Abdul Latif Mansour, the acting Minister of Energy and Water, during his visit to Iran has asked Tehran to reduce electricity tariffs.
Mansour is seeking Iran's greater cooperation in supplying electricity, in meetings with Iranian officials.
"This trip, which is led by the Minister of Energy and Water, includes the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs, and officials of the Breshna Company, will include a discussion with the Minister of Energy of Iran regarding the reduction of the electricity shortage and the reduction of the electricity tariff,” said Matiullah Abed, the spokesman of the Energy and Water Ministry.
Meanwhile, Amanullah Ghaleb, former head of De Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), said that the Ministry of Energy and Water should look for alternatives to Iran's imported electricity.
“The second line, which is from Noor Al Jahad to Hashemi bridge substation can be a solution now for Herat because the water in the Salma dam is scarce and there is not that much water to produce electricity. The World Bank wanted to pay for it before but when the government changed in the country, the project stopped,” Ghaleb told TOLOnews.
"If they supply us with 5 megawatts of electricity, we can create more job opportunities. On the same side, the level of production will increase and it will bring us closer to economic growth," said Abdul Nasir Reshtya, an economic analyst.
Earlier, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy PM for economic affairs, also in his meeting with the ministries of Agriculture Jihad and Energy of Iran emphasized the development of political, economic and commercial relations with Tehran.