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Power problems in Baghlan, Nangarhar provinces delinked

Power problems in Baghlan, Nangarhar provinces delinked

Jan 30, 2016 - 16:26

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday spurned reports that power supply from the Naghlu dam had been diverted to Kabulinfo-icon.

Over the past few days, power supply has been cut off to the eastern province. There have been reports that after the destruction of a pylon in Baghlan, power supply from the Naghlu dam has been diverted to Kabul.

Director of Energy and Water, Mohib-ur-Rahman Momand told Pajhwok Afghan News power cables in the Padpakh district of Laghman province had been cut due to the technical problems in line insulators.

“Technical teams have been sent to the area to repair the insulators of the three power lines,” he said, rejecting the reports regarding the diversion of power supply to the capital.

A resident of Jalalabad, Shamsur Rahman, said over the past four days there had been no electricity in the provincial capital, creating problems for the people.

“Ordinary people can’t afford to purchase fuel to run generators. I request the government to permanently resolve the issue,” he said.

Power supply has been cut off to both Kabul and Nangarhar. “I ask the government to pay urgent attention to the issue,” said the provincial councilsecretary, Zabihullah Zmaray.

Up to 30 megawatts of electricity is transferred to Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, but at times, the power supply remains suspended for weeks due to technical problems.




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