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TAP Transmission Line To Be Completed In 3 Years

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani signed the Memorandum of Understanding for TAP (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan) transmission line with a Turkish company that will bring 1,000 MW of electricity and $100 million yearly to Afghanistan. The transmission line stretches 750 km long within Afghanistan:

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Afghan government signs contract for Jawzjan’s $39mn dollar gas pipeline project

The contract for Jawzjan’s USD 39mn dollar gas pipeline project was signed on Sunday in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in the presidential palace. The statement adds that the contract was signed between Ehsanullah Bayat, owner of the

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Uzbekistan set to increase power export to Afghanistan by 70%

Uzbekistan’s state-run power company reported on Monday that work on building power cables to Afghanistan has begun which will boost power exports to Afghanistan by 70%–up to 6 billion kWh per year. According to Uzbekistan’s state-run power company Uzbekenergo officials,

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New electricity infrastructure benefits 10,000 people in Baghlan

An extended power line and a newly constructed energy network were put into operation today in the city of Pol-e Khomri, Baghlan. Implemented by the German Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the project benefits

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Power dam worth $20mn to be built in Paktia

The Narai Khwlai power dam will be constructed at a total cost of USD 20 million in Ahmadkhel district of southeastern Paktia province. President Ashraf Ghani recently approved the cost for the dam three months ago in addition to Machalgho

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National power grid extended to Ghazni province

President Ashraf Ghani attended an inauguration ceremony in Kabul, officially launching the extension of the national power grid to Ghazni. This represents a significant milestone in the development of Afghanistan’s electrical infrastructure, marking both the first time Ghazni residents have

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Maidan Wardak-Ghazni power project inaugurated

President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the 220kw Ghazni-Maidan Wardak power project on Thursday in Chamtala area of the capital Kabul. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, he congratulated the people of the two provinces as their long-awaited demand has been met. He said

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$60mn grant from ADB provides electricity to eastern Afghanistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided USD 60mn to support power transmission expansion in eastern Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed by ADB’s Deputy Country Director for Afghanistan Shanny Campbell, and Afghanistan Minister of Finance and ADB

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Herat uses its first-ever solar-wind power plant

Funded by Japan, the first-ever solar and wind power plant is put into service at the industrial park in western Herat province. Costing USD 3.5mn, the project is termed Afghanistan’s “biggest” plant and benefits 15,000 families and 100 small factories

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Afghanistan imports 23.6mn kWh more electricity from Tajikistan

Afghanistan imported 205.2 million kWh of electricity from Tajikistan during the current month, indicating a 23.6 million kWh increase from July 2016. According to Tajikistan’s AKI press, Tajikistan exported about 870.8 million kWh of electricity to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. Sangtuda

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Electricity transformer installed in Jalalabad resolves 75% of load shedding

A third electricity transformer has been installed in Jalalabad city of eastern Nangarhar province providing an additional electricity supply of 40 megawatts of electricity The province previously received 72 Megawatts of electricity. Provincial Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal said the activation

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Indian company wins tender for CASA-1000 project

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) announced on Thursday that an Indian company has won the tender for the CASA-1000 power project which is expected to kick off soon. According to the officials, the Afghan government has outlined

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Afghanistan, India sign $113mn contract for Ghazni-Kandahar power project

Afghanistan national power company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and India’s KEC international firm signed a contract worth USD 113mn for Ghazni-Kandahar power project. The contract was signed in the presence of Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Indian Ambassador

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Taliban stealing DABS income through fake electricity bills

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national electricity company, officials have claimed that Taliban are stealing incomes the company’s income from electricity in southern Helmand province by making fake bills. DABS CEO Qudratuallh Delawari said the Taliban were collecting electricity

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Power transmission line inaugurated in Deh Sabz

A power transmission line, with a capacity of 4.6MW, was officially inaugurated in Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Saturday. The project will provide electricity to 2,500 families in Tara Khail, Qala Zareen, Deh Yahya and Aqa Mohammad Khan villages

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Electricity remains consistent in Kandahar City and Lashkar Gah during summer upgrades to Kajaki

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national electricity utility company of Afghanistan, informs its customers that beginning August 10 the power that Kandahar and Lashkar Gah residents are receiving comes from an alternative source of fuel purchased by DABS to

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DABS, ADB sign contract for 300MW Doshi-Bamiyan transmission line

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat and the Asian Development Bank signed a contract for the transmission of 300 megawatt electricity line from the northern Doshi to central Bamiyan province on Sunday. The contract was signed in the presence of President Mohammad

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25% hike in power tariff a blow to Afghan industries

Afghan industrialists have condemned the government’s decision to hike power tariff by 25%. Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national utility company, recently announced increasing power tariff by 25% in Kabul and 13 other provinces as a result of drastic

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CASA-1000 inaugurates today

The Central Asia-South Asia-1000 (CASA-1000) power project is set to be launched in Dushanbe in Tajikistan on Thursday. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah have arrived in Tajikistan to attend the inauguration ceremony. Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin

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TUTAP should not be comprised emotionally and politically: President Ghani

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced Tuesday that Salang was chosen as the best route for the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) power transmission line based on development and economic rationality. He called on the people that this key project should not be compromised

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102 factories resume work in Balkh after installation of a power sub-station

A newly established power sub-station has enabled 102 factories to resume production  at the Ali Sher Nawai industrial park in northern Balkh province. According to the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), the sub-station is installed at a total cost of

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TUTAP and the controversies surrounding it

The TUTAP– acronym for Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan–is a big regional project that will connect these countries through a high voltage transmission system. The project serves to import electricity from the energy rich Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan, where energy deficit

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Afghanistan hikes price of imported electricity by 25%

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national utility company, has hiked the price of imported electricity by 25%. DABS spokesperson Waheedullah Tawhidi said the unprecedented rise in the value of US dollar against Afghani was the main reason behind the

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Nangarhar District Agriculture Offices gets reliable power using solar energy

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) is installing solar power systems for three District Agriculture Offices in Nangarhar that will provide renewable and uninterrupted electricity.   Reliable power at the District

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CASA-1000 power project to launch on May 12th

The much awaited Central Asia South Asia electricity import project (CASA-1000) is slated for inauguration on May 12. The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) made the announcement on Saturday and said the inauguration ceremony would take place in Tajikistan

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