, Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and his Pakistani counterpart Minister Ishaq Dar signed an agreement on economic and trade cooperation. The signing ceremony of the agreement took

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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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World Bank to fund electric dam project on Kunar River

The World Bank has pledged to finance construction of an electric dam project on Kunar River, said Ministry of Water and Energy officials. The project has the capacity to produce 1200MW of electricity and generate employment opportunities to many Afghans.

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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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Work on Managi Dam in Kunar to be launched Soon

Minister of Water and Energy Ismael Khan announced on Thursday that the survey for the Managi Dam in Pech District of eastern Kunar Province was completed and works would be launched within two weeks. The project would cost USD 3m

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