Ashgabat, Tehran to hold talks
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Nov. 27 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov instructed to discuss the issue of supply and mutual settlement of electricity during the Turkmen delegation's visit to Iran, an official Turkmen source reported.
The two countries study the project to boost the Turkmen electricity supply to the neighboring provinces of Iran. This issue was discussed at the recent governmental meeting, at which President Berdimuhammedov emphasized the importance of electricity as one of the most promising sectors, as well as the need to implement export capacity of it.
The energy potential of Turkmenistan is to increase its export supplies via existing and planned routes. In accordance with the 2011-2030 National Social and Economic Development Programme electric power production in the country will increase to 25.5 billion Kilowatt-hours a year and the volume of electric power exports will raise to over 11 billion Kilowatt-hours a year. In September 2010, the country's leadership stated that Turkmenistan is systematically increasing its electricity supply to Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey.
In addition, the promising routes of electric power supplies from Turkmenistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan and to Pakistan via Afghanistan take real shape.