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Electricity, irrigation canal projects signed in Kabul

KABUL: In presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah contracts were signed for construction of Khush Tepa water canals and electricity generating as well as transmission of electricity line from Nangarhar to Kunar and from Ghazni to Paktika province and construction of substations in Kunar and Paktika Provinces, a presidential statement said yesterday.
Contracts were signed by Acting Minister of Finance Dr. Homayoun Qayoumi and Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Nasir Ahmad Durrani with US Ambassador, deputy director for USAID, director of the Asian Development Bank and chairman of Breshna Shirkat.
Khush Tepa irrigation and electricity generating project has 270 Km length and would irrigate 500 thousand of acres of land. Ministries of Energy and Water and Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock as well as the National Environment Protection Agency would have shares in the project.
The Nangarhar electricity transmission line to Kunar and construction of a substation would be completed within two years and would benefit 26 thousand of families in these provinces, the statement said, adding the projects would cost 60 million USD and would be financed by Asian Development Bank. Meanwhile the electricity transmission line from Ghazni to Paktika and construction of substation in Pakitka would cost 60 million USD and would be also financed by the Asian Development Bank, the statement said, adding the project would be completed in two years and would benefit 30 thousand of families.
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