Afghanistan asks Tajikistan to increase the power supply
Afghanistan is conducting negotiations with Tajikistan on increasing the electricity supply, Avesta news agency has reported.
Afghan state-owned utility company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has applied to the Tajik authorities asking to increase the power supply to Afghanistan from 80 megawatts (MW) to 120 MW.
DABS says similar negotiations on increasing the power supply are being conducted with Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan as well.
Afghan state-owned utility company said on January 6 that Uzbekistan has stopped supplying electricity to Afghanistan “for technical problem.”
Afghanistan suffers from a chronic power shortage, with less than 40 percent of the population even connected to the grid, according t World Bank data.
Three-quarters of the country’s electricity is reportedly imported from the neighboring countries of Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
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