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Narendra Modi to visit Afghanistan in June to Inaugurate Salma Dam

Anchal Vohra | CNN-News18

Updated:May 17, 2016, 6:24 PM IST
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Narendra Modi to visit Afghanistan in June to Inaugurate Salma Dam
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  • PM will visit Afghanistan to inaugurate Salma dam in Herat on June 4
  • The project cost is over Rs 1,400 crore and the dam has been built by the Ministry of Water Resources

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Afghanistan in June to inaugurate Salma dam in Herat. Modi will be in Herat on June 4 for the inauguration.

Salma dam is hydroelectric project on the Hari River at Chist-e-Shariff in Herat province near the border with Iran. The project cost is over Rs 1400 crore and the dam has been built by WAPCOS Ltd, which comes under the Ministry of Water Resources.

The hydroelectric project envisages generation of 42 MW of power, besides having the potential for irrigating 75,000 hectares of land.

Modi is inaugurating the dam in June and not when he visits Iran keeping the country's sensitivities in mind.

The Prime Minister will fly to Qatar from Heart in Afghanistan and then to the United States of America.

Modi had inaugurated the Afghanistan Parliament built by India in Kabul in December 2015.

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