Turkmenistan, Afghanistan intend to build new power line on Kerki-Hamyap-Garkyn route
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 28
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have signed a Protocol of intent on the construction of the Kerki-Hamyap-Garkyn border power transmission line (PTL), the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement July 27.
From Turkmen side has put his signature energy Minister Charymyrat Purcell, with the Afghan Minister of energy and water resources Mohammadpur of July.
The solemn ceremony of commissioning of a 110-kV power line Rabat-Kashan – Kalay-Nau took place yesterday in the city of Kalay-Nau of Badhyz province of Afghanistan with the participation of President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and a delegation of Turkmenistan led by the Minister of Energy Charymurat Purchekov.
Ghani noted in his speech that, “the supply of electricity to the city of Kalay-Nau is an indicator of the inviolability of friendship between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and the huge assistance from Turkmenistan to the Afghan people”.
Turkmenistan has traditionally supplied electricity to Northern Afghanistan on concessional terms, and the exports to the neighboring state will increase even more with the completion of the construction of additional power plants and infrastructure facilities.
Earlier it was reported that, the capacity of "Rabat-Kashan" substation in Mary region and "Atamyrat" substation in Lebap region of Turkmenistan has been expanded in order to ensure sustainable electricity supply. It was reported in 2017 that, the Turkmen electricity in the amount of 700 million kilowatt-hours is transmitted every year in two directions - along the power lines of Imamnazar-Andkhoy and Serkhetabat-Herat-Turgundi according to the signed contract.
It was reported in February 2018 that, the governments of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan signed an agreement on the construction of a power line along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) route. Turkish Çalyk Holding company expressed its interest to take part in the construction of this 500-kilovolt power line.