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Herat blackout enters second day

Herat blackout enters second day

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Dec 28, 2012 - 20:48

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): Electricity remained suspended for a second day on Friday in western Herat province, pushing residents into deep trouble.

Local officials blamed the blackout on technical problem in the transmission line coming from neighbouring Turkmenistan.

Herat water and energy director Mohammad Sarwar Sadeqi told Pajhwok Afghan News that efforts were underway to restore the power.

The official hoped the matter would be addressed soon as officials in Turkmenistan had been asked for looking into the fault.

"The electricity, we have been importing from Turkmenistan, often goes out. Therefore, we have discussed to import power from Iran," the governor’s spokesman, Mahiuddin Noori, said.

He said a contract to import 50 megawatts of electricity would be inked soon with Tehran.

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