Breshna officials said the biggest solar power project in the southern provinces will be implemented in Kandahar province.
Biggest Solar Power Project In South To Kick Off Next Month
Officials from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Friday said a big solar power project will be implemented in the southern Kandahar province next month.
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the project costs $10 million USD and it is designed to produce 10 megawatts of solar power.
According to Breshna officials, the project will be implemented by an Afghan and an Indian company. The project should be completed in one year.
After the implementation of the project, the solar power will be sold out to the DABS per megawatts less than seven cent (4.76 AFs) for 15 years and then it will be handed over to the electricity company.
“The USAID funds the project with $10 million USD. The cost per megawatt should be less than seven and a half cents. We continue our efforts to provide the situation for the implementation of the project,” said Amanullah Ghalib, head of the DABS.
Meanwhile, the contractor companies urged government to ensure the safety of the project.
“The project was delayed because it is a very big project and it is the first time that such a big project is being implemented in the country. We will do our best to implement it soon,” said Naqibullah Hasanzai, head of the Afghan contractor company said.
Breshna officials said the project will provide electricity to Kandahar’s industrial parks at the first stage after it is completed.