Irrigation project aims to help Kandahar thrive again

Outlet: Los Angeles Times

August 2, 2010

When the Canadian government’s international assistance agency looked into rebuilding a massive irrigation dam here in early 2007, the initial prospects weren’t encouraging. The site appraisal team couldn’t even get to the dam, 20 miles north of Kandahar in the Arghandab River Valley. A report by the Canadian International Development Agency called security “very fragile” and warned that the “environment will pose a significant challenge…”