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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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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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CASA-1000 profitable for Afghanistan’s economy and security

Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) official said Afghanistan could avail itself of the Central Asia-South Asia (CASA-1000) electricity transmission project to develop its economic and security sectors. CASA-1000 is designed to transmit 1,300MW of surplus electricity from Tajikistan and

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CASA-1000 profitable for Afghanistan's economy and security

Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) official said Afghanistan could avail itself of the Central Asia-South Asia (CASA-1000) electricity transmission project to develop its economic and security sectors. CASA-1000 is designed to transmit 1,300MW of surplus electricity from Tajikistan and

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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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700 families benefit from power project in Baghlan

Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development officials have established two small water dams in Khenjan district of Baghlan province. Funded by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development at a total cost of 6 million AFN, the project provides power

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180 Afghan families in a village to benefit from a power project

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has begun work on the installation of power poles and extension of power line from Mazar-e-Sharif city to Rubat village in Jamtal district of Balkh. Costing USD 40,000, the project is funded by the National

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Handover and inauguration of electricity scheme in Northern Afghanistan

A complete electricity scheme in the center of Baharak district of Badakhshan province was handed over to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday. Sayed Naqibullah Bariz, Acting Governor of Baharak District, Qutbuddin, Acting Chief of Police of Baharak, Nazya

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Fiber factory opened in Kabul city

A fiber production factory called Paktika Shaheen has been opened in Kabul city. The factory has the capacity to produce 7,000 tons of fiber in a day. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, head of the factory Haji Sheikh Mohammad said empty

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Newly established hydropower project benefits 120 Afghan families

A newly executed hydropower project produces electricity to 120 families in Balkhab district of Sar-e-Pul province. With a power generation capacity of 20 kilowatts, the hydropower network was completed in 3 months. “The USD 100,000 project is funded by the

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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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Solar lights distributed to students in Jawzjan

Although Afghanistan imports electricity from the neighboring countries, there still exists a number of districts in the provinces that are deprived of electricity and rely on tilley lamps or generators to light up their homes at night. An organization for

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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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Indian company to execute power project in Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) signed a contract with an Indian company, Gammon India, for a power project that would benefit over 7,000 families. The project involves transferring of 20KW electricity from Mazar-e -Sharif to Balkh province through

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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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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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Afghanistan in need of gas storage facilities, says experts

Economic pundits have expressed concerns over the shortage of proper storage facilities in Afghanistan. This comes as work on the Turkmenistan-Afghaistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project has commenced and is expected to be completed by 2017. Experts said that once the TAPI gas

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Breshna Sherkat sets up power transformers in Kabul

Two power transformers, having  a capacity of 800 KV amperes, were inaugurated in Khairkhana area of Kabul city by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). Speaking on the occasion, DABS Chief Executive Officer Abdul Razique Samadi said the transformers would provide

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Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat opens customers service in Baghlan Province

Afghanistan’s electricity company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), has inaugurated a customer service center (Ghuri Breshna Center)in northern Baghlan province in an attempt to host a better payment facility and customer care center. “The new center will enable the 20,000

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Afghan customers can pay their electricity bill through mobile phones now

A large crowd of Afghans signed up to use modern technology to pay their bills safely, as delighted Afghan and U.S. officials watched. The event, organized by USAID, was held at the U.S. Embassy. Customers of the Afghan electric utility

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