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Accord inked with Turkmenistan on electricity voltage

Accord inked with Turkmenistan on electricity voltage

Jul 13, 2015 - 19:38

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The power utility, Afghanistaninfo-icon Breshna Shirkat (ABS), has signed a $17 million worth agreement with Turkmenistan on increasing voltage of electricity being imported from the central Asian state.

Mohammad Asif Rahimi, the governor of western Herat province, told reporters here that work on the $17 million project would begin soon to increase voltage and end the frequent outages in Herat.

He said of the total cost $10 million would be spent on establishing a grid station and the remaining $7 million on rehabilitation of the electricity supply lines from Turkmenistan.

The agreement is inked at a time when residents of Herat and other provinces suffer from low voltage and frequent outages during summer and winter.

Massoud Mohammadi, a resident of Herat City, told Pajhwok Afghan News the project would help remove electricity related issues.

The governor also said the Integrated Food and Energy Development (IFED) had pledged $20 million for development of agricultureinfo-icon products and jobs creation in Herat.

He informed another organization working for development of agriculture would execute a $20 million project in Herat after Eidul Fitr.



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