The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Qush Tepa Canal; Afghanistan’s biggest economic & national project

The Islamic Emirate (IEA) leadership has informed of acceleration of construction work on Qush Tepa Canal in the country’s north Badakhshan province. High-ranking officials of the Islamic Emirate have recently paid visits to the country’s north to assess construction work on the country’s biggest economic and national project.
During his recent visit to assess the construction work on the Qush Tepa Canal in the country’s north, Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi has said the first phase of Qush tepa Canal would be completed in one year instead of two years as work has been doubled on the construction of the canal.
According to Mawlavi Hanafi, 34 percent of work on the first phase of the canal which is 108 km and from Kaldar district to Dawlatabad district has been completed as it was previously considered that the first phase would be completed in two years but due to speedy work it will be completed in one year.
Recently, the number of machines used in the construction of the canal has been increased to 3,250 at 120 construction sites. It is planned that the number of excavation machines will be increased to 4,000 in near future. Currently, more than 5,000 people are directly working in the project.
The Islamic Emirate is committed to this national and vital project which is an effective step towards self-reliance. Head of the Afghanistan National Construction Company Abdul Rahman Attash has assured that work on this massive national project effectively underway.
The Afghanistan National Construction Company is working on the construction of the irrigation canal which 286 km long and begins from Kaldar district of Balkh province and culminates Andkhoy district of Faryab province. It is considered to be revolutionary project for the economy of Afghanistan and will be constructed at a spending of around Afg 60 billion by the Afghan government in five years. It is worth mentioning that with the completion of the Qush Tepa canal, considered as one of the biggest economic and national projects in the history of the country, hundreds of acres of land will get irrigation water. The high-ranking officials of the Islamic Emirate (IEA) have started paying visits to the project over the past some time.
Samiullah Momand

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.