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Abdullah emphasizes on proper water management

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KABUL: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, emphasizes on a proper management of waters in the country, warning against “unpleasant consequences” if it was taken serious.

“We possess good water resources. If we do not make basic steps for its management, it will affect Afghans’ lives in long term and we will leave a bad heritage to the next generations,” Abdullah said on Tuesday in the Fifth National Conference for Water in Kabul.

He suggested an international experiences use for water management.

Afghanistan’s major rivers are flowing into the neighboring countries due to lack of dams to preserve water, while people at home face serious problems of drought.

President Ashraf Ghani has repeatedly said that his administration would make important steps to restrain waters, but almost nothing has been practically done.

Ministry of Energy and Water says that big plans were underway to build water dams in different parts of the country.

“We have completed studies and researches for restraining waters and some of them are under work such the Salma Dam in Herat Province with a capacity of 614 million meter cubic of water,” said Mohammad Gol Kholmi, caretaker minister for energy and water.

He added that the dams of Shah and Aroos, Dahan Dara, Machaghloo, Kamal Khan, Pashdan and Dohla are under construction.

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