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Solar power substation to be built in Nangarhar

Solar power substation to be built in Nangarhar

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Mar 14, 2016 - 18:15

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A solar power substation with the capacity of producing 40 megawatts of electricity would be constructed with the financial support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Monday.

During a meeting with Nangarhar Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi, ADB officials said the substation would be built in the Hesar Shahi desert of Rodat district.

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogiani, told Pajhwok Afghan News ADB Regional Director Fazlullah Fazly promised the substation would be built after a survey of the area.

Kunduzi was happy over the power project and assured that the local government would cooperate during the implementation of the scheme.

As the substation is located near Police and Ghazi Amanullah Khan Township projects, the residents of Rodat and Batikot districts would be benefited by the project in addition to the towns.

Kunduzi assured that Afghan forces would maintain security for the project implementation but said work on the project should begin promptly.

Currently, there is total 39 MW of energy in the province with nine MW from Daronta Dam and nearly 30 MW from Naghlu Dam.

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