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Work on 2nd Phase of Kajaki Dam to Begin Soon: DABS

The work on the construction of the second phase of Kajaki dam will begin soon, Officials of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said on Tuesday.
 
DABS added that the establishment of the second phase will increase the dam’s power generation capacity to 151megawatt.
 
The plan for the construction of the second phase of the dam has been endorsed by the high economic council and the procurement process of the dam will be completed in a month.
 
Over $175 million is expected to be invested for the construction of the second phase of the dam, said DABS.
 
Currently, the dam has the capacity of generating 51 megawatts of electricity.
 
DABS officials said they are considering major investment bonus policies to boost the energy generation capacity of Afghanistan.
 
“We have shared our final recommendations with the high economic council. It has been approved and now the project has been sent to the national procurement authority for signature,” said DABS chief Amanullah Ghalib.
 
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has said that the agreement for the construction of the second phase of Kajaki Dam will be signed in the near future.
 
“It was decided that the work should start on the second phase of the dam. All its legal aspects, which are in line with the interests of Afghanistan, have been completed in coordination with the private sector. In the near future the issue around its contract and construction of the second phase will be started,” said MoF spokesman Ajmal Hamid Abdul Rahimzai.
 
The Kajakai Dam is one of the two major hydroelectric power dams in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. The dam is located on the Helmand River 100 miles (161 km) north-west of Kandahar and is operated by the Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority. 
 
It has a dual function: to provide electricity and to irrigate some 650,000 acres (1800 km²) of an otherwise arid land. Water discharging from the dam traverses some 300 miles (500 km) of downstream irrigation canals feeding farmland. It currently produces 33 megawatts of electricity.
 
Economic commentators say that Kajaki dam is one of the major dams which could boost the agriculture sector in the southern provinces of Afghanistan and it will also solve the problems of electricity and water shortage in Uruzgan, Nimroz, Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

Work on 2nd Phase of Kajaki Dam to Begin Soon: DABS

DABS officials said they are considering major investment bonus policies to boost the energy generation capacity of Afghanistan.

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The work on the construction of the second phase of Kajaki dam will begin soon, Officials of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said on Tuesday.
 
DABS added that the establishment of the second phase will increase the dam’s power generation capacity to 151megawatt.
 
The plan for the construction of the second phase of the dam has been endorsed by the high economic council and the procurement process of the dam will be completed in a month.
 
Over $175 million is expected to be invested for the construction of the second phase of the dam, said DABS.
 
Currently, the dam has the capacity of generating 51 megawatts of electricity.
 
DABS officials said they are considering major investment bonus policies to boost the energy generation capacity of Afghanistan.
 
“We have shared our final recommendations with the high economic council. It has been approved and now the project has been sent to the national procurement authority for signature,” said DABS chief Amanullah Ghalib.
 
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has said that the agreement for the construction of the second phase of Kajaki Dam will be signed in the near future.
 
“It was decided that the work should start on the second phase of the dam. All its legal aspects, which are in line with the interests of Afghanistan, have been completed in coordination with the private sector. In the near future the issue around its contract and construction of the second phase will be started,” said MoF spokesman Ajmal Hamid Abdul Rahimzai.
 
The Kajakai Dam is one of the two major hydroelectric power dams in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. The dam is located on the Helmand River 100 miles (161 km) north-west of Kandahar and is operated by the Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority. 
 
It has a dual function: to provide electricity and to irrigate some 650,000 acres (1800 km²) of an otherwise arid land. Water discharging from the dam traverses some 300 miles (500 km) of downstream irrigation canals feeding farmland. It currently produces 33 megawatts of electricity.
 
Economic commentators say that Kajaki dam is one of the major dams which could boost the agriculture sector in the southern provinces of Afghanistan and it will also solve the problems of electricity and water shortage in Uruzgan, Nimroz, Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

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