Pakistan and Tajik to build a second high-voltage transmission lines

Pakistan and Tajik to build a second high-voltage transmission lines

2017-08-17
Pakistan and Tajik to build a second high-voltage transmission lines

Pakistan and the Government of Tajikistan to form a research group to conduct a feasibility study on a second high-voltage transmission line connecting Central Asian countries and northern Pakistan.

It is reported that the two countries have launched the Central Asia - South Asia power cooperation plan. According to this plan, Pakistan will import 1,000 megawatts of electricity from Tajikistan to meet domestic electricity demand.

The second study and construction of the Central Asia-South Asia high-voltage transmission line is to expand Tajikistan's electricity exports and add 1,000 megawatts on an existing basis.

According to the senior government of Pakistan, the government-led research team will conduct a due diligence and feasibility study to verify the socio-economic feasibility of building a second Pakistan-Tajik high-voltage transmission project.

It is reported that Tajikistan is one of the most abundant hydropower resources in the world, accounting for 4% of the global hydropower resources, 53% of the Central Asian hydropower resources.