A project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is needed to help the government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) make an informed decision on the possible investment for the Arghandab water resources development and associated water supply and electrification investment for Kandahar city, and irrigation modernization investment in the Arghandab river basin.
The project is located in the Arghandab river sub-basin in Kandahar Province, and aims to improve the availability of water resources for urban water supply and power generation for Kandahar city, and irrigated agriculture in the basin. Availability of water in the sub-basin, as with the rest of the country, is highly seasonal and erratic, with frequent severe droughts affecting agriculture, economy and people's living standard. The project will address this water problem by enhancing the storage capacity of the existing Dahla dam reservoir by raising the dam height by 8.0 meters increasing the existing reservoir volume estimated at 314 million m3 by 264 million m3.
The TA will review the past studies, update feasibility-level design of dam raising investment to ensure the supply side sustainability, and carry out feasibility study to ensure efficient, dependable and equitable use of water resources to meet demand/user side requirements (hydropower, municipal water, and irrigation). It will also prepare feasibility-level design and cost estimates for all components and assess capacity building needs and prepare design and cost estimates for capacity building interventions.
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