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2 Power Projects Worth $4.4m Inaugurated in Nangarhar

2 Power Projects Worth $4.4m Inaugurated in  Nangarhar

JALALABAD - Two water and solar power projects generating 340 kilowatts of electricity have been completed and put into service by South Korea at a cost of $4.4 million in the Dara-i-Noor district of eastern Nangarhar province.
The governor of Nangarhar, officials from the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and UNDP visited the district on Monday to inaugurate the two projects.
Governor Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel said South Korea had established solar and hydropower networks at a cost of $4.4 million. The networks were inaugurated in the Shamil area of the district.
He said the two power plants would generate about 340 kilowatts of electricity. The projects will generate 200 kilowatts of solar and 140 kilowatts of hydel power.
About 2,000 houses, 30 mosques, seven schools, two clinics and 20 factories would be supplied electricity in Shamil, Kandak, Chiwal, Lamtak, Majkandol, Lagayak, Staan and Banba Kot villages.
Popal Habib, deputy minister for programmes, said the project would be repaired by the executing firm for a year. He promised strengthening the project.
The deputy minister hailed the project as one of vital schemes in Dara-i-Noor. He hoped it would speed up production and create a global market for the district’s products.
Sorayo Bozorokova, a UNDP official, expressed satisfaction with the completion of the project, providing electricity to the people of the region. He promised implementing other projects in the field of rural energy.
Abdul Rauf Shpoon, a member of the Wolesi Jirga from Nangarhar, congratulated the people of Dara-i-Noor on the completion of the important project and thanked them for cooperation on the implementation of the scheme. (Pajhwok)