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Contracts for power projects worth $113m approved

Contracts for power projects worth $113m approved

Jan 01, 2018 - 12:05

KABUL (Pajhwok): The government has approved contracts for two major power projects worth $113 million to be implemented jointly by private and public sectors, the Presidential Palace said on Monday.

Contracts for the projects were approved at a meeting of the National Procurement Commission, chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a statement from the Palace said.

One of the projects, involving an investment of $38.8 million by the Bayat Power Corporation, envisages the construction of a gas-run power generation facility in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province.

The second project is for the construction of an electricity generation facility in Mazar-e-Sharif. It will be built with a total investment of $75 million by the Ghazanfar Group and International Financial Corporation.

Government institutions including Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, Ministry of Energy and Water, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and the Independent Land Authority will also be involved in implementation of the project.

The DLA Piper has been appointed as the consulting firm to assist in agreements with the IMF and IDA on preparation and ownership and the test and evaluation of the projects.

The Shiberghan facility will generate 40 megawatts of electricity while the Mazar-i-Sharif project will produce 50 megawatts of power.

CEO Dr. Abdullah, Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish, officials of the National Procurement Commission, ministries and international observers attended the meeting on Saturday evening.