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Turkmenistan to export electricity to Pakistan, other states

19 August, 2014

Bishkek: Vice Prime Minister of the Turkmen Government Murad Artykov told about the activities conducted to increase exports of electricity surplus to Pakistan and other countries during the governmental session, the press service of the Turkmen state media reported here on Monday.

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Bishkek: Vice Prime Minister of the Turkmen Government Murad Artykov told about the activities conducted to increase exports of electricity surplus to Pakistan and other countries during the governmental session, the press service of the Turkmen state media reported here on Monday.

Thus, rapid construction of substations and high-voltage power lines to the border with Afghanistan will assist to deliver Turkmen electricity to Pakistan, Tajikistan and other neighboring states.

In order to increase the volume of exported electricity from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Lebap and Mary provinces hold constructions of 9 facilities, including 900 kilometers of five power lines and four substations.

"To date, three 220 kV power lines have been completed. 500 kV Mary, 220 kV Watan and 220 kV Farap power stations have been rehabilitated. Construction of a power transmission line from Mary HPP to Atamyrat will be finished soon," the Vice PM said.

In addition, Afghanistan plans to build several high-voltage power lines until 2018 in order to receive Turkmen electricity at full capacity and transit it to Pakistan.

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