The National Development Company announced that nearly 25% of the first phase of the Qosh Tepa Canal’s construction has been completed, with an estimated cost of 8 billion Afghanis.
The company stated that there are 2,600 machines and over 4,000 workers operating in this canal, adding that more than 100 works are active on the canal. Provincial manager of the National Development Company, Farid Azim, in a statement, said, “Qosh Tepa Canal is one of the most significant development projects of the nation–it was planned under the republic of the late Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan.”
The funds for the second and third phases will be generated by selling the mines in the country, particularly the Dar-e-Souph Mine. Head of the National Development Company, Abdulrahman Attash, said that through the Qosh Tepa Canal, they aim to mechanize Afghan agriculture. “We are now driving Afghanistan’s agriculture toward standardization for the first time. Therefore, if we want Afghanistan to find food security, we must first take scientific, then industrial, and lastly commercial steps,” he said.