Tajik and Afghan power utility companies – Barqi Tojik and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) – have reportedly signed an agreement on purchase of Tajik electricity in 2024.  

DABS reported on December 27 that DABS CEO Alhaj Mullah Muhammad Hanif Hamza and the Chairman of Tajikistan Electricity Company (Barqi Tojik) Muhammadumar Asozoda have signed an electricity purchase agreement for 2024 in Turkiye.   

In the course of the talks, the parties reportedly discussed the possibility of extending a new 500 kV power transmission from Tajikistan to Afghanistan, with Tajikistan expressing interest in pursuing this extension.

Additionally, DABS leadership requested Tajikistan's cooperation in resuming, coordinating, and implementing the CASA-1000 Project, DABS press center noted.

Once owning and operating most of the electricity generating plants and being responsible for electricity transmission, dispatch, and distribution services to all regions of Tajikistan, except for the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous region (GBAO), Barqi Tojik now operates just as power generation company.

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) is an independent and autonomous company established under The Corporations and Limited Liabilities Law of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IROA).  DABS is a limited liability company with all its equity shares owned by the Government of Afghanistan (GoA). The company was incorporated on May 4, 2008 and replaces Da Afghanistan Breshna Moassassa (DABM) as the national power utility.  DABS operates and manages electric power generation, import, transmission, and distribution throughout Afghanistan on a commercial basis.