KABUL, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Work for building a 10-megawatt solar power plant has started in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar on Sunday, Afghan power supply company the Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat said in a statement released here on Monday.
The project costs about 20 million U.S. dollars, with 10 million dollars provided by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the remaining by an Indian firm. The construction will take 12 months, the statement added.
Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, during his one-day visit to Kandahar province, inaugurated the project on Sunday.
According to the statement, the Indian firm, under the agreement, is committed to selling 1 Kilowatt for 3.7 U.S. cents to the Breshna Sherkat, and after 15 years would hand over the solar power plant to Afghan government.