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Public Discourse to Find Solutions for Electricity Challenges in Herat


Following the Kabul and Balkh Public Discourses, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat this time held a public discourse in Herat province with the presence of representatives of various institutions, civil society, media and representatives of different area of Herat provinces.

In this public discourse, Abdul Qayum Rahimi, Governor of Herat, Eng. Amanullah Ghalib, Chief Executive Officer of DABS, Kamran Alizai, Herat Provincial Council Chairman, Commercial and Financial Chief of DABS, authorized representatives of government agencies and several representatives of corporate entities were also participated.
At the outset, Mohammad Zahir Arif, Head of Herat Breshna, provided information about electricity plans, existing challenges, improvement of work and Herat electricity development.
Then the Governor of Herat, Abdul Qayum Rahimi, said: Herat power energy should be extended from Turkmenistan's network, our industry and traders should invest in the energy sector.
He added that we are talking with our traders about this investment in order to take the initiative instead of foreigners from our domestic companies.
The Governor of Herat asked the people of the province to pay their electricity consumption bills. Otherwise, this would mean bankruptcy of DABS and the electricity of people will get cut off.
Meanwhile, Eng. Amanullah Ghalib, Chief Executive Officer of DABS, while presenting developments and challenges in the field of electricity to the participants of public discourse, called on the people to share their suggestions with DABS.
He added, the purpose of this discourse is to learn from the past and begin a response process.
Mr. Ghalib said that Breshna expects more transparency and better services in electricity projects in close cooperation with the citizens, we are ready to hear about the problems and solve them for the next year.
Mohammad Ilyas Samadi, DABS Acting Head of Finance and Admin said: "We understand the problems of people, and you must understand the problems of DABS, to coordinate, we can also provide a good mechanism for providing better services. Whenever you do not pay our debts, how do we import electricity?
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