Turkish company building power line from Turkmenistan to South Asia
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 9
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the chairman of the board of the Turkey's Calik Holding Ahmet Calik, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Government.
The Turkish businessman informed meeting participants about the ongoing construction of a 500 kilovolt power line along the transnational gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI). It was noted that construction is being carried out in line with the initial plan.
"The implementation of the project will provide an opportunity to export electricity in transit to other countries of Southeast Asia, whose governments have repeatedly stated their high interest in the speedy implementation of this project," Turkmenistan State News Agency wrote.
Proposals for the implementation of new projects with the participation of Calik Holding were also presented at the meeting.
Turkmenistan has been already supplying electricity to neighboring Afghanistan.
Earlier, the Turkmen Ministry of Energy said that there are great opportunities for the transit of Turkmen electricity through Afghanistan to Tajikistan, Pakistan and India.
Turkmenistan intends to generate electricity up to 35.5 billion kilowatt-hours by 2030.