Originally Posted by badmash_khel
Insead of building these residential areas for the rich and privilaged, they should concentrate on restoring the canal systems of the helmand valley which were destroyed by Chengiz khan and his descendents. There is so much vast flatland in Helmand and Farah which can be used for farming with restoration of canals and water from helmand river. This way we won't have to rely on our neighbours for wheat and other essentials. Afghans always have their priorities wrong. sigh...
Right, Afghanistan needs better management of water resources, experts of irrigation systems (much better than those from Western involved in Helmand Valley Project, because Helmand River caries lot of silt).
Most of all, Afghanistan should start making money on sharing water with Iran. According to agreement from 1973 Iran can use 26m3 water per second, for free. In reality Iran uses about 75% water from Helmand river, mainly by excessive expansion of their irrigation systems. Water has its price. Few years ago it was about 1 USD per 1 cubic meter (international water market).