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Kabul to have 2 quality dam building firms: Osmani

Kabul to have 2 quality dam building firms: Osmani

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Mar 25, 2018 - 19:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani said on Sunday that works were nearing completion on amending the law on water and establishing two quality dam construction companies.

Osmani told a gathering marking International Water Day in Kabul that global warming, increased use of water, deforestation, eradication of greenery and other factors had led to 5.2 million cubic meter extra water usage.

He said Afghanistaninfo-icon would face water scarcity if steps for its water management were not taken. Osman said the water draft law was being amended and all necessary legal factors were being included.

Without going into details, the minister said work on amending the water law had been started because the existing law had many problems. He added the law would be finalized in the coming two weeks.

He said for ensuring water management, construction of small and big dams had been planned. There had been some issues and lack of technical support thus the government decided to establishe two quality companies for dams’ construction, he explained.

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