• publish: 8 April 2018
  • time: 6:08 pm
  • category: Economy
  • No: 6174

Afghanistan & Pakistan to receive more electricity from Iran

Iran is planing to increase electricity exports to Afghanistan and Pakistan by linking its power grid to the countries.

According to Davoud Manzour, deputy executive director of Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company claimed that, neighboring countries, especially Afghanistan and Pakistan, need electricity, necessary measures should be adopted to link Iran’s power grid to theirs.

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water said that talks with Tehran were ongoing in this regard, adding it had received Iranian companies proposals in the area of electricity infrastructure.

Reza Haidari, senior adviser at the Ministry of Energy and Water, said that electricity from Iran to border of province of Herat would increase by 40 megawatts.

Local officials in Herat welcomed plans to increase electricity exports to Afghanistan, adding it would boost industry in the country.

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