Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept.11
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have signed a memorandum of understanding on further developing the cooperation in energy sphere, Turkmenistan's Energy Ministry said.
The electricity produced in Turkmenistan is supplied to Afghanistan's northern regions on concessional terms.
In order to increase the volume of electricity export to the east, the power units of Mary state power plant were reconstructed and a power transmission line of 500 kilovolt was laid from Mary power plant to Turkmenistan's border with Afghanistan.
This issue was discussed during the last government meeting in Ashgabat.
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov said that his country's position on neighboring Afghanistan remains unchanged: Turkmenistan is eager to render real assistance to brotherly Afghan people in creating a peaceful and prosperous life and restoring the socio-economic infrastructure.
The head of state added that electricity sphere is one of the priority areas of partnership between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
After the construction of new facilities of the infrastructure in Lebap and Mary provinces, the volume of electricity supply will even more increase.
Edited by SI