The First Deputy Prime Minister traveled to Balkh to inaugurate the Qosh Tepa Canal

March 30, 2022

First Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar Akhund traveled to Balkh province to inaugurate the Qosh Tepa Canal. In this trip the first deputy prime minister, was accompanied by some cabinet members and senior government officials.

At the inaugural ceremony of the canal, Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar Akhund said: "Today is a very happy day, because a great wish of the suffering nation of Afghanistan is being fulfilled. When I talked to the National Development Corporation about this project, I have prioritized the work of this project, and stopped a lot of other work. "

The First Deputy Prime Minister added: "The construction of this canal will irrigate about 3 million acres of land, which will make Afghanistan self-sufficient in wheat. Over time, the Qosh Tepa Canal will have factories for processing agricultural products, and we will have world-class exports from this area. It will provide jobs for thousands of young people and it will prevent them from going abroad through smuggling routes. "

The First Deputy Prime Minister added, "The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has full commitment and good plans for the development of the country. And added that we will have more good news in the near future. Inshallah"

The Qosh Tepa Canal has a total length of 285 km, the completion of which is divided into three phases. The first phase of the canal will be completed in one year, and the second and third phases will be completed in five years. In addition to agricultural lands, dozens of productive farms along the canal are also being considered to be developed.