The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund two major energy projects in the country this year, officials from the bank said.
The projects include water research project under the Dohla Dam construction and the second project of solar energy in Kandahar province.
The Dohla Dam is one of the important dams in Kandahar which irrigates 64,000 hectares of land in the province.
The dam was built in 1973. The ministry of energy and water says it will install turbines in the dam during its reconstruction.
The Asian Development Bank has pledged $321 million for reconstruction of the dam.
“The Asian Development Bank is helping the government to develop the new Salang tunnel and the ADB will consider financing the tunnel in the future,” said David Dole Deputy Country Director.
Meanwhile, some experts said the implementation of infrastructure projects in the country is crucial for improving the supply of public services.
“The existence of electricity, roads, access water, and human resources can provide a better basis for the country’s economic growth,” said Qais Mohammadi a university lecturer.
The Kabul Times