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Power import agreement signed with Uzbekistan

Power import agreement signed with Uzbekistan

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Aug 29, 2020 - 19:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon and Uzbekistan have signed a 10-year electricity import agreement, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Saturday.

The agreement was signed on Friday during Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar’s visit to Tashkent at the head of a high level delegation, the statement said.

According to the agreement, after completion of a 500 kilovolt electricity supply cable, Uzbekistan would supply 4.25 kilowatt of electricity in one hour to Afghanistan in the first and second year of the agreement and six kilowatt electricity in one hour in the remaining years of the agreement.

The 500 kilovolt electricity cable is being stretched by Uzbekistan with $100 million support of the Asian Development Bank.

According to the MoFA, the implementation of the agreement would help ensure 24 hours electricity in the northern, central, southern and southwestern parts of the country.

It is worth mentioning that Afghanistan imports electricity from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iran and Turkmenistan.

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