President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani warned regarding the looming water crisis threatening capital Kabul and other key cities of the country.
Speaking during the 4th round national urban conference in Kabul, President Ghani said the lack of a strategy to manage resources is one of the worst legacies left to the Afghan government.
He said extensive research and studies have been done regarding the water resources and its management over the period of the past three years.
President Ghani further added that the government has important plans on hand particularly for water resources management in Kabul.
According to President Ghani, a major program incuding the construction of a water dam is due to kick off in the near future in a bid to respond to the looming water crisis threatening the capital.
This comes as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani earlier in August said more water dams will be built in western Herat and other provinces of Afghanistan as he unveiled the government’s new economic perspectives.
Earlier, President Ghani had said the government is committed for the administration of the waters despite the objections as he called on the youths of the country to step up efforts to eradicate poverty, discrimination, and violence in the country.