Another milestone for BHEL in Afghanistan


Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved yet another milestone in Afghanistan by successfully commissioning two units of 14 MW each at Salma Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Afghanistan. Significantly, the Salma Dam (renamed as Afghan-India Friendship Dam) was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi, in the presence of H.E. Shri Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan. In recognition of BHEL’s contribution towards setting up of the project, Shri Atul Sobti, CMD,BHEL was honoured with an appreciation shield by the  Union Minister of External Affairs, Ms. Sushma Swaraj and the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ms. Uma Bharati.

This project has been funded under Government of India’s grant to Government of Afghanistan. In the execution of the Salma hydro project, BHEL faced numerous challenges in the movement of men and material through difficult terrains. BHEL successfully overcame all the challenges/obstacles, and synchronised both the units well within the targets set out by Ministry of External Affairs. wishes the very best.

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