Water flow begins at Kamal Khan Dam


NIMROZ (SW) – Water flow was successfully tested at Kamal Khan Dam in Nimroz province on Wednesday.

According to the National Water Affairs Regulation Authority, the project would help irrigate close to 175,000 hectares of land besides generating up to nine megawatts of electricity.

Located on the Helmand River in Chahar Burjak district of Nimroz province, the Kamal Khan Dam was first conceived in the 1960s. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani resumed work on it as priority in 2017.

The final phase of Kamal Khan Dam has being built at an estimated cost of $78 million. It has capacity of over 50 million cubic meters.