Turkish companies to invest in wind power plants

KABUL (Khaama Press): The Ministry of Water and Energy reported that a Turkish company is interested in contributing to a 200 MW wind power project in Afghanistan.
According to the Ministry of Water and Energy, the acting Water and Energy Minister, Abdul Latif Mansour, met with the President of Turkish 77 construction company Suliman Ciliv and discussed energy production from various sources.
“Both parties agreed to sign a cooperation agreement to invest in a 200 megawatts wind power generation project as soon as possible so that based on this agreement, the practical works of this project will start in the future,” the Ministry said.
On the other hand, the second phase of the Kajaki hydroelectric project was completed by the 77 Turkish companies, which Mansour referred to as “a valuable achievement for the people of Afghanistan.”
Mansour also praised the investment in the energy industry and reaffirmed the Ministry’s leadership’s commitment to collaboration.
Afghanistan’s primary energy sources are hydropower, fossil fuels, and solar power. However, at the moment, more than half of the country’s electricity is imported from its neighbours.
Afghanistan has much potential for developing wind power as it is a plentiful renewable energy source. However, the country still needs to fully realise this potential due to a lack of infrastructure and investment.