PM Modi visit to Afghnistan once again

As we all knew that India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already visited Afghanistan travel for the inaugaration of the Parliament building is going to visit once again.He is going to be personally present for the commissioning of the Indian built hydel power and irrigation project.The dam, in western Herat district close to the Iran border, is one of two large projects carried out under India’s development partnership with Afghanistan.Its is about $275million worth  and India has contributed of about $2million.

“The completion of the Afghan-India friendship dam represents the culmination of years of hard work by around 1,500 Indian and Afghan engineers and other professionals in very difficult conditions,” Vikas Swarup, Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters.The dam is about 20 kilometres long and 3 kilometres in width and has a storage capacity of 640 million cubic metres.The dam is going to benefit 44,000 hectares of land and add around 30 megawatts of power to the Herat grid.

With the inaugaration of the Salma dam, now renamed the Afghanistan-India Friendship dam, Delhi will have completed its major commitment to Afghanistan.


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