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Afghanistan: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program (Tranche 7)
20 out of 34 provinces, including the Shindand District of Herat Province and the Farah District of Farah Province of western Afghanistan, are not connected to the national grid causing the cost of doing business to increase, the environment to deteriorate, and sustainable development indicators to subdue. This, in turn, impedes growth opportunities, generates inequalities, and fuels tensions. The proposed project will extend the national grid into Shindand District of Herat Province and the Farah District of Farah Province with a population of nearly 2.6 million and construct new distribution networks in two districts. Household connections to the grid electricity supply will ease the burden of hundreds of thousands of females tasked with housework. The project will also enable transmission of planned renewable energy-based generation in the provinces.
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