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Insecurity Causes DABS Annual Loss of $3.8MN

14 May 2019 Wadsam Afghanistan Business News

Afghanistan’s national

utility company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), loses over USD 3.8

million annually in revenue due to failure to collect electricity bills in insecure

areas.

DABS head Amanullah

Ghalib said that his administration cannot collect electricity bills in 17

districts—a number expected to increase to 23 this year.

In addition, the

company incurred a loss of USD10.8 million last year due to damages to

transmission lines and other facilities by the militants.

Moreover, the Taliban

in some parts of Afghanistan, mainly Helmand,  have been seen collecting electricity bills for

themselves.

DABS is still battling

the issue of collecting bills from some of the powerful individuals who are in

the government or have ties with government officials. These individuals have

not paid their bills for years.

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