KABUL (BNA) The County’s Minister of Energy snd Water has signed an agreement on 200—megawatt wind power project with a Turkish 77 Construction Company in Kabul Monday.
Minister of Energy and Water, Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor, signing the agreement assured the head of the 77 Turkish company that the the ministry of water and energy was committed to overall cooperation in terms of preparing the land for investment on the wind power project in the country.
Meanwhile, Minister Mansoor called on those Afghan traders and investors living abroad to return and invest on various sector in the country.
For his part, the head of Turkish 77 Construction Company Suliman Jellio assured that the 200-megawatt wind power project would be completed in two years energy production.
Afghanistan has great opportunities with solar and wind resources. Paying attention to investment in these cases can also have a positive and significant impact on electricity distribution throughout the country.
The capacity of these two natural sources has been estimated at around 268,000 megawatts of electricity.
According to the data of the International Renewable Energy Center, Afghanistan has about 300 sunny days in a year, which means that one kilowatt of solar energy can be produced per ten square meters of land.
Based on reports, Afghanistan produces only about 20 percent of its electricity from domestic sources. Now, the Islamic Emirate is working to attract investment on different resources of energy generation.