TASHKENT, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan has been importing electricity from neighboring countries to meet domestic demand amid winter power shortages, the Uzbek Energy Ministry said Wednesday.
"In order not to disrupt domestic supply, Uzbekistan has been importing electricity from other neighboring countries," said the ministry, adding that a part of the imports will be re-exported to Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan exports 2.2 million megawatts of electricity annually to Afghanistan under an intergovernmental agreement between the two countries, it said.
As the only country in the region that connects Afghanistan to the Central Asian Power System, Uzbekistan shares a short border line with Afghanistan in the south, and has been participating in its socio-economic revival and regional infrastructure projects, including building railways and electricity lines in the country. Enditem