The National Development Corporation (NDC) said that it will change the route of the Qosh Tepa Canal in northern Balkh province.
The goal of the move is to protect ancient structures and ponds, which are situated between the Kaldar and Dawlat Abad districts in Balkh, from destruction.
The National Development Corporation estimated that changing the canal’s path would cost three million Afghanis.
NDC officials added that the first phase of the Qosh Tepa Canal will be finished in the next six months.
The National Development Corporation said that the construction work of the Qosh Tepa Canal is underway in 120 locations and that nearly 5,900 people are working in the project.
Meanwhile, Jawzjan residents said that as a result of the canal’s passage through their province, agriculture will grow and the local economy will flourish.
The Qosh Tepa Canal is one of Afghanistan’s major projects. If completed, the country will be able to produce more wheat and grains, moving it closer to self-reliance.