The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) has announced the inauguration of a gas transmission pipeline from the city of Sheberghan, the center of Jawzjan, to the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province.
The pipeline was opened in the presence of Shahabuddin Delawar, acting minister of mines and petroleum, and a number of other officials in Sheberghan city.
Officials said the pipeline is 94.5 kilometers long and its construction cost an estimated 609 million Afghanis.
The ministry also said the gas transferred by this pipeline will be used in the fertilizer and electricity industry, for glass making and for IPP Ghazanfar company to produce electricity.
Gas from this pipeline will be connected and distributed to residential houses in the near future as well, officials said.
This pipeline will transfer 1,700 cubic meters of gas in a 24-hour period, said Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the head of Afghan Gas Company in Jawzjan.