Taliban pin hopes on private sector to ensure power supply

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The meeting required a comprehensive plan to be made on coal-fuelled electricity generation in industrial parks or large cities….reports Asian Lite News

The Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar chaired a meeting to review issues related to Afghanistan’s private sector amid continued increase in poverty and unemployment, his office said on Sunday.

The Economic Commission headed by Baradar, “after a detailed discussion on all issues in which the private sector is ready to invest, prioritized power generation”, Xinhua news agency quoted the office as saying in a tweet.

It said the commission has instructed related departments to start work on assessing renovation of coal-fuelled power generation in the capital Kabul and big cities in a bid to ensure power supply for the private sector.

The meeting required a comprehensive plan to be made on coal-fuelled electricity generation in industrial parks or large cities.

War-torn Afghanistan has been suffering power shortages.

The Central Asian country has imported electricity from neighbouring countries including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

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