Separate contracts were signed for the power transmission lines to Kunar and Paktika provinces and construction of substations.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the contracts were signed by senior presidential adviser and acting finance minister Dr. Humayoun Qayoumi, minister of agriculture and livestock Nasir Ahmad Durani, U.S. Ambassador, deputy chief of USAID, Asia Development Bank director, and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat.

According to a statement released by ARG Palace, a 270 kilometer water canal would also be built in Khush Tapa area which would irrigate 500,000 hectares of land. The feasibility study of the project in Kunduz, Jawzjan, and Balkh provinces will be completed over a period of 12 months with financial support of $2 million from USAID.

The statement further added that the construction of power transmission line from Nangarhar to Kunar and construction of substation will be completed in two years. The project will be implemented with $60 million financial support of the Asian Development.

According to ARG Palace, similar the construction of power transmission line from Ghazni to Paktika province and construction of a substation will be completed in two years. The Asian Development will also fund the project which would cost around $60 million and would benefit around 30 thousand families in Sharana city.