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News number: 9107117418

16:01 | 2012-11-06

Economy

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Iran to Build Dam on Kabul River

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Afghanistan signed a deal for the construction of a dam on Kabul River by an Iranian company.



A representative of the Iranian company and Afghanistan's Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Esmail Khan signed the agreement for building 'Shahtoot' dam which will provide water for 4,000 hectares of agricultural lands in Kabul.

"Drinking water will be supplied to 2,000,000 citizens in Kabul once the project is accomplished," said Mohammad Esmail Khan on Monday.

He added that the dam will reinvigorate the hydropower network of Mahipar district in the capital, Kabul.

The dam which will costs 1.5 mln dollars is 113 meters long and has the capacity to reserve 250 mln cubic meters of water.

The technical and economic studies of the dam located 18 kilometers Southwest of Kabul were completed by Iran's Pouyab Co in 2008.