Afghanistan, Tajikistan signs new electricity supply agreement

Afghanistan has signed a new agreement with Tajikistan to extend the import of electricity from the neighbouring country for the next year.

Afghanistan and Tajikistan held discussion on regional connectivity and development projects such as CASA 1000 and construction of 500 kV line in the energy sector, which will bring positive results in the near future. Afghanistan has been facing power shortages. Afghanistan needs 850 MW of electricity per year, with 620 MW imported from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Iran, and 230 MW supplied from domestic sources.