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Germany to fund wind power plans in Afghanistan

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Germany to fund wind power plans in Afghanistan

water windThe German government has pledged to provide financial aid for the establishment of wind power plans in Afghanistan.

An agreement has been signed for this matter between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan and Germany’s David Hanckock, President of the program for renewable energy supply.

This will mark Afghanistan’s first ever installment of wind power supply.

As per the project, 10 wind monitoring towers, each 30 meters in length, will be built in five provinces: Kabul, Kapisa, Badakhshan, Takhar and Balkh.

The Ministry has announced the building of the towers in all the concerned provinces and has begun collecting and recording data on the wind speed and temperature.

According to the document signed between the two parties, delivery of the ten power towers will be carried out by the Ministry of Energy and Water.

This comes amid complaints from many of the residents in several provinces about constant blackouts.

Earlier, Minister Khan was summoned by the lawmakers for his failure in implementing development projects in some parts of the country, the slow process in construction and reconstruction of hydro-electric dams and the budget expenditure of the ministry.

Meanwhile, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has announced that a number of projects aimed at enhancing electricity access in the provinces will soon be implemented.

Herat, Kunduz, Balkh and Badghis are the main provinces where residents have the most complaints about the lack of electricity.

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