Turkish company signs deal with Taliban to build wind power plant in Herat province

A Turkish company has signed an agreement with the Taliban’s Ministry of Energy and Water to build a 200MW wind power plant in Herat province, northwestern Afghanistan.

The agreement was signed on Tuesday in Kabul by Suleyman Ciliv, head of the 77 Turkish Construction Company, and Abdul Latif Mansoor, the Taliban’s minister of Energy and Water.

According to the agreement, both sides will conduct preliminary studies and research before the implementation of the wind power project in Herat province.

The Turkish company has also cooperated before on a solar power project in Kandahar province as well Kajaki Dam.

Afghanistan depends on its neighbours, including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran, for more than 70 percent of its 1,600 megawatts of electric power.