LAHORE – The Nespak has secured a dam project in Afghanistan. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, Nespak will design the dam on the Farah River in Bakhshabad. The contract agreement of the project was signed by the representatives of the Ministry of Water and Energy, Government of Afghanistan and Nespak the other day.

The $500m Bakhshabad (Farah Rud) Dam Project consists of a dam, a powerhouse, appurtenant structures, a barrage 60 Km downstream of the dam, left and right main irrigation canals and irrigation command area. Nespak will provide services.

The Ministry of Water and Energy Afghanistan has termed the project as the first of its kind by a Pakistani company in Afghanistan. The dam will be financed by the Afghan government funds, once completed the project is expected to meet all the irrigation and energy needs of Farah province.

The dam’s storage capacity will be more than one billion cubic meters. At the same time, it can irrigate more than 68,000 acres of agricultural land and produce about 27mw.