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DABS warns gov’t officials to clear power bills

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national power company, have warned government officials to clear their electricity bills amounting to seven billion Afghanistan within the next 10 days or their names would be made public. “The list has been shared

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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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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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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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ADB signs $ 275mn contract with Afghanistan

Afghanistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB signed a contract worth USD 275mn, which is part of ADB’s 1.2bn aid to Afghanistan’s energy and commerce sector. The ADB had agreed on an aid package of USD 1.2bn for the year

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Breshna Sherkat signs USD 82mn worth of contracts

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national utility company, signed two different contracts worth USD 82mn with Gammon India Ltd and SIEMENS. The contract signed with Gammon India Ltd involves extension of a 500KV transmission line from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan

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Electricity rate to go up in Afghanistan due to high dollar value

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national utility company, has announced that electricity tariff would increase with effect from next month due to appreciation of the US dollar against Afghani. DABS purchases electricity from neighboring countries in US dollars but

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220/20 KV substation inaugurated in Southwest Kabul

Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national utility company, officially inaugurated the construction work of a 220/20KV substation in the southwest of Kabul, Arghandi area. Costing USD 21.3mn, the project is funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and is subcontracted

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DABS recovers 250mn Afghanis from defaulters

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat collects more than 250mn Afghanis from defaulters in less than two weeks. The national power utility had set a 10-day deadline for the defaulters to clear their bills otherwise their names would be revealed to the

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Afghanistan to build its first ever power plant

Afghanistan is going to have its first ever power plant that is set to be built in Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province. Costing USD 75mn, the power plant is expected to be capable of generating 50 megawatts of electricity.

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Kabul city’s power to be restored in five days

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) officials announced that Kabul’s electricity would be back in five days. Heavy snowfall in Salang destroyed electricity cables and poles that caused power outage for about a month in Kabul city. According to DABS officials,

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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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Afghan state-owned businesses revenue decline by 90%

Afghan Ministry of Finance officials have reported a 90% decline in the revenue of state-owned businesses. State-owned businesses have recorded revenue of 377mn AFN this year compared with 3.4bn AFN last year. This brings up the old question of privatizing

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Afghan government officials default on electricity bills

According to the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC), nearly 2mn AFN are payable by the government officials and powerful individuals in electricity bills to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS)—Afghanistan’s national electricity company. The MEC officials claimed that

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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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Breshna Company collects only 50% of electricity bills in Helmand

Afghanistan’s national power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), manages to collect only 50% of electricity bills in southern Helmand province. DABS official Mirwais Alemi said half of the company’s income from electricity bills in Helmand was lost, as there

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Turkmenistan to export 300MW of electricity to Afghanistan

Officials of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national power utility, have reported of 300MW of electricity to be imported from Turkmenistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan earlier this week. DABS spokesperson Waheedullah Tawhidi

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Germany hands over two Badakhshan hydro power schemes to Afghan partners

The German Government officially handed over two small hydro power schemes in Badakhshan province to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water on Tuesday. The power schemes will be operated and maintained by Afghanistan’s national power company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

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World Bank grants USD 526.5 million for CASA project

The World Bank Group’s Board of Directors approved today US$ 526.5 million in grant and credit financing for the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) for four countries: Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. This transmission infrastructure project

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DABS to operate three renewable power schemes in Takhar province

German Government officially handed over three renewable power schemes in Takhar province to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water on Thursday.  The finished power schemes will now be operated and maintained by Afghanistan’s national power company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

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Afghan Finance Minister spurns SIGAR’s report as baseless

Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal rejected the recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on direct assistance to the government. According to a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Afghan

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Afghan Finance Minister spurns SIGAR's report as baseless

Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal rejected the recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on direct assistance to the government. According to a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Afghan

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Afghan Ministries incapable of managing donor funds- SIGAR reports

According to a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Afghan Ministries are unable to manage and account for funds unless they implemented recommendations included in the public financial management assessment reports. Following the completion of

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CASA-1000 project promises major revenues for Afghan government

Officials of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghan national power utility, said work on the CASA-1000 (Central Asia-South Asia) electricity transmission project was advancing and would be a major revenue source for the Afghan government. CASA-1,000 is designed to transmit

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Solar experts call for investments in Afghanistan's solar power

A number of solar power analysts have called on the government and private sector to enhance investment in Afghanistan’s solar power sectors. Having 300 days of sunlight, Afghanistan exhibits a strong potential for solar power. Experts believe Afghanistan has the

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