The acting minister of energy and water, Abdul Latif Mansour, who returned from a trip to Uzbekistan, said on Monday that ministers of the caretaker government are not faced with any restrictions in traveling and they can travel for humanitarian purposes.
“There hasn’t been a specific restriction by the world on trips by Islamic Emirate ministers that are conducted for humanitarian purposes,” he said. “If there were any restrictions, that would have been implemented on the current trip.”
Mansour said he traveled to Uzbekistan to extend the contract of the imported electricity to Afghanistan and address power shortage in Kabul and other provinces.
“Based on the contract, they will provide us 440 megawatts of power,” Mansour said.
The country’s power distributor, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), asked national and foreign investors to invest in the energy sector in Afghanistan.
“The Chamber of Investment of China's representatives arrived a while ago. They expressed interest in investment in coal-fired power,” Maiwandi said.
Afghanistan imports 80 percent of its power from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Iran. Around 20 percent of power is produced in the country.