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16-11-2011, 10:14

The implementation of CASA-1000 project will begin in 2012

Avesta.Tj | 16.11.2011 | Question regional project CASA-1000 discussed by representatives of energy agencies in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan on 15-16 November in Dushanbe.


In particular, participants discussed issues of investment and timing of the project CASA-1000, involving the transfer of electricity from Central Asia to South Asia.


Addressing the audience, 1st Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry of Tajikistan. Pulod Mukhiddinov noted that at present the first phase of the project, including a feasibility study for the project.


"According to a feasibility study, to be built high-voltage power line, a length of about 1 thousand kilometers from the territory of Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and ending with," - said Mukhiddinov.


According to him, according to a feasibility study for the entire transmission line will be built three major substations. "The project is estimated at $ 950 million", - said the deputy minister.


According to him the project will be implemented over 4 years, and the project is scheduled to begin in 2012. "At the beginning of Tajikistan will be able to export in the summer about 6 billion kilowatt / hours of electricity. Gradually, the export of Tajik electricity to Pakistan will grow up to 4 MW "- sure Mukhiddinov.


According to him, to the project have expressed interest and are willing to fund a number of international financial institutions and individual countries. Today, the working committee, comprising representatives of the energy agencies of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the question will be determined in the possibility of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the volume of exports of electricity, as well as determine the readiness of the importing countries that are Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Participants of the meeting it was stressed that the profitability of the project lies in the fact that importing countries need the most electricity in the summer, that is, when in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, there is a surplus of electricity.


According to the developers of the feasibility study on the CASA-1000 project is advantageous from both an economic and an environmental point of view. Recall CASA-1000 project involves the export of electricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Tajikistan has set itself the goal of achieving energy independence through Rogun hydroelectric, against whom, as well, and CASA-1000 project serves neighboring Uzbekistan.


Previously, its intention to fund this regional project said the Russian side, said he was ready to invest in it hundreds of millions of dollars.