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Construction of Kajaki Dam’s Second Phase to Begin Soon: MoF

(Last Updated On: December 12, 2017 5:44 pm)

The construction work on second phase of Kajaki dam in southern Helmand province will be begin soon, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday.

The second phase development of the dam would enable the plant to produce 151 megawatts of electricity against the current 51 megawatts, said the Finance Ministry Spokesman, Ajmal Hameed Abdul Rahimzai.

The project will cost about $175 million and will be completed within next two years. “Construction of the dam would provide electricity to a large proportion in southwestern zone of the country,” Rahimzai added.

The dam’s second phase is expected to be built by a Turkish construction company, following the government’s signed contract with the firm, last year.

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