(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) KABUL: An accord for building high voltage solar-wind hybrid
power project in Nangarhar has been signed and supply to the provincial grid
will increase by 340 kilowatts.
Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development signed in a
project implementation agreement with South Korea and United Nation Development
Program (UNDP) on Wednesday to build Afghanistan's first ever hybrid power
project in eastern Nangarhar province.
Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
Mujiburrahman Karimi said the project with a capacity of 340-kw will contain
200 solar boards and 140 hydro turbines. The hybrid project will provide 2,000
families with access to electricity in different villages of Dar-e-Noor
district of Nangarhar and will be completed within 15 months.
He stated that this project will totally cost 340 million afghanis,
funded by South Korea and UNDP.
Beside 2,000 families, 31 mosques, seven schools, two health
clinics and 20 small enterprises will get benefit from this project, he noted.
MoRRD plans to cover 55 boarder districts through the
project of durable energy programs in the country, which will total cost $230