Tolo News: The Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) said that Afghanistan owes more than $100 million for electricity imported from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Kabul residents say Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat should invest more in domestic electricity. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has announced that Uzbekistan has reduced its electricity exports to Afghanistan by 60% “without coordination.” DABS said in a statement on Wednesday that Uzbek officials said the reason for this was due to technical problems. Click here to read more (external link).
A power crisis in the central Afghan province of Ghor is making life there even more difficult. Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in mid-August, the state electricity company Breshna has been unable to keep diesel power generators going in the provincial capital of Feroz Koh due to a lack of funds. The generators
Business Insider: Afghanistan’s national power company plans to import electricity from Iran in the hope of heading off a looming electricity crisis. The country’s power network is in a precarious state since the Taliban ousted the US-backed government in August. Afghanistan imports the majority of its power, and had mounting debts to neighboring countries. Click
Bruce Pannier Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 9, 2021 Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov just visited Uzbekistan for talks with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev and, even though the two leaders have met several times recently, it was important for them — and only them — to sit down to discuss the number one topic in the
Bruce Pannier Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 23, 2021 It has been more than a month since the international community was confronted with the fact that the Taliban had seized control over almost all of Afghanistan. Some countries are still cautious or vague about their positions on the Taliban-led government. But Uzbekistan, which shares a
Tolo News: Kabul residents are accusing Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) of discrimination and say the company is not distributing electricity fairly to its customers in the capital. Kabul residents said DABS is supplying electricity only to palace-dwellers, government officials, and powerful people, not for every home in the remote areas of the city, as
1TV: Taliban militants collect electricity bill on the outskirts of capital Kabul, Afghanistan’s national power utility said on Saturday. Wahidullah Popalzai, provincial head of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat for Kabul, said that Taliban have collected 1,000 afghanis from each household in Arghundi Bala area of Paghman district and in Uzbin area in Surobi district. Click
Ariana: Tajikistan has resumed the supply of electricity to Afghanistan after water levels in the reservoir powering the Nurek Hydroelectric Power Plant reached the required levels. Tajikistan suspended the supply of electricity to Afghanistan in July due to a dramatic drop in water levels in the Nurek reservoir. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov have agreed on an electricity transmission contract between the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday. “The two sides agreed on the signing of a power transmission agreement between Breshna Shirkat and the Uzbek Ministry of