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Appreciation Ceremony Honors Power Plant Builders
Officials from the Ministry of Energy and Water and other guests tour the Tarakhil 105 MW Power Plant.
Officials from the Ministry of Energy and Water and other guests tour the Tarakhil 105 MW Power Plant.
USAID and the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) held an appreciation ceremony at the Tarakhil 105 MW Diesel Power Plant during the first week of May to thank key individuals and organizations for their contributions to the completion of the project.

The plant plays an important role in the delivery of electricity to Kabul and surrounding areas, supplying up to 20% of peak usage during the winter daily peak. Three power blocks contain six turbines each that are capable of dispatching 35 MWs to the grid. In addition, there is a state-of-the-art control room from which to monitor operations. Twenty-eight engineers from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) are participating in training programs to manage the plant when it is handed over by USAID.

Among those receiving certificates awarded by the Deputy Minister of MEW was the COO of DABS and the MEW Planning Director who paid special tribute to the hard work required to complete the project. “This is not for me,” she said, “but for all of the people who have worked as a team to build this power plant.”

The ceremony was followed by a tour of the plant for Ministry officials and other dignitaries.

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