Afghanistan's first renewable-power plant goes on line in Herat

Salaam Times

HERAT -- A Japanese-funded power station using wind and solar energy --Afghanistan's first such power station -- was inaugurated in Herat Sunday (September 17), reported Afghanistan Times.

Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani inaugurated the plant, which is expected to generate 2 megawatts of power, said his ministry.

The project cost 240 million AFN ($3.5 million) and was completed in a year, he said.

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