$300 Million Dollar Power Station Built In Kabul

Officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Water and Energy announced today that construction on a new 105 Megawatts power station has been completed. The new station is located in the village of Tarakhel which is located in the south-western part of Deh Sabz district of Kabul province.

Ministry officials said that this new station will be used in emergency conditions like when technical problems occur in the imported electricity system in Kabul.

Ministry officials also said that Kabul has about 400 extra megawatts of power, and that there are plans to transmit it to other provinces, including those in the south of the country.

The station is managed by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), which operates and manages electric power generation, import, transmission, and distribution throughout Afghanistan on a commercial basis.

Funding for the station ($300 million)В was provided by the United States government.

June 27, 2010   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development