Iran Daily11/18/2008By [Printer Friendly Version]
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai paid a visit to Iran's Embassy in Kabul, requesting the Islamic Republic to help his country by supplying electricity.
He also sought Iran's assistance in supplying the fuel required by Kabul power plants, Fars News Agency wrote.
Currently, the majority of Kabul electricity is generated by water sources and the rest is produced by power plants.
Kabul power plants are fueled with diesel.
At present, Afghanistan's Ministry of Energy and Water can provide Kabul citizens with only four hours of electricity during 48 hours. This has drawn many criticisms.
Although the Afghan government believes power shortage can be met by importing electricity from neighbors Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, this project has not been put in force due to Uzbekistan's delay.
Therefore, the country plans to import fuel required by its power plants from Iran so that power plants could generate more electricity for Kabul citizens.