Kabul, Delhi set to sign deal on Kabul dam

Afghanistan and India will ink soon deal on the construction of a major dam in Kabul, a news channel reported on Tuesday.

The project, when executed, would supply safe drinking water to two million inhabitants of Afghanistan’s capital.

Wion TV said Shatoot would be the second dam India would be establishing in Afghanistan after the Salma (India–Afghanistan Friendship dam) in Herat.

“Shatoot dam will go ahead with the commitment of the Indian government and we will pave the way for it,” the Afghan chargé d’affaires in New Delhi told a virtual event.

Tahir Qadery said: “We are very much hoping quite soon, the two countries will sign at a bigger function the agreement for the dam.”

India has funded several infrastructure projects in the country, like Afghan Parliament, a 218-kilometre road from Delaram to Zaranj linking Afghanistan and Iran and 202-km Phul-i-Khumri transmission line.