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MoU signed on $631m hydropower dam in Badakhshan

MoU signed on $631m hydropower dam in Badakhshan

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Mar 19, 2019 - 16:27

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace on power supply to northeastern Badakhshan province and construction of a hydroelectric dam there at a cost of $631 million.

A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the MoU was signed between acting energy and water minister Mohammad Gul Khulami and Da Afghanistaninfo-icon Breshna Sherkat (DABS) head Eng. Amanullah Ghalib and representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

It said the MoU was aimed at providing electricity to Badakhshan residents, a project that would cost $631 million donated by AKDN.

The project would be implemented in different phases and each phase would takes seven years, the statement said.

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