Sunday, 19 June 2016

Signed another contract for electricity transmission line from the northern Doshi to central Bamyan province of Afghanistan

A contract was signed for the transmission of 300 megawatt electricity line from the northern Doshi to central Bamyan province. The contract was signed in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in ARG Presidential Palace today June 19,2016. The contract was signed by the representatives of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which will fund the construction work of the project. The Minister of Water and Energy Ali Ahmad Osmani said the transmission line of 220kV will be built from Doshi to Bamyan province which will have a capacity of 300 Megawatt. Osmani further added that the construction work of the transmission line will begin next and the estimated completion date of the project is December 2019. The signing of the contract for the transmission line of 300 Megawatt electricity from Doshi to Bamyan province comes as a vast demonstration was orgnaized in capital Kabul last month as the demonstration participants accused the government for changing the route of the 500kV TUTAP project from Bamyan to Salang province. However, a commission was formed following the massive protest in Kabul to review change of the route of the project. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a decree following the conclusion of a review commission to study the route for the 500kV transmission line late in May. The presidential decree stated that a 220kW double circuit power line will be transmitted from from Doshi to the central provinces to transmit 300 megawatt of electricity that would be enough for the entire central provinces. The decree further stated that the power 220kV power line should be executed to include the construction of a 220kV (double circuit) electricity network to transmit 300 megawatt of electricity from Doshi to center of Bamyan with the start of the project to be from the first of the month of June and should conclude in the solar year 1398.
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