The $335 million Tarakhil power plant, near Kabul, was built as a joint venture by engineering firm Black & Veatch of Overland Park and the Louis Berger Group under a contract awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2007. Nicknamed “the white elephant of Kabul,” Tarakhil has long been plagued by cost overruns, delays and operational problems.
The $335 million Tarakhil power plant, near Kabul, was built as a joint venture by engineering firm Black & Veatch of Overland Park and the Louis Berger Group under a contract awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2007. Nicknamed “the white elephant of Kabul,” Tarakhil has long been plagued by cost overruns, delays and operational problems. File photo by Saurabh Das The Associated Press
The $335 million Tarakhil power plant, near Kabul, was built as a joint venture by engineering firm Black & Veatch of Overland Park and the Louis Berger Group under a contract awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2007. Nicknamed “the white elephant of Kabul,” Tarakhil has long been plagued by cost overruns, delays and operational problems. File photo by Saurabh Das The Associated Press

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