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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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More electricity for residents in Baghlan and Kunduz

More residents in Baghlan and Kunduz provinces are finding access to electricity after extension of transmission lines and construction of substations. One out of the two areas that will have better access to electricity in the future is a new

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Cooperation agreement signed between DABS and Afghan National Standards Authority

As part of their efforts in expanding their services to the public, Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national power utility, has signed a cooperation pact with the Afghan National Standards Authority. The two parties have agreed on the following:

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Afghan government departments yet to clear their electricity bills

According to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s nation power company, government departments owe 1 billion AFN in electricity bills. DABS officials have warned to disconnect their power supply if they failed to remit the outstanding payments. Mirwais Alami, Director

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1500 Afghan households to benefit from electricity in Paghman district of Kabul city

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) established 2 power stations with a capacity of 630 kilovolt-ampere and 400 kilovolt-ampere each and 2 transformers with a capacity of 400 kilovolt-ampere and 250-kilovolt ampere each in Paghman district of Kabul on Wednesday. The

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DABS signs contract with Turkish Company on the supply of power project in Kabul

A contract has been signed between Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and FEKA Construction Industry and Trade Inc – Turkey for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Kabul South West Distribution Project (Dasht e Barchi). The project is aimed

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DABS to expand electricity access in western Kabul

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) will sign a contract with the Turkish company FEKA on expanding electricity access in western Kabul on Monday. Costing USD 48mn, the project is executed with financial collaboration from Asian Development Bank (ADB). Including 165

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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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DABS to address Kandahar’s electricity problems

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has sent a delegation to southern Kandahar province to discuss power problems in the province. The province currently has 20 MW of electricity and is need of 20 more MW to meet the needs of

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DABS to address Kandahar's electricity problems

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has sent a delegation to southern Kandahar province to discuss power problems in the province. The province currently has 20 MW of electricity and is need of 20 more MW to meet the needs of

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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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Breshna Sherkat to install a power substation in Nangarhar

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a power substation would be installed by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) in the capital of eastern Nangahar province to improve electricity supply. According to Breshna Sherkat chief for Nangarhar,

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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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