Power transmission line inaugurated in Deh Sabz
A power transmission line, with a capacity of 4.6MW, was officially inaugurated in Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Saturday.
The project will provide electricity to 2,500 families in Tara Khail, Qala Zareen, Deh Yahya and Aqa Mohammad Khan villages in Deh Sabz district.
The inauguration ceremony in Tara Khail village was attended by Minister of Energy and Water Eng. Ali Ahmad Usmani, Deputy Minister Eng. Amnaullah Ghalib, representatives from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), representatives from Al-Hashim Construction Company and tribal elders.
“It is our responsibility to deliver electricity to every village and corner of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Energy and Water has undertaken plans for countrywide electricity transmission and water management. We are working on the implementation of the dams that have been left incomplete due to various reasons,” said Usmani.
He highlighted the completion of Salma as one of the Ministry’s achievements and said construction of the second phase of Kamal Khan dam was also completed and work on the third phase would soon begin.
“The Memorandum of Understanding on Kajaki Dam has been signed with an international company and the final agreement will be inked in the upcoming months,” said Usmani.
Funded by the Afghan government, the power transmission line project in Deh Sabz district of Kabul city is implemented by Al-Hashim Construction Company and Iran’s electricity supplies manufacturing company (TMB) at a total cost of USD 4.3mn.
Work on the project kicked off on January 07, 2012. The project consists of 19 transformers with various capacities (400, 315, 250, 160, 100, 639 KV ampere) which is equivalent to a total capacity of 4.6MW.
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