Uzbekistan prepared to increase electricity
supply to Afghanistan
Jun 29, 2007 - Asia Pulse Data Source
Uzbekistan is prepared to participate
in Afghanistan's recovery and will increase the supplies
of electric energy to the neighbouring country, UzbekEnergo
press service said.
A memorandum of cooperation in energy
sector was signed between the two countries in November
2006. In accordance with the agreement, construction
of Hayraton and Surkhon substations is underway. UzbekEnergo
press service said if the Afghan side completes its
obligations on the construction of the substation,
Uzbekistan will increase electric power flow to 300
"Uzbekistan is prepared to participate
in the projects aimed at the recovery of Afghanistan's
Cooperation in the field of power industry
is an important element of bilateral relations between
the two countries. Uzbekistan has the capacity to
further increase power supplies to Afghanistan," press
service quoted the head of UzbekEnergo B. Teshabaev.
Cooperation in the energy sector was at the centre
of discussion during the meeting between the Minister
of Energy and Water Resources of Afghanistan Muhammad
Ismailhan and UzbekEnergo CEO Botir Teshabaev.
During the talks the parties noted the
important role of energy cooperation in the relations
of the two countries.