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Defaulters: DABS to install computerized power meters

Defaulters: DABS to install computerized power meters

Aug 13, 2017 - 18:44

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Da Afghanistaninfo-icon Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Sunday decided to install computerized electricity meters to business centers, government offices, factories and individuals defaulting on power bills.

The decision was taken at a meeting held here between DABS executive director and head of a foreign company, the power utility said in a statement.

Different issues relating to energy and overcoming electricity crisis in Afghanistan were discussed.

New strategy to reduce electricity technical wastage, make DABS activities up to standard for clients and similarly the company was asked to introduce reforms for rehabilitation of the power sector. 

The meeting also agreed to introduce Black Metres and installed them in parts of Kabul City to facilitate common people.

The DABS executive head meeting expressed his wish to make Kabul City smart by installation of computerized electricity meters.

More than 80 consumers of two power supply towers in capital Kabul owe 28 million afghanis in unpaid electricity bills while some use direct hooks illegally.

A copy of documents from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) obtained by Pajhwok Afghan News show nine costumers of the third junction defaulted on electricity bills amounting to 9.2 million afghanis.

According to the documents, buildings belonging to Mohammad Karim Khalili, head of the High Peace Council (HPC), owes 5.6 million afghanis to the power utility.




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