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Russian experts arrive to repair dam in Nangarhar

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JALALABAD, Nov 28 (Pajhwok Afghan News): A team of Russian engineers has arrived here to repair a power-generating dam in the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

A gubernatorial spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News the nine-member expert delegation visited the Daronta dam, capable of producing eight megawatts of electricity.

Decades of strife have left Afghanistans electricity-supply system in tatters, with most major cities and vast swathes of the countryside heavily reliant on fuel-powered generators.

Noor Agha Zwak, spokesman for the Nangarhar governor, said the Russian engineers would try to double the dams power-generating capacity to 16 megawatts. He went on to hint at adding three more turbines to the dam.

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Written by afghandevnews

December 1, 2007 at 4:47 pm

Posted in Development

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