Over a thousand families in Parwan now have access to electricity; Afghans start use of Iran’s Chabahar Port

Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported today that a power transformer was inaugurated on Saturday in Charikar, the capital city of Parwan province that will provide 1,100 families with access to electricity. The transformer was installed by the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) power company. The local residents expressed happiness over the project, reported BNA. Mohammad Zarif, a resident said they had to use lantern and gas lamps previously. “We are happy our electricity problem has been resolved.”

In other news, Afghanistan officially started the use of Iran’s Chabahar Port on Saturday. Afghanistan had previously signed an agreement with Iran to use the port so that Afghans can export goods like saffron, fruits, carpets, and other items to India, Central Asia and Europe. Thanks to this new agreement with Iran, Afghanistan is now not dependent solely on Pakistan’s Karachi port for its exporting needs. The Iranian port can also be used to import goods from India, something the Pakistanis would give Afghanistan a hard time about. Overall, this new agreement will have a very beneficial impact to Afghanistan’s economy.

July 28, 2013 В· admin В· No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

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