Afghanistan loses 175 cubic meters of water monthly due to constant delays in the construction of Kamal Khan dam.
Procurement Law Does Not Meet Needs of Energy Projects: Osmani
The procurement law does not meet the requirements of mega energy projects in the country and causes major challenges for investment in Afghanistan, the Minister of water and energy Ali Ahmad Osmani said on Tuesday.
He said that Afghanistan loses 175 cubic meters of water per month due to constant delays in the construction of Kamal Khan dam.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoWE) has signed the first phase contract for the construction of the Qargha Lake project with a private company.
On Tuesday, the MoWE convened a meeting under the theme Procurement and Investment Facilitation of Private Sector in Kabul where the delegates tried to identify the challenges currently facing the investment sector in the country.
“Our procurement policies and procedures still do not meet the needs of complicated and mega water and energy projects of the ministry of water and energy despite the implementation of reforms. Major corruption is taking place in procurement sector,” said Osmani.
Officials of Chamber of Commerce and Mines have said that they were prepared for a joint investment agreement with the ministry of water and energy to provide electricity to the industrial parks in the country.
“We are ready for a join investment with the government and ministry of water and energy in the four industrial parks which in four provinces.” said Rahimullah Samandar, head of chamber of commerce and mines
Ministry of water and energy also signed a $96 million contract for the first phase of Qargha Lake canals in Kabul.