Residents of Kabul are supplied with electricity 4 hours a day. An agreement on supplies from Turkmenistan is being prepared

To solve the problem of electricity shortages, Afghanistan is negotiating with Turkmenistan about its supply for 2023.

On Dec. 26, residents of Kabul said they were "disappointed" by the cold winter power cuts that have been going on for the past three days, TOLO news reported .

According to the townspeople, electricity is supplied to them only four hours a day.

“Power outages have become more frequent. We only have a few hours of electricity a day. I don’t know what the problem is,” said a Kabul resident.

“We don’t have electricity, but we pay our electricity bills the same way as before,” said another citizen of the country.

Breshna Sherkat (DABS), a spokesman for the Da Afghanistan Electricity Company, said electricity imports from Uzbekistan had fallen by 50%, but added that efforts were being made to address the problem.

According to him, the townspeople are provided with electricity for three hours a day and night, and factories - for 10 hours.

The official said that negotiations are now underway with Turkmenistan on the import of electricity to Afghanistan in 2023 and a trip to this country is planned to prepare an appropriate agreement.

Afghanistan imports 80% of electricity from Central Asia and Iran, the newspaper reminds.

At a cabinet meeting on December 23, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed a resolution allowing the State Corporation Türkmenenergo to extend the terms of contracts concluded with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat to send electricity from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, as well as to set the volume and price (they are not named) of the electricity sent.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan