2-503rd Parachute Infantry Aids Construction Projects
One of the most active construction efforts in Afghanistan has been consistently mounted by the men of Able Company, 3rd Platoon, 2-503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment. They are Parachute Infantry soldiers by trade, but they have worked in rebuilding different schools, factories, and now they have tackled the construction of a Hydro micro project. The members of the Paratroop Regiment went to the leaders of the DAG village, to talk about the micro hydro project.
The whole method of micro hydro power is a relatively new technology, and it one that has proven very successful in bringing power to remove areas such as the villages of Afghanistan. As they sat with the leaders of DAG village they were offered goats milk and tea and discussed other construction needs of the village.
The power need of the average Afghanistan rural village home is about two light bulbs and a television, which amounts to between 100 and 200 watts typically. The micro hydro project will bring about 10 to 30 kilowatts, so each project has enough for tens of families, in some cases more than a hundred village families can benefit from a single micro hydro project.
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The ability for villagers to have electricity is relatively new, and its something that will allow average Afghanistan villagers to access radio and television, and to be more connected to their communities.