In his Twitter post, Modi said “I arrived in historic Herat province, will inaugurate the Salma Dam and meet President Ghani.” Khaama press wrote.
A spokesman for India’s External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swarup also tweeted “Beginning with Afghanistan. PM @narendramodi arrives in Herat to launch the Afghan India Friendship Dam.”
The government of Afghanistan has renamed the name of Salma dam to Afghan-India friendship dam earlier this year in a sign to show appreciation to the robust investment by India in reconstruction of the dam.
Built on Harirod river, the dam is expected to produce 42 megawatt of electricity and will irrigate around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land.