80mw power supply from Tajikistan to Kabul restored
KABUL (Pajhwok): The destroyed power pylon has been repaired in northern Kunduz province, partially restoring electricity to capital Kabul, an official said on Saturday, claiming the government plans to import more electricity from Tajikistan.
On Jan. 27, unidentified men destroyed a power pylon in Dand-i-Shahabuddin area on the outskirts of Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, cutting off 300MW from Uzbekistan to Kabul.
On Feb. 9, another electricity pylon transferring power from Tajikistan to Kabul was destroyed in Kunduz, plunging more areas of Kabul into darkness.
Kabul energy and water director Eng. Mohammad Nasim Ganji told Pajhwok Afghan News the electricity tower was repaired in Kunduz on Friday evening restoring 80 MW of power from Tajikistan to Kabul.
Currently 200MW of electricity is supplied to Kabul where 600MW is required. Hamidullah Durani, electric power project manager at Asian Development Bank, said they have been in talks with Tajik officials to increase the power supply to Kabul to 300MW.
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