Monday, 14 March 2016

The President of Afghanistan confirms construction of 29 dams

The President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani, confirmed that works on key infrastructure projects will start in accordance with the available resources. During a meeting of the National Procurement Commission, President Ghani reviewed a report by the Ministry of Energy and Water regarding the construction of 29 large, medium and small dams. President Ghani said necessary measures will be put in place for the start of key infrastructure projects, considering the available resources. The Ministry of Finance was given the task to take necessary steps for the arrangement of funds, while the Ministry of Energy and Water was instructed to seek ways in attracting private sector investments for the implementation of dam projects. The Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, said that the projects should be started without any delay, underlining that these 29 dams are fundamental to boost the agriculture sector of the country which is largely dependent on foreign exports.