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PublishDate: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 14:16

Afghanistan to Pay Electricity Debts Soon: Officials

Officials of De Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said on Tuesday that they will soon pay the electricity debts to Central Asian countries.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The remarks come as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said on Twitter on November 15 that Central Asian countries can suspend their under existing contracts due to nonpayment.

“Breshna Sherkat is going to pay the electricity’s debts very soon to the neighboring countries," said Hekmatullah Noorzai, a spokesperson for .

At the same time, the Afghan Chamber of Industries and Mines as well as factory owners said several factories will stop operating if electricity is cut off by the neighboring countries.

“Productive factories rely on electricity, if there is no electricity, the problems will significantly increase,” said Mohammad Karim Azimi, of Chamber of Industries and Mines.

Meanwhile, Kabul residents believe that people are suffering from so many problems in Kabul and electricity’s shortage will increase the challenges. “Right now, people are suffering from poverty and hunger, and the problems will increase if cuts off the electricity,” said , a resident in Kabul.

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