Development Bank Grants $159M For Afghanistan Power Line

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 9:15 PM EST) -- The Asian Development Bank is granting $159 million to Afghanistan to build a $220 million power line running between the north and south parts of the country, the bank said Tuesday.

Afghanistan's troubled infrastructure suffers many leaks and only 30 percent of residents receive power from the grid, according to a World Bank report. The current north-south power line is inefficient and siphoning is frequent, leading to regional disputes, ADB said. Many parts of the country are off the grid, powered only by small generators. ...
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