The PPTA is intended to develop pilot recharge systems, and to test the feasibility of different recharge options including the use of recharge basins, injection wells, contour banking and trenches. Assessment and ranking of different recharge options has not been considered in Afghanistan previously. The findings of pilot-testing will be used to compare MAR with alternative solutions to water problems in the Kabul basin.
A feasibility study on MAR will be prepared to examine the technical, environmental, economic, social, health and water quality aspects of MAR for the Kabul Basin. The feasibility study will draw on the experience of the pilot program. On completion, the feasibility study will be reviewed by external peer reviewers, and provided that the study's conclusions are positive, and contingent on approval by the government and ADB, a detailed design for a larger MAR project designed to supplement greater Kabul drinking and agricultural water supplies will be prepared. The larger program offers opportunity to restore wetlands and lakes which would provide significant environmental benefits.
Ministry of Finance
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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