Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 30
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan plans to increase electricity export volumes to neighboring Iran, the Turkmen government said Jan. 30.
To this end, it is planned to build two sections of transmission lines: 150 kilometers of power lines from the Mary power station till the town of Sarakhs with a power of 500 kW, and then 15 kilometers of transmission facilities with a power of 400 kW from Sarakhs to the border with Iran.
The project is being implemented based on the previously signed memorandum of understanding between the governments of the two countries on cooperation in construction of Mary (Turkmenistan) - Mashhad (Iran) power line.
This project was discussed at the government's meeting. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov stressed the importance of the projects on modernization of the existing and construction of the new high-powered plants, laying of high-voltage transmission lines implemented in the country, which directly contributes to dynamic development of the national electricity industry and building export potential of Turkmenistan.