The state-owned power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) of Afghanistan, has resumed construction work at the 220 kV Ghazni–Kandahar Transmission Line Project worth USD2.2 million.
It is one of the major projects of DABS that connects the electricity system of northeast Afghanistan to the southeast. Construction on the project has been 88 per cent complete. The project has 300 MW of capacity and will bring electricity to the residents of the Ghazni, Zabul and Kandahar provinces. The construction of 120 towers will now be completed in downstream areas of these three provinces in five lots within 124 working days by Sayqa Energy Supply and Construction Company, with the financial support of DABS. In addition, the remaining parts of the project have received government approval, which allows it to continue construction and put the project into operation.