Turkmenistan keen to supply electricity to South Asia
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 10
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Chairman and CEO of Calik Holding A.S. Ahmet Calik, the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news service reported.
During the meeting, it was proposed to present developments on the construction of power transmission lines along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, which is being built.
Earlier, it was reported that the issue of building a 500-kV air power line is being studied in order to export Turkmen electricity to Pakistan. Turkmenistan already supplies electricity at a discounted price to the neighboring Afghanistan.
The construction of the Turkmen section of TAPI pipeline began in December 2015, and preparatory work is underway in the Afghan and Pakistani sections.
Turkmenistan plans to produce electricity up to 27.4 billion kilowatt hours by 2020 and to increase this volume up to 35.5 billion kilowatt hours by 2030.