Shah Wa Arous Dam

The main constraint on developing sustainable large scale agriculture in Afghanistan is inadequate water resource, although total water availability is substantial annually. Therefore, development and regulation of the rivers & streams are necessary in order to facilitate water supply throughout the year, mitigate flood damages, generate hydro-power, domestic supply, etc. Shah-Wa-Arus multipurpose Project is one of the suitable projects based on performed prefeasibility & feasibility studies.

Status of Project: In Progress

Project Highlights

Role of Parhoon Tarh: EPC Contractor as member of Tablieh-Parhoon Tarh J.V.
Client: Afghanistan-Ministry Of Energy & Water
Consultant Engineer: Alborz Sazeh Consultant Engineers
Location: Afghanistan-Kabul
Project Cost: 48 million USD
Project Duration: 42 months initial contract period + 730 days extension


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Project Volumes

Dam Concrete Volume: 333,000  m3
Excavation Volume in Rock: 80,000  m3
Access Road Length: 6 km

Project Specification

Type of Dam: RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete)
Dam Crest Length: 303 m
Type of Spillway: Free Spillway on Dam Crest
Annual Production: 3.60 GWH/year

Project Goals

  • Agricultural land extension of 2,800 hectares Flood control and prevention of resulting damages | Power production of 1.2 MW
  • Increasing the groundwater level

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