KABUL - Deputy Minister of Energy and Industries of Tajikistan on Wednesday said that the price of the electricity is less than the electricity from Uzbekistan. According to him the power lines will be extended to Afghanistan trough a 220-kilowatt cable. The project was due to start last year but it was postponed due to political instability in Afghanistan.
The project's practical phase will start in one month. According to the official the price of each kilowatt of electricity from Tajikistan in one hour will cost 3.5 cents while Uzbekistan sells the same level of electricity 7 to 7.5 cents per hour.
"We will not provide electricity for Afghanistan during autumn and winter seasons until the Rogan electricity plant is made," Sadi Folad Mahiudinov, said first deputy for the Energy and Industries Ministry of Tajikistan.
Currently, Afghanistan buys nearly 300 Megawatts of electricity is being bought from Uzbekistan.