President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the Gulbahar substation during his visit to northeastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the substation was inaugurated today in the presence of the provincial officials, elders, and representatives of the province.

According to a statement released by ARG Palace, the substation has been built with the financial support of the US Army Corps of Engineering with a total cost of around 65.8 million US Dollars.

The statement further added that the substation is connected with the Pashta Surkh substation via 220kV transmission line.

Another transmission line with a capacity of 110kV has been linked between Tapa Ahmad Beg and Gulbahar substation.

The substation will supply enough electricity to fulfill the requirements of at least 30 thousand families in Kapisa province, according to ARG Palace.

In the meantime, ARG Palace said President Ghani will also meet with the provincial civilian and military officials as well as women, youths, representatives of the civil society, teachers, university lecturers, religious scholars, tribal elders, and influential figures of the province.