Afghanistan, Tajikistan Ink Energy Agreement

Afghanistan’s electricity body, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Monday said they have signed a new agreement with Tajikistan to extend the import of electricity till the end of 2022.

The agreement was signed as a result of two days of negotiations between the related officials of the two neighboring countries, DABS said in a statement.

Hafiz Mohammad Amin, the CEO of DABS, and his accompanying delegation met with CEO of Tajikistan Electric Power Company, Ismailzada during his official visit to Tajikistan and signed the agreement, the statement added

The two sides have also discussed major regional development energy-related projects including CASA-1000 and the line of 500 KW, the statement added.

The Afghan side assured Tajik side of joint cooperation in every area with more assurance from the Kabul side in providing security for the resumption of stalled projects, the statement reads.

Afghanistan currently imports 70 percent of its electricity from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Iran, and generates only three percent of its electricity from domestic sources.

DABs receives 460 megawatts of electricity from Uzbekistan, of which 300 megawatts is earmarked for Kabul alone.

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