Minister: Power station and dam to be reconstructed
Mohammad Ismael Khan, Afghanistan’s Minister of Water and Power, during a visit to Afghanistan’s north eastern province Baghlan last week announced that the Pul-e Khumri power station and the Kilagi dam would be reconstructed. The minister added that funding for the project will come from Germany and the World Bank. The trip to Baghlan is part of the minister’s travel plans to the northern provinces to assess the electricity needs of the local populations. Not only will this project provide electricity to the people, but it will also provide enough water to irrigate 450,000 acres of land, Khan told reporters during a news conference. The completion of the project will be a big boost to the economy of Baghlan province.