Achieved Date
1847days in power
number of days to accomplish
Repair the Kajaki dam in Helmand
In Progress
Socioeconomic Development
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015
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Promise Background
The Kajakai Dam is one of two major hydroelectric power dams in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. It supplies hydropower, irrigation storage and, to a lesser extent, floods control. The project was originally launched a decade ago with $150 million USD in aid form the U.S. government. The project was expected to generate 150 megawatts of power for Kandahar and Helmand provinces, but so far it has only been able to generate a maximum of 30 megawatts of electricity. Insecurity and technical issues have been the main obstacles to repairing and completing the dam to its full functionality. President Ghani committed to rehabilitating the dam during his pre-election campaign.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Plans and budget for the repairing of the Kajakai Dam developed
  • 2. Repair work on the Kajakai Dam resumes
  • 3. Kajakai Dam repaired and functioning at full capacity"

June, 2015: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) are currently working to install the second Kajaki dam turbine. However officials have warned that continued security threats in the area could undermine progress on the critical Kajaki power dam project in southern province of Helmand.

Status Updated By: Tolo News

April, 2015: Provincial Council officials in the southern Helmand province on Thursday claimed that continued negligence on the part of the central government could further delay construction of the Kajaki Dam, which they warned could prompt the project's funders in the United States to withdraw their support.

Status Updated By: Tolo News

January, 2015: Referring to a serious power shortage in the southern province, the Provincial Council members of Helmand has asked the National Unity Government (NUG) to resume work on Kajaki project.

Associated Stories        

1. Breshna Installing Second Kajaki Dam Turbine Despite Threats:

2.  Helmand Officials Want NUG Attention on Kajaki Dam:

3. Helmand Province Blames Kabul for Kajaki Dam Delay: