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50,000 Of Gerishk District Resident Will Be Provided With Electricity

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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has assisted USD 75, 4 million for strengthening and equipping the power system and the hydro-power system and the hydro-power plant of Gerishk district of Helmand province. 
Dr. Omar Zakhailwal Minister of Finance while the head of the Kabul Breshna Muassessa Samadi was present signed the contract with Rout Einker Director of the Asian section of the ADB. 
Zakhailwal said that this aid will be utilized for strengthening, equipping of the hydro-power plant of Gerishk district and for reconstruction of 30 km transmission line and installation of the power meters in the district consumers. 
With this he added that job opportunity will be provided for hundreds of countrymen. 
Finance ministry spokesperson Aziz Shams noted that the project will be financed through USD 43m aid of the ADB that it’s USD 20m by British government aid as well as USD 12.4 by Danish government assistance. 
He added that ADB in the past 10 years has assisted USD420m in power generation area and it is providing USD300m annually for infrastructural projects to Afghanistan.

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