CEO inaugurates Indian-funded power substation in Parwan
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday inaugurated a power substation in central Parwan province, benefitting thousands of families in Parwan, Kapisa and Panjsher provinces.
The substation built with financial support from India is located in the Pushta Surkh area of Jabalus Saraj district. The CEO hailed New Delhi’s role in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan.
Abdullah said the national unity government was working on other development projects to meet the needs of residents of Parwan and several other provinces.
Eng. Mukhtar, Breshna Shirkat director for Parwan and Kapisa, said currently 12,000 families in Charikar and 4,000 household in the capital of Kapisa had access to electricity.
He added the families were previously reliant on power supply from the Chamtali substation in Kabul. From Jabalus Saraj, they will get the electricity imported from Tajikistan.
Up to 20,000 families in Parwan, Kapisa and Panjsher province will benefit from the substation during the next one year.
Parwan Sector Director Mohammad Tahir Himmat said the substation cost $6.7 million provided by India. Work on building another substation in the Hesa Awal district of Kapisa was underway, he added.
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