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Construction work on 11 check dams kicked off in Kabul, ministry

A check dam is a natural or man-made structure built across a large water body to hold the water back and prevent it from flowing and can be used to store water, prevent flooding and generate electricity.

KABUL: The Acting Minister of Energy and Water Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor, in an official ceremony, kicked off the construction work on 11 check dam projects worth 30 million Afghani (some 419,030 U.S. dollars) in the capital Kabul City, the ministry said in a statement the Friday. The ceremony was attended by several government officials and scholars, the statement said, adding the projects will be implemented in 11 districts of the province. Addressing the ceremony, Mullah Mansoor said the aim of implementing the projects is water management, agricultural water supply and strengthening of underground water, according to the statement. Meanwhile, the governor of Kabul, Mullah Aminullah Obaid said that it is a happy place that today Afghanistan is moving towards development and prosperity with the efforts of the relevant officials of the Islamic Emirate. The officials asked the contractor company to pay serious attention and consider all engineering standards in the implementation of the projects. According to the ministry, construction work on three check dam projects had been started in Guldara, Khaki Jabbar, and Surobi districts of the province and would be completed soon, With the takeover of the country by the Islamic Emirate, hundreds of development projects including check dam projects have been implemented countrywide and necessary efforts were underway to implement further development projects in the country. A check dam is a natural or man-made structure built across a large water body to hold the water back and prevent it from flowing and can be used to store water, prevent flooding and generate electricity. Check dams are generally small dams constructed across drains, ditches, swale channels, or waterways to lessen the total velocity of the water flow and prevent soil erosion. Check dam construction is an old way of storing rushing water in a specific location. Stone, sandbags filled with pea gravel, or logs can all be used to construct a check dam. Cement concrete check dams, boulder check dams, and gabion check dams are the three types of check dams that are generally used. A check dam helps to collect water in a particular area by stopping the flow of water The municipality’s greenery department director Mawlavi Abdul Wakil Mutawakil said during the launch of the project that the municipality would address all problems in the city and would create more parks. from passing through a channel, stream, or other waterways. This water storage enhances surface water penetration into groundwater through rainfall and reduces erosion by retaining transported sediments and inhibiting downstream transit. In order to reduce flow in small temporary pipes that are currently degrading, Because of the transient nature of the problem, permanent stabilization is not possible. For the reduction of flow in small eroding channels that can’t be lined on a timely basis due to delays in construction or weather conditions. Rohullah Hamid

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.