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Work on key road, power projects inaugurated in Bamyan

رئیس جمهور غنی کار احداث سرک دوشی بامیان را افتتاح کرد

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, leading a high level delegation, including Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, the second-vice president and a number of cabinet ministers arrived in central province of Bamyan, a statement from the Presidential Press Office said Saturday.
According to the statement, the president inaugurated Dushi-Bamyan road project and congratulated the event to the people of the province as saying the central Afghanistan would turn into the moving heart of Afghanistan instead of being an isolated point.
The road between Dushi and Bamyan, the president said would be an alternative to the Salang pass as the highly mountainous pass needed basic reconstruction and that the road would connect central Afghanistan to the north and then to the Central Asia, the statement added.
The 25 kilometer road construction project between Dushi and Bamyan province is said to cost up to $27 million funded by the World Bank. This is the sixth part, linking Dushi district of Baghlan to Bamyan province, while the fifth part still under procurement process, said Yama Yari minster of public works, as quoted by the statement.
“Totally 27 projects are under construction taking up to 20 billion Afghanis to complete in the province,” said the minister adding the project would be completed next year.
The Presidential Press Office in another statement released to media said that Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan upon his arrival to the central Bamyan province inaugurated work of three key power supply projects in the province’s Azhdar area.
The projects included the 220.20 kilovolt power, extension of 220 kilovolts transitive cable from Dushi to Bamyan province and construction of power distribution network for 20,000 beneficiaries in the province, according to the statement.
Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat or Afghanistan main Power Supply Company chief, Amanullah Ghaleb said the projects belonged to the Breshna Shirkat company and would cost up to $8 million with the contracts have been signed with three different companies at the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace.
Then, the president, speaking in the event, said power was the infrastructure of all other infrastructures, through which, the possibilities of development in agriculture, industry, transport and at the first step fundamental changes would be brought in the life of the people of Bamyan and then would be extended to Dykundi province, according to the source.
The president said the people houses in Bamyan province would be enlightened, once the projects completed.
Work on construction of the first 220.20 kilovolt power sub-station project with the capacity of 32 megawatts, costing $11.6 million, has been started by a Chinese Company (M/S Xinjiang Electric Power Construction) in Dasht-e-Azhdar area of the province, according to the statement.
The second power sub-station project at the cost of up to $43.8 million, extension of 220 kilovolts with the capacity of 300 megawatts from Dushi sub-station to Bamyan city, costing $24.1 million, would be launched by an Indian Shyama Power project, said the statement.
Supported by the Asian Development Banks (ADB), the three projects would be completed and utilized within two years, the statement concluded.
The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.