Afghanistan: Infrastructure Fact Sheet - October 2017

from US Agency for International Development
Published on 11 Oct 2017 View Original

Recent Highlights

  • Through a partnership with USAID, DABS upgraded the Kajaki Power Plant, increased its generation potential to 51.5 megawatts in 2016, and assumed full operations of the plant in 2017, providing access to cheaper and more reliable electricity in Helmand and Kandahar

  • With USAID support, DABS signed contracts in 2016 to build a 400-kilometer transmission line between Ghazni and Kandahar to extend the national electrical grid to southern Afghanistan

  • The USAID Corporate Management Support program has enabled DABS to enhance its financial, accounting, procurement, human resources and information technology systems