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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan agree on 500 KV transmission line

Afghanistan and Turkmenistan signed agreements on improving ties in areas of agriculture, transportation and telecommunications during their fifth joint economic summit in Turkmen capital Ashgabat. The summit was attended by Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi, CEO of Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat

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Afghanistan invites India to invest in energy sector

An Afghan delegation attended the India-Afghanistan Renewable Energy Summit on August 6th in New Delhi, India. The summit was organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with the Afghan government, Afghanistan Renewable Energy

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DABS opens power supply substation in Nangarhar

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) established a new power supply substation in the capital city of eastern Nangarhar province, Jalalabad. The facility was inaugurated on Monday by DABS CEO, Abdul Razique Samadi in Ghuchko area of Jalalabad city. The 20-megawatt

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New USD 27 million US-Afghan project to improve electricity delivery in Kandahar

Senior officials from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national power utility, signed a contract with an international consulting firm on Sunday, August 31, as part of a nationwide Power Transmission Expansion and Connectivity (PTEC) Program financed by the United

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Afghanistan, Central Asia finalize CASA-1000 power purchase deal

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed in principle the terms and conditions of the CASA-1000 power purchase deal. A resolution to this effect was signed in Washington on Wednesday at a meeting organized by the World Bank with support from

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Micro hydro projects to be executed in Badakhshan, promises DABS CEO

Micro hydro projects with enhanced capacities would be implemented in Badakhshan, as promised by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) CEO, Abdul Razique Samadi, during his visit to Badakhshan. According to Samadi, a micro hyrdo project would be rehabilitated in Gurm

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Afghan Finance Ministry promises support to Badakhshan University

Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has earmarked USD 1mn for the establishment of two new faculties at Badakhshan University and promised to send 5 of the University graduates abroad for higher education. The Ministry could not fulfill this

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Breshna Sherkat sets up power transformers in Kabul

Two power transformers, having  a capacity of 800 KV amperes, were inaugurated in Khairkhana area of Kabul city by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). Speaking on the occasion, DABS Chief Executive Officer Abdul Razique Samadi said the transformers would provide

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Afghan customers can pay their electricity bill through mobile phones now

A large crowd of Afghans signed up to use modern technology to pay their bills safely, as delighted Afghan and U.S. officials watched. The event, organized by USAID, was held at the U.S. Embassy. Customers of the Afghan electric utility

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Kabul residents able to pay electricity bills via phone now

Afghanistan’s national electricity company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), launched mobile payment facility in Kabul on Wednesday. The ‘Pay Electricity Bills through Mobile Phone’ project is being implemented in coordination with Pashtany Bank and Etisalat Enterprise. According to the officials,

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DABS installs 2 new electricity transformers in Herat

Afghanistan’s electricity company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), installed two new electricity transformers in western Herat province. Funded by DABS, the project was implemented at a cost of 117mn AFN. DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi hoped the transformers would help

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Breshna Sherkat to establish power distribution projects in Kabul

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) CEO Mr. Abdul Razique Samadi launched two power distribution projects in Kabul. An official of DABS, Mirwais Alami, said the projects are implemented and funded by DABS at a total cost of 120mn AFN. The

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ADB pledges USD 200mn for power project

The Asian Development Bank country director for Afghanistan, Joji tokeshi, agreed to grant USD 200mn to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) for the extension of transmission lines from Turkmenistan to various parts of Afghanistan. DABS CEO Mr. Abdul Razique Samadi

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DABS solves power problems of Northern provinces

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS) would soon solve the weak and inconsistent power supply problem in some of the northern provinces of Afghanistan, announced DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi at a press conference with the members of the lower house

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Breshna Sherkat and Finance Ministry sign agreement for power project

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) CEO Abdul Razique Samadi signed the grant agreement with a Chinese-Pakistani firm for the expansion of the power network in northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces. Costing USD 3.51mn, the

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Afghanistan’s national electricity company increases 20%

The revenue of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national state electricity company, increases by 20%, more than the figure forecasted by the company’s CEO, Abdul Razique Samadi. Mr. Samadi had projected the revenue for this year to be 9bn

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22 power towers launched

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) inaugurated 22 power towers in Kabul and provinces of Kapisa and Parwan. DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi, speaking at the inauguration ceremony of one of the towers, said 22 power towers are opened in the

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Tajikistan Power line extended from Kunduz to Takhar

Funded by the Asia Development bank, the existing USD 27.8mn transmission line in Tajikistan is extended to Takhar province from the neighboring Kunduz province. The ceremony was attended by the CEO of the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Abdul Razique

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5 MW Thermal Power to Ghazni Province- Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

With the implementation of Da Afghanistna Breshna Sherkat (DABS) project, Ghazni is granted with 5mega watts of thermal power. The full cost of the project is covered by DABS, according to the company’s officials. Ghazni will be hosting the upcoming

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Kabul Residents can pay their electricity bills via mobile phone

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and the Etisalat telecommunication company signed an agreement based on which Kabul resident can receive and pay their electricity bills via mobile phone. DABS officials say that this system is entirely transparent and prevents any

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An overview of Ministry of Finance activities in 2011-2012

Senior staff of the Ministry of Finance held their annual activity overview meeting in Kabul Intercontinental hotel for two day on 8th May 2012. Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal Minister of Finance, Deputy Ministers of Finance, Administration, Custom and Revenue, Policy,

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More Afghan Houses Brightened

Nearly 1,000 of families in the Paghman district of central Kabul province were extended electricity, officials said on Thursday. The power was distributed to families in Pracha village of Pashaee valley after the installation of three transformers, which had the

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Kabul Residents to pay power bills through cell phones

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday signed a contract with the Etisalat Telecommunication Company to enable Kabul residents to pay electricity bills through mobile telephones. Under the accord, the Etisalat Company would distribute 300,000 SIM cards to power consumers

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