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First-ever Kabul solar energy plant goes functional

First-ever Kabul solar energy plant goes functional

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May 22, 2018 - 20:50

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): For the first time, the Afghan capital Kabul went ‘green’ on Tuesday when a 30-kilovote solar energy plant was made functional, an official said.

Amanullah Ghaleb, Da Afghanistaninfo-icon Breshna Shirkat (DABS) head, inaugurated the project in Demazank area of Kabul.

Speaking on the occasion, Ghaleb said the solar energy plants were established on the roof of DABS building, which would provide electricity to the facility during daytime.

He said the project cost 30,000 euros provided by GIZ. “DABS wants to expand this program and in the next two years, more similar projects will be implemented to generate a total of 500 megawatts of electricity.”

Thomas Feidieker, GIZ representative, said Germany was committed to supporting Afghanistan in different areas.

He said Germany would provide 250 million euros to Afghanistan until 2020 for different fields such as infrastructure development, professional trainings, good governance and energy.

“We will support Afghanistan in the area of energy and provide 100 to 120 million euros for generation of energy,” he said.

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