ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Jan. 24
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Myrat Artykov has been appointed head of International Electricity Projects Department on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) power transmission line, Trend reports referring to the published Turkmen presidential decree.
At the working government meeting, Artykov reported on the progress in the implementation of the project for laying the power transmission line in this direction, according to the Turkmen Altyn Asyr TV channel.
“Increasing the potential of the industry will contribute to further growth in the export of Turkmen electricity, primarily to Afghanistan,” Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said at the meeting.
The corresponding work has been ongoing since February 2018, on the basis of an agreement signed between the governments of the countries involved in the project. A 500-kilovolt power transmission line is being built by Turkey’s Calik Holding A.S. company.
Turkmenistan is already supplying electricity to neighboring Afghanistan. The power stations and high-voltage power lines were built in Turkmenistan to increase supply volumes.
Earlier, Turkmen Ministry of Energy said that there are opportunities to transit Turkmen electricity through Afghanistan to Tajikistan, Pakistan and India.
Turkmenistan plans to generate up to 35.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity by 2030.