1TV: Uzbekistan has warned that it could cut electricity supplies to Afghanistan due to delay in payment, Afghanistan’s national power company said. Afghanistan is highly dependent on imports to meet its electricity needs. 77 percent of electricity in Afghanistan is imported from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Iran. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 6, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani laid foundation stone Thursday for building a key transmission line linking Central Asia and South Asia under a four-nation electricity generation project, known as CASA-1000. The $1.2 billion plan aims to bring some 300 megawatts (MW) annually of much-needed electricity to Afghanistan
By Bruce Pannier Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 25, 2019 A new proposal by Pakistani officials could bring much needed energy to people in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan during the frigid winters in a long-planned project that will also see Central Asian energy go to Afghanistan and Pakistan. A chain of hydropower plants strung across Tajikistan
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 16, 2019 At least seven people have been killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan while one-third of the country was hit by a blackout. Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the police chief of the western Farah Province, said five people, including women and children, were killed when a roadside bomb hit
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 9, 2018 Gas-rich Turkmenistan has inaugurated a refurbished and expanded Soviet-era power plant that it hopes will help it boost exports to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on September 8 attended ceremonies for the opening of the $1.2 billion electricity plant near the Central Asian’s southeastern region of
AzerNews: CASA-1000 is an interregional electricity transmission project in Central and South Asia to connect four countries – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. It is presupposed that the project will create opportunities for the export of electricity surplus in summer period from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan through Afghanistan. The project is expected to bring peace and
Modern Diplomacy: Naghlu Hydropower Plant (NHPP), Afghanistan’s largest hydropower plant, has restarted operations of one of its four turbines after being nonfunctional since 2012, providing electricity for thousands in the three provinces of Kabul, Kapisa, and Nangarhar. The rehabilitation of the NHPP is considered a great achievement in the development of Afghanistan’s hydropower infrastructure. Click
Tolo News: Officials from the Afghan power supply company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Thursday said the company is working around the clock to rebuild the electricity pylon destroyed by the Taliban in Baghlan last week. DABS officials said power will be restored to Kabul in the next three days. Kabul, which is experiencing serious
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 14, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Fresh fighting in northern Afghanistan has disrupted the electric supply to Kabul and several provinces for the second time in less than three weeks. The hostilities come as the country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday launched a long-delayed voters’ registration process for parliamentary and district council
1TV: Residents in the city have suffered major electricity outage after militants blew up an imported power pylon in northern Baghlan province three days ago. Images posted by the company showed the pylon fallen on ground in Dasht-i-Kelagai following the bomb blast. Click here to read more (external link).