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Power control & distribution centre opens

Power control & distribution centre opens

Aug 24, 2011 - 17:35

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A centre to control and distribute electricity, a $24 million US-funded project, was inaugurated in Kabul on Wednesday, an official said.

The centre has an international computer system and modern facilities, Da Afghanistaninfo-icon Brekhna Shirkat (DABS) chief, Abdul Raziq Samadi, told the inaugural ceremony.

Funded by the USAIDinfo-icon, the facility took eight months to complete and was handed over to DABS today, he added.

DABS commercial chief, Mirwais Alami, told Pajhwok Afghan News power supply lines carrying 350 megawatts of electricity from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan had been extended to the centre.

Power-generating units in Naghlu, Mahipar, Sarobi and Daronta dams had been linked to the centre, he added.

Calling it a key development, Alami said the centre would control 24 power sub-stations. "The centre can control a sub-station as far as in Mazar-i-Sharif through its computer system," he said.

More sub-stations across the country would be affiliated with the centre over next four years, he said.

Also on Wednesday, the US announced it would provide $1.3 million in assistance to strengthen Afghanistan's power sector.





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