The Taliban leadership, under the directive of their leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has recently announced plans to construct a significant water dam in the Khash Rod district, located within Nimruz Province.
This initiative, valued at two billion Afghanis, aims to bolster the region's water resources.
As per the Taliban's disclosure, the proposed dam is expected to reach a height of 50 metres and will be capable of holding approximately 60 million cubic metres of water. This capacity is anticipated to facilitate the irrigation of around 8,000 hectares of agricultural land, potentially enhancing the region's agricultural productivity.
The project's responsibility has been assigned to the group’s Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. This announcement was broadcast by Radio Television Afghanistan, now under Taliban control.
This development follows the inauguration of the Kamal Khan Dam in the Chahar Burjak district of Nimruz by Ashraf Ghani, the former president of Afghanistan, in March 2021. The Kamal Khan Dam, which was constructed over a period of four years at a cost of USD 78 million, represents a similar endeavour to improve the region's water management and agricultural infrastructure.