Kabul New City To Be Equipped With Renewable Energy
By Khaama Press - Wed Sep 02 2015, 2:43 pm
Dehsabz – Barikab City Development Authority (DCDA), Independent Board of Kabul New City Development (KNC), announced Wednesday that the New Kabul City will be equipped with the renewable energy.
“During a visit to DCDA Headquarter in Kabul, the German ZasusArrow Group of Companies presented a technical proposal for equipping one of the initial Phase One Projects with Renewable Energy Sources. Their commitment included investment in initiation of Renewable Energy sources for the mega project,” the statement said.
According to DCDA, ZasuArrow is one of Europe’s fourth largest German based group of companies in producing renewable energy. ZasuArrow has so far planned, installed and operated several renewable energy power plants across the globe.
ZasuArrow as a green company has the full spectrum of renewable energy solutions from initiation to operation with the help of latest technology i.e. Solar, Wind, Hydro Power and Fossil fuel energies.
Subsequently, Dipl. Eng. Alham Omar Hotaki – Deputy and Acting CEO of Dehsabz-Barikab City Development Authority (DCDA) briefed the gathering on the Technical, Social, Environmental and Economic viabilities and feasibility of KNC project development and stated that KNC project shall be manifesting economic and social change in the country. He added that, the City’s ability to attract at least USD 8 billion investments in the initial stages of development is a conducive approach towards attracting national and international investments in the country.
Lastly, the board of management of Dehsabz–Barikab City Development Authority (DCDA) promised to conduct a feasibility study on solar and wind energy sources at Phase-I of KNC and to share the final result of the study with ZasuArrow in the near future, based on which ZasuArrow shall be submitting their final technical proposal to DCDA for further processes.
This comes as DCDA officials announced late in December last year that the construction of Kabul New City is ready to kick off, pending an approval from the Presidential Palace to start the construction work.
The officials further added that DCDA-KNC has signed five agreements with the companies to construct 55,000 residential houses, and the companies are prepared to start their work.
Kabul New City is almost two times bigger than the current city of Kabul, where 600,000 residential houses would be built which would be completed in two phases and in 15 years period.
According to DCDA officials, residential houses would be built for 1.5 million in the first phase of the construction work of Kabul New City, while further houses would be built for another 1 million people in the second phase, with the construction work estimated to cost round $80 billion, where the private sector would have a major role in terms of financing the construction work.
The construction design of Kabul New City was completed around 8 years ago where local and international experts contributed in preparing the master plan of the city which would be built in Dehsabz area of Kabul.