The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Economic Commission approves 5-year plan to improve energy

KABUL: The meeting of the technical committee of the Economic Commission was held in Marmarin Palace and approved a five-year development plan to enhance the energy sector in the country, the Deputy PM office for Economic Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday. The plan valued at 3.8 billion U.S. dollars was presented by the Ministry of Water and Energy, which was approved in principle after a comprehensive evaluation, the statement said. The plan aims to achieve power generation self-sufficiency through approximately 200 projects. Additionally, a committee, led by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, was tasked with allocating land to the Afghanistan Carpet Producers and Exporters Association. Furthermore, a committee comprising representatives from the Ministries of Justice, Finance, Mines and Petroleum, and Water and Energy was assigned to negotiate a tripartite agreement for natural gas-based electricity production. The agreement involves Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, Afghan Gas Enterprise, and Bayat Power. A thorough investigation and subsequent report submission were requested for the next committee meeting. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.