8am: Residents in Ghazni report that for the past four days, the entire province has been without electricity due to an unknown disruption in the power supply. According to them, the closure of some shops and production companies has also occurred due to the lack of electricity in the province. The residents of Ghazni accuse
Ariana: The Ministry of Energy in Uzbekistan said that supplies to Afghanistan were temporarily stopped as a result of fuel shortages and various technical problems, as well as to ensure a stable energy supply to consumers in Uzbekistan. The Ministry said it had warned the energy company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) about the situation.
Ariana: Many residents of Kabul and some other major cities in Afghanistan complain about longer and more frequent power outages, saying that they have electricity for about two hours a day. Kabul, with a population of more than five million, needs more than 700 megawatts of electricity. Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the country’s national power
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