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Electricity being extended from Paktia to Khost

Electricity being extended from Paktia to Khost

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Dec 13, 2016 - 00:02

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Work on extending electricity from the capital of southeastern Paktia province to neighboring Khost province was launched on Monday.

Khost governor Hokam Khan Habibi told Pajhwok Afghan News the power extension project would cost $110 million and benefit 40,000 families. He said 270 pylons would be erected in 90 kilometers between Gardez, Paktika’s capital and Khost City.

He said the project, including establishment of two sub-stations, would take one-year to complete  One sub-station will be set up in Wazi Zadran and the second in Ismailkhel district.”    The governor said 32 megawatts of power would be extended to 40,000 families in Khost.

A civil societyinfo-icon activist, Zahid Shah Angar, said currently one kilowatt of power was accounted for 60afs but the new transmission line would spur economic development.

“Electricity is itself a step towards development, it will help us modernize our agricultureinfo-icon and make progress in key affairs.”

The electricity being extended to Khost is imported from Turkmenistan. The project follows great improvement in the power supply from Kabulinfo-icon to central Logar province and Gardez city.

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