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Construction work starts on new power grids for towns in Samangan with German funding

Construction work started on new city power grids in the towns of Aybak and Pir Naghchir in the province of Samangan on Sunday. The new electricity grids will be able to supply up to 9,000 households in the provincial capital

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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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DABS disconnects power supply of powerful, high-profile Afghan officials

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s electricity company, has disconnected the power supply of some of the high-rank officials who have not paid their electricity bills. According to a statement from DABS, 400 individuals have not remitted their electricity bills

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Delays in implementation of the Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Turkmenistan transmission line project

Work on the high capacity electricity transmission line between Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Turkmenistan has not begun despite strong support from the Afghan government, said the Afghan Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE). Meanwhile, Tajikistan has criticized that Afghanistan has not shown interest in

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Breshna Sherkat improves power supply in Paghman

A 16km transmission line was inaugurated by Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat (DABS) in Paghman district on Monday. The new transmission line solves the problem of overload on the old line that extended to Khushhaal Meena and Qargha. About 30,000 families

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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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Germany funds reconstruction of Baghlan hydropower dams

Two hydropower dams in northern Baghlan province will be reconstructed with financial collaboration from Germany. Provincial water and energy director Ghulam Hussain Haidari said 32mn Euros is allocated for the reconstruction of one of the dams that can generate 4.5MW

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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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Kandahar residents frustrated over power blackouts

Despite the improvements brought to the electricity distribution system in Kandahar, residents of the city still have complaints about power shortages and accuse the authorities for failing to provide them enough electricity. According to the Deputy Director of Water and

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Naghlu dam project hampered due to insecurity

Nangarhar Water and Energy Director Mohibullah Momand repeatedly urges the government to provide security to the Sarobi district of Kabul that is posing constant threat to power supply from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar province. The project was due to

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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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