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DABS ties up with India’s TATA Power

DABS ties up with India’s TATA Power

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Sep 12, 2018 - 18:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon inked an agreement with Indian electric utility company TATA Power on Wednesday on distribution, transmission and generation of electricity in the county, a media report said.

The Afghanistan government-run power distribution firm, Da Afghanistan Bresha Sherkat (DABS), signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the second India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment show in Mumbai.

The four-day event, which started Wednesday, is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAIDinfo-icon) and is aimed at bolstering trade links and and investment opportunities in Afghanistan.

“Tata power (limited company) is looking to tap "huge" opportunities in Afghanistan, where only 35 per cent of the people have access to electricity”, said Praveer Sinha, chief executive officer and managing director of the Tata Power. 
He noted that “Afghanistan has huge natural resources which have the potential to make it a net power exporter.”

The rivers in Afghanistan have the potential to produce 20,000-25,000 megawatts of electricity on a conservative estimate, according to Sinha.

Also, Afghanistan has the potential to produce around 200 GW of power from solar energy besides another 66 GW from wind energy, he added.

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