Afghan media reports says Afghanistan’s power utility company (Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, or DBAS) announced in a statement released on December 31, 2021 that Uzbekistan has extended the agreement of importing electricity to Afghanistan for the year, 2022.

According to Khaama Press, DABS said in the statement that DABS CEO Hafiz Mohammad Amin had signed the agreement with the head of Uzbekistan’s national power utility company in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent.

The agreement was reportedly finalized after three-day negotiations between the two sides.

Based on the agreement, Uzbekistan will be exporting up to two billion KW of electricity to Afghanistan that will cost the latter 100 million U.S. dollars.

In the meantime, the two sides have reportedly also discussed the 500 KW project of electricity to be resumed.

The extension of the contract comes days after Tajikistan extended its contract of electricity to Afghanistan for a year.

Being an import-reliant country, Afghanistan imports 80% of electricity and produces only 20% from domestic resources.

The Afghan people have always asked the Afghan governments to control the country’s water now flowing to the neighboring Iran and Pakistan.