The acting minister of energy and water، Abdul Latif Mansour, left Kabul for Turkey on Saturday to meet with Tajikistan electricity authorities.
The press director for the ministry, Ghulam Jailani Haqparast, said the visit aims to extend the contract for the import of electricity from Tajikistan for 2023.
“They will discuss with the officials of Tajikistan electricity the import of power from Tajikistan,” he said.
The Kabul Chamber of Industry and Mines urged the Islamic Emirate to increase producing power from internal sources and increase the amount of power being imported from Tajikistan.
“I hope this time, the amount of power being imported from Tajikistan increases through negotiations,” said Mohammad Karim Azimi, head of the chamber.
“They should try to complete the CASA-1000 project. The project is completed in Tajikistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan, but Afghanistan is the only country, where the project is not completed,” said Amanullah Ghalib, former head of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS).
Amid cold winter, the shortage of power has increased in the capital city, Kabul. Afghanistan imports most of its electricity from Central Asian countries.