Farah to get electricity from Iran soon: Governor
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A survey to supply electricity from Iran to western Farah province has been completed, which would light the Farah City within one-and-a-half year, the governor said Monday.
The agreement for transporting electricity to this western province was inked between Farah electricity department and Iran’s Ministry of Power in Tehran one month back.
Calling the project of enormous importance, Governor Muhammad Umar Sherzad said that the electricity would be supplied to province from Iran through Sistan Balochistan.
The electricity cables, he said would cover 35 kilometres area of Iran and 135 kilometres of Afghanistan, he added. Iran, he said would bear $10 million cost while Afghanistan would pay the rest $36 million expenses of the project.
Two engineers from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Power and Electricity had concluded the survey on Sunday. But Director Electricity Abdul Nasir Nizami said that work on design of the project would take two months after completion of the survey.
He said it was agreed upon that Farah City would get the electricity after 18 months. Efforts, he said were on to establish a grid station for the electricity in Shorabad locality.
“It is not confirm how much kilowatt electricity will be supplied by Iran but Tehran has pledged to provide enough electricity to fulfill the demand of Farah City,” he added.
Initially the City of Farah would be supplied with the power but other districts of the province would get the power gradually, he remarked. He said the price per unit of the electricity would be much lower and the project would help bolster local economy and multiply business activities.
Meanwhile, officials in western Ghor province, said people in Feroz Koh town to remain without electricity for one month.
A diesel generator that was providing electricity for 2,200 families, needed fixing, officials added.
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