In an address after inaugurating the Afghan-India Friendship Dam along with President Ashraf Ghani, Mr. Modi regarded the ties between two countries “timeless”.
The dam, earlier known as Salma Dam, has been built by India at a cost of Rs. 1,700 crore on the Harirud river in Chist-e-Sharif in western Herat neighbouring Iran. It will irrigate 75,000 hectares of land and generate 42 MW power.
PM Modi awarded Afghanistan's top civilian honour
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a brief visit to Afghanistan, was today conferred Amir Amanullah Khan Award, the country's highest civilian honour.He was awarded the honour by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani after the inauguration of the landmark Afghan-India Friendship Dam.