In a conversation with VOC News on Saturday, June 24, a resident of Bamyan claimed that the Breshna business charges a greater price for electricity in this province than in other provinces.
According to him, commercial electricity in the city centre costs 45 Afghanis per kilowatt, solar electricity costs 16 Afghanis per kilowatt, and generator electricity costs 25 Afghanis in places without access to solar or commercial electricity.
As PART donated the Bamyan solar power facility, he claimed that with the money spent on the project, the locals could have built a hospital, school, or another type of public building. But at that time, people and the local administration determined that electricity was essential.
He continued by saying that although Breshna does not in any way own the solar power in Bamiyan, the company now relies heavily on this electricity as a source of revenue.
However, given the high unemployment rate in the area right now, the people of Bamyan want the price of power to be as low as possible.