The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Afghanistan has still rich water resources

Afghanistan is a unique country among Asian countries in terms of water on the ground as it is located in such a mountainous geographical location that every mountain is high.

Wherever there is water, there is life. After oxygen, water is the second most important substance for the survival of humans, animals and plants. Water is of major importance to all living things as the highest percentage of the living things’ body is composed of water which has become the substance that is absolutely connected to the existence of all living things. Afghanistan is a unique country among Asian countries in terms of water on the ground as it is located in such a mountainous geographical location that every mountain is high. The highest peaks of the Pamir, the Hindu Kush, Baba, Safid Koh, Siah Koh, and spin Ghar mountains can easily absorb water and moisture from the passing clouds in the form of rain, snow and dew. From the point of location, Afghanistan is located in such a high geographical location from which water originates and flows in form of river into four directions countries, while no water in form of river flowing to our country from any other countries in the region. Despite the climate change, the country is still rich in water resources mainly due to the series of high mountains covered by snow. Unfortunately, Afghanistan has not taken any advantage of its water resources so far, while these cruel rivers destroy thousands of acres of agricultural fields along their banks every year. With the Islamic Emirate takeover, efforts have been made to control and manage the Amu River and it is hoped that it will be controlled in the other rivers’ basins of the country. If we have the ability to control our water and use it for development of our agricultural sector, it means that we will also provide food to the countries of the region. Fortunately, with the initiative of the Islamic Emirate, construction work on the Qush Tepa Canal has boosted hopes among the people for a bright future and economic development in the country. With the completion of the canal, hundreds of thousands of hectares of agricultural fields will be irrigated, which can change Afghanistan to a self-sufficient country in term of agricultural products. It is worth mentioning that no such canal had been built in the country and no previous governments had paid attention to construction of such a great canal, except the Islamic Emirate did it. Based on the hydrological and morphological systems, Afghanistan can be divided into five main river basins: The Kabul Rive, the Amu Darya, Harirud, Helmand and Murghab basins. In each zone, tens of large and small rivers come together and make a big water river basin, and around each of these river basins, there are millions of hectares of fertile land. If the water and agricultural fields are properly managed, it is clear that Afghanistan will turn into the world’s grain warehouse. Besides the above river basins, there are some other rivers whose water is flowing to neighboring countries. For example, there are some small and big rivers in Khost and Paktika and their water is flowing to Pakistan. For the economic development of Afghanistan, it is necessary that the water of the country’s rivers basins should be controlled and managed. Before the water reaches and forms big rivers, some small and big water dams should be constructed so that we can fully make use of the country’s water. Sediq Mutasim

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.