27 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-072

Mehtar Lam PRT helps bring new micro-hydro electric plant to province

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – During a ceremony held on Wednesday, the Mehtar Lam Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and the Laghman governor, Golab Mangal, celebrated the completion of a micro-hydro electric plant and also conducted a ground-breaking ceremony for a protection wall to be built in Alishang district.

The micro-hydro plant is located next to Sabrabad village and will provide electricity to approximately 150 families. Construction on the electric plant began in October.

The event also marked the start of construction on a flood protection wall near the village of Karda Salab. The 450-metre wall will help protect farmland from seasonal flooding and is expected to be completed in April.

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