Uzbek Company to Rebuild Afghan Irrigation Systems

by Laurence on 8/25/2004

Uzbek specialists in irrigation systems have worked in Afghanistan since the early 1960’s. They began with construction of the Djelalabad irrigation complex comprising a dam 22 meters high, hydroelectric power plant, and water reservoir for 50 million cubic meters. Between 1965 and 1970, Uzvodzarubezhjstroi specialists set up plantations of olive-trees and citrus plants on almost 32,000 hectares of new lands. Between 1964 and 1970, they built a waterworks facility with a reservoir for 165 million cubic meters and a system of irrigation ditches that brought water to pastures. Afghanistan was the world’s second largest producer of astrakhan fur then.

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