Drilling of two million ditches to manage surface water around Kabul
The National Development Company says more than 1.9 million ditches and 25 small dams have been dug to control surface water around Kabul.
“More than 1.9 million ditches and 25 small dams have been dug around the city of Kabul to control surface water. The ditches are part of the project,” Mustafa Nawid, a spokesman for the National Development Company, told the media on Tuesday. “The drainage management of Kabul city has been removed.”
Mr. Navid added: “The total cost of this project is 12 billion Afghanis, which is paid by the Presidential Office for Operational Support of National Development. This project is implemented with the aim of controlling surface water, rising groundwater, and creating jobs in Kabul.”
Mr. Navid also says that the first part of Kabul’s wastewater management project includes digging ditches and building “leaks”, which take one year and six months to complete, and the second phase of the project is to plant millions of seedlings from the beginning. The project has so far employed more than 30,000 people in this sector.
The National Development Company predicts that by planting saplings, the project of productive and non-productive forests and gardens around the city of Kabul will be undertaken.