The Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW), said that the Shah Wa Arus Dam construction will be accelerated.
According to the ministry's spokeswoman, discussions between ministry representatives and Iranian diplomats have been held in an attempt to resolve the Shah wa Arus Dam's issues and accelerate construction.
"Yesterday, deputy minister of Water and Energy, Mujib Rahman Omar met with Iranian Ambassador and Counselor Hassan Shirazi, and discussed with him the remaining work on the Shah wa Arous dam and solving the problems of the dam," said Akhtar Mohammad Nusrat, spokesman of the ministry.
The technical equipment for the Shah wa Arus Dam will be imported to Afghanistan from Austria, according to the project manager.
"An Austrian company will create mechanical and electrical equipment, and whenever this company makes this equipment, it will be transferred to Afghanistan and put in the Shah wa Arous project. With this equipment, the project will be completed and put into use," said Aminullah Ehsas, the project manager of the Shah wa Arus Dam.
Meanwhile, the previous chief of Afghanistan's water supply said that the Shah wa Arus Dam is crucial for providing drinking water to Kabul city and irrigating agricultural regions in Shakardara district.
"The Shah wa Arous Dam or any other dam that is created in Afghanistan will first have a lot of positive effects on the people's morale and will continue to strengthen agricultural and water management,” said Hamidullah Yalani, the former head of Afghanistan Water Supply.
An economist said building dams can benefit Afghanistan in raising agricultural products and generating energy.
"Water management is one of the most crucial economic issues in the nation, and the building and operating of water dams can be considered a beneficial step in strengthening this management to irrigate thousands of hectares of land and generate many megawatts of electricity,” said Shaker Yaqoobi, an economist.
Shah wa Arus Dam will generate 1.2 megawatts of energy and have a nine million cubic meter water storage capacity.
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