English | دری

Nangarhar Departments’ unpaid power bills to Breshna Sherkat

in Afghan Business

Nangarhar Departments’ unpaid power bills to Breshna Sherkat

Various government departments in Nangarhar province have outstanding power bills that have amounted to 789 million afs since 2006 that need to be paid to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS).

33 million of the outstanding bills have been recently paid by border police, education department, public health and police headquarters.

Due to the payment delays, development activities of the department have halted as well.

“Due to the institutions’ failure to settle the outstanding amounts, the department could not repair the Duranta dam,”said director of energy and water Mohibur Rahman Momand.

Duranta dam, built 47 years ago, has a crack that needs to be fixed soon, as there are fears that the dam might collapse.

 Momand warnted that the international community must help the department to clear their arrears.

Three turbines for the dam,costing USD 10 million, were reconstructed with collaboration from the USAID and another USD 20 million was needed to complete the repairs works.

Nangarhar Deputy Government Mohamad Hanif Gardiwal confirmed the problem and has ordered all departments to clear their outstanding power bills.

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) is an independent and autonomous company established under The Corporations and Limited Liabilities Law of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IROA). DABS is a limited liability company with all its equity shares owned by the Government of Afghanistan (GoA). The company was incorporated on 4th May 2008 (15 Saur 1387) and replaces Da Afghanistan Breshna Moassassa (DABM) as the national power utility. DABS will operate and manage electric power generation, import, transmission, and distribution throughout Afghanistan on a commercial basis


Tags assigned to this article:
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

Related Articles

2 Afghan women grab 2015’s N-Peace awards

Two Afghan women, Mariam Durrani and Hassina Neekzad, were among the ten peace advocates honored by the United Nations Development

Afghan lawyers’ association opens new offices in Kunduz with German, Dutch support

The Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) opened its new offices in Kunduz city on Thursday. The total costs for buying

Uplift projects executed in Badghis province

Two schools and a hospital were inaugurated in Qala Naw city of Badghis province, said officials. The three projects were

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*