Afghan Biographies

High Council on Land and Water

Name High Council on Land and Water
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade Background
History and Biodata

For the purpose of properly managing state-owned land and providing effective services in this regard, Afghanistan’s Directorate of Land proposed the establishment of High Council on Land and Water to Presidential Palace of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the grounds of its five-year strategy. The creation of the Council was approved on 08 April 2015 upon release of Administrative Order No. 3 in line with Article 63 of the Constitution. The Council was created for a series of purposes such as approval of reforms and policies related to land and water affairs as well as full and effective implementation, supporting and overseeing of those policies. The Council is also charged with fostering cooperation among government, private and donor institutions. Finally, the Council is responsible for resolving issues related to usurped private and government property and the design and implementation of large national projects in this respect.

Composition of High Council Land and Water:


Chief Executive

Special Envoy of the President for Reforms and Good Governance

Senior Advisor to the President on Infrastructure

Advisor to the President on Natural Resources and Environment

Minister of Energy and Water

Minister of Mines and Petroleum

Minister of Finance

Minister of Economy

Minister of Justice

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development

Minister of Water and Energy

Minister of Urban Development and Housing

Ministry of Finance

Head of Independent Directorate of Local Governance

Head of Afghanistan Independent Directorate of Land

Deputy of Policy and Strategic Planning of Administrative Office of the President

Advisor to the President for Agricultural Affairs

Representative of the Private Sector

Representative of the Civil Society

Head of Canalization and Water Supply

Head of Capital Zone


The permanent members of the Council meet once a month in a rotational manner as per the approved procedures.


Last Modified 2018-03-07
Established 2018-03-07