Afghanistan to supply electricity to biggest cities of Afghanistan

Date: 06:49, 12-05-2014.

Almaty. May 12. KazTAG - The national energy company of Afghanistan (DABS) reported about intention to import 300 Mw of electric power from Turkmenistan, reports the Afghanistan Telegraph Agency (AfTAG).

The agreement was signed between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan this week, reports business portal.

Currently Turkmenistan supplies energy to Afghan provinces Gerat, Balkh, and Faryab. In the future 10 biggest cities of Afghanistan will be supplied with electricity.

"The project signed with Turkmenistan will be implemented in 2017. The World Bank finances the project $480 mln in cost, and $400 will come from DABS budget," said Vahidulla Tavhidi, DABS representative.

The electricity line will be put from Faryab, Dzaudzhan, Balh and Baglan to Kabul and further to Logar, Paktiya and Host.

Today about 90% of electricity is imported to Afghanistan from Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Iran.

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