Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his international tour with Afghanistan, where he didcated a Rs 1700 crore dam in Herat province that will be called Afghan-India Friendship dam (formerly Salma Dam).
The dam in addition to irrigating 75,000 hectares of land and generating 42 mw power “stands as testimony to faith in Indo-Afghan friendship,” said Modi. He confirmed that despite the resistance and suspicion of others on India’s role in Afganistan, its resolve is strong and will guide it forward in Afghanistan’s prosperity.
Narendra Modi was conferred with the highest civilian honour in Afghanistan – Amir Amanullah Khan Award by the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani after the inauguration of the dam.
From here, PM arrived in Doha for a 2-day visit. The aim of the trip is said to be to enhance economic ties, especially in the hydro carbon sector between India and Qatar.