AT News Report
KABUL: Kabul Water Supply Department for capital zone has said that seventy-two percent of Kabul residents have no access to the clean water.
Sardar Wali Malikzai, head of the department, said that only 28 percent of Kabul residents have access to potable water.
He said that the level of access to drinking water in Kabul would increase by channelling water in Sayad, Panjshir and Shah Tut Dam to the city, 1TV reported.
Meanwhile, officials said the problem would be resolved as the World Bank will come up to the fore to help more people to have access to drinking water.
In a meeting with Afghanistan’s acting finance minister in the United States, a top World Bank official has pledged that the bank would invest in Afghanistan water.
Finance ministry’s spokesman, Shamroz Khan Masjidi said the investment would address drinking water scarcity in Kabul and other provinces.
The bank has financial commitment for filtering and supplying water from Shah Tut Dam, an India-backed project which is expected to deliver drinking water to 2.2 million residents in Kabul, 1TV added.
Logar two water supply project is also backed by World Bank, whose work is half complete.
The project is expected to cover 12,000 Kabul residents in Wazir Akbar Khan, Shahr-e-Naw, Qala-e-Fathullah, Taimani, Wazir Abad and Tahya Maskan, the source added.