Thu, Oct

Afghanistan signs contract for a major Dam in Farah province


The Afghan government signed another contract for the construction of a dam in western Farah province of AFghanistan.

Pula-Bagh-DamThe contract for the construction of Dam, Bakhshabad Dam, was signed in ARG Presidential Palace today in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

The Minister of Energy and Water Ali Ahmad Osmani said the reservoir of the Dam will have a capacity of 1,360 million cubic meter and the construction work will be completed in 18 months.

He said the Dam will irrigate more than 100 hectares of agricultural land with the provincial governor Mohammad Asif Nang saying the irrigation will cover five districts and the center of Farah province.

This comes as Afghanistan earlier signed a contract for the extension of Kajaki Dam located in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The signing of the contract for Bakhshabad Dam in Farah provinces comes as said earlier in March that work on key infrastructure projects including construction of water dams will start in accordance with the available resources.

During a meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC), President Ghani reviewed a report by the Ministry of Energy and Water regarding the construction of 29 large, medium and small water dams.