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Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Sign Energy Pact

Sunday 14 October 2018

ASHGABAT — The energy ministers of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan signed an agreement to strengthen energy cooperation through the ambitious Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan transmission line, according to reports.

A report in Turkmenistan Today said the two sides discussed issues related to the project like laying transmission lines on the territory of neighbouring states.

The agreement defines the volume of electricity that will be supplied to Afghanistan through the new transmission line – 300 MW to Herat and Kandahar cities each. In the future, it is likely to be increased to 1 GW.

For years Afghanistan has been receiving electricity and liquefied gas from Turkmenistan at discounted prices via the Ymamnazar-Andkhoy and Serhetabat-Herat transmission lines. This summer, Rabat-Kashan-Kalay-Nau border transmission line, totalling 112 km and with a capacity of 100 MWh, was commissioned for the supply of Turkmen electricity to Northern Afghanistan.

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