Turkish company to take part in building Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan power transmission line


ASHGABAT (TCA) — A Memorandum of Mutual Understanding on the implementation of the project of the construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan power transmission lines was signed between the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan and Turkey’s Çalyk Holding A.Ş in Ashgabat, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reported on January 31.

The project provides for the construction of a 500 KV power transmission line along the planned Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) transnational gas pipeline.

In addition to providing all the infrastructure facilities of the gas pipeline with electricity, the planned power transmission lines will make it possible to export electricity from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and other countries of Southeast Asia.

It was noted at the signing meeting that the large-scale works in the energy field allow Turkmenistan to fully provide itself with electricity and export it to the neighboring countries — Afghanistan and Iran. With the aim to increase the volumes of electricity exported to Afghanistan, an overhead transmission line and a 500 KV substation have been built.

The meeting participants noted that the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan and Çalyk Holding A.Ş would launch a new stage of the ambitious works to supply Turkmen energy resources to the world consumers in the name of good-neighborly relations, peaceful development, mutually beneficial and equal cooperation.

Sergey Kwan