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China willing to invest in coal-fired power in Afghanistan Afghanistan Coal Power
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China willing to invest in coal-fired power in Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Jan 2023, 09:09 pm

Kabul: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the country’s power distributor, said Chinese investors have expressed their desire to invest in coal-fired power in Afghanistan, media reports said.

According to a statement by the DABS, the investment will produce 500 megawatts of electricity.

“The technical delegations of DABS and China through joint meetings will discuss all issues on how to produce electricity from coal and the result of the meetings will be shared with the leaders of the Islamic Emirate,” the statement was quoted as saying by Tolo News.

This comes as industrial parks, private companies and factories have repeatedly voiced their concerns over the shortage of power.

“There is a significant reduction in our production due to a shortage of power. There are a lot of power cuts for the residential houses,” Abdul Nasir Rishtia, chairman of the iron smelting union, told the news portal.

Afghanistan is facing an acute power shortage for the past several months.

“The problem of shortage of power is huge. The people don’t have anything to heat their homes and while there is no power, we are more in trouble. We cannot even use our phones,” Nawid, a resident of Kabul, told Tolo News.