india funds new power projects in Afghanistan

ndia is funding the construction and reconstruction of various power projects in Afghanistan. Some of these are:
Construction of 220kV double circuit transmission line of 202 km from Pul-e-Khumri to Kabul and a 220/110/20kV substation in Kabul, Afghanistan, at an estimated cost of Rs 478 crore. It involves the construction of over 600 transmission towers. This project will supply power to Kabul from Uzbekistan and is expected to improve the industry and economy. The project will be completed by February 2009.
India is also reconstructing the 42-mw Salma Dam power project in Herat province of Afghanistan at an estimated cost of Rs 498 crore. This project also involves erection of 110kV power transmission lines from Salma Dam to Herat city, a distance of 143 km, thereby providing electricity in the western provinces of Afghanistan. The project is likely to be completed by January 2009.
India has supplied equipment for the 110kV transmission line (130 km) and 20kV transmission line (150 km) along with 20/0.4kV substation and 110kV and 20kV transmission line material, in Faryab province, northern Afghanistan, at a cost of around Rs 39.2 crore.


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