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PublishDate: Thursday, April 4, 2013 19:21

Tajikistan to triple electricity export to Afghanistan

According to the officials of Barki Tojik, about 1.6bn KW per hour of the electricity would be exported through the 220 KW transmission line of Sangtooda-Pul-e-Khumri at a cost of 3.5 cents per KW.

Tajikistan’s national energy company, known as Barki Tojik, reported Thursday that electricity export to Afghanistan would increase to 2bn KW per hour, indicating a 220% increase from the current level of power import.

The agreement followed Tajik-Afghan negotiations last week in Dushanbe between Afghanistan’s electricity company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, and Barki Tojik.

According to the officials of Barki Tojik, about 1.6bn KW per hour of the electricity would be exported through the 220 KW transmission line of Sangtooda-Pul-e-Khumri at a cost of 3.5 cents per KW.

The current electricity obtained from Tajikistan is seasonal, allowing o

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