Solar power generating project completed in Afghanistan's southern village

2021-04-08 08:36:00 GMT2021-04-08 16:36:00(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

KABUL, April 8 (Xinhua) -- A solar power generating project with the capacity of producing 22.82 kilowatt power has been completed in Mohammed Zahir village of Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, said a statement of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development released here Thursday.

Funded by the ministry and constructed at a cost of 8.5 million afghani (110,000 U.S. dollars) in 1,513 working days, the project will provide electricity to 206 families, the statement added.

The statement also noted that the ministry would continue to build similar projects, solar power generating systems to illuminate villages in the countryside.

The militancy-plagued Afghanistan has been facing power shortage as the country including the capital of Kabul only has limited hours of power during day and night times.

To overcome power scarcity, the government has imported power from neighboring Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, but the imported energy is still too little to meet domestic need. Enditem