24 Jan 2023 10:06

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan extend electricity supply contracts for 2023

KABUL. Jan 24 (Interfax) - Power companies Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and Turkmenenergo have signed an additional agreement to extend contracts for electricity supplies from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan for 2023, the Afghan company reported.

The document was signed in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat by DABS CEO Mula Muhammad Hanif Hamza and the head of Turkmenenergo, the company said.

The details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed a resolution concerning electricity exports at the end of December. It allows electricity exports from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, and proposes the formation of amounts and prices for deliveries. Turkmenistan has been supplying electricity to northern parts of Afghanistan at discounted prices for several years.

Turkmenistan also exports electricity to Iran, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.