India and Afghanistan were signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of the Lalandar “Shatoot” dam, Afghanistan.
♦ The project is part of a New Development Partnership between India and Afghanistan.
♦ The Lalandar [Shatoot] dam will meet the safe drinking water needs of Kabul City, provide irrigation water to nearby areas, repair the existing irrigation and drainage network, assist in flood control and management in the area, and provide electricity to the region.
♦ This is the second largest dam built by India in Afghanistan, after the India-Afghanistan Friendship Dam [Salma Dam] opened in June 2016.
♦ As part of its development cooperation with Afghanistan, India has completed more than 400 projects covering all 34 provinces of Afghanistan.