Turkmenistan Intensifies Work on International Power Transmission Line Projects

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Turkmenistan Intensifies Work on International Power Transmission Line Projects
An agreement was signed on cooperation in the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan power transmission line project.

Intense work is underway to increase the export of Turkmenistan's electricity to foreign countries.

Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan signed an agreement on Friday with the TAPP-500 Power Transmission Line FZE, a subsidiary of Çalik Holding A.Ş. (Turkish Republic), on cooperation in implementing the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) power transmission line project.

This meeting was organized to develop a legal framework for a mutual partnership on the construction of a 220 kW power line. The parties agreed on issues related to the laying of a Turkmen part of the transnational energy system, which starts from Mary Hydroelectric Power Station and ends reaching Herat, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

In order to timely and successfully construct the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) electricity transmission line, the International Electricity Projects Department in the TAP direction was created within the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan on Thursday.

In January 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan and the Turkish Çalik Holding A.Ş on cooperation in the implementation of the project for the construction of the TAP power transmission line.

The construction of the power line from Mary to Herat is scheduled to begin in February 2020 and be completed in August 2021.