Most researchers agree that lithium demand will only increase. Afghanistan’s estimated reserves put it among global leaders – if the metal can be extracted.
Funded by the ministry and constructed at a cost of 8.5 million afghani (110,000 U.S. dollars) in 1,513 working days, the project will provide electricity to 206 families, the statement added.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a $110 million grant to boost power supply and strengthen Afghanistan’s energy sector by improving its sustainability and promoting cross-border trade in energy.
In the last five years 48,000 new houses were built in the barren deserts of southwest Afghanistan. They receive no government services such as schools or clinics have no access to voting.
Each year, more than 3,000 people die of pollution-induced illnesses in Kabul, according to the country’s Public Ministry of Health; and more than 70 per cent of patients in hospitals suffer from respiratory-related illnesses.
We used to have to send patients away when we didn’t have funds to power the generator. Now that the solar system is paid off, patient care is becoming cheaper.’