Power supply to Jawzjan increases
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Work on supplying 16 megawatts of additional electricity from neighboring Turkmenistan to northern Jawzjan province began on Tuesday, an official said.
Eng. Ghulam Sakhi, director of the Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (ABS), said residents of Khwaja Dokoh and Aqcha districts and Shiberghan, the provincial capital, had the facility but they had been complaining about low voltage.
With the import of 16 megawatts electricity, he hoped, thousands of more families would get the facility and the voltage problem would be resolved simultaneously.
Sakhi said the issue of electricity shortfall would be resolved after arrangements for supply of 32 megawatts to the city. The total need of Shiberghan was 25 megawatts, he added.
Residents expressed satisfaction with government’s efforts to import 16 megawatts of electricity. Abdul Khaliq said his family was suffering from low voltage.
“I have spent 8,000 afghanis on buying a generator for electricity production but the power issue could not be resolved,” he added.
The residents of Shiberghan had been experiencing power outages and low voltage for years, he said, hoping their problem would be solved after the supply of more electricity to the city.
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