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Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Tajikistan: Work on the CASA-1000 project in Tajikistan will be completed by the end of 2021

16 июля 2020
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The construction of power transmission lines within the CASA-1000 energy project in Tajikistan will be completed on time. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic Jamshed Shoimzoda at a press conference on July 14 in Dushanbe.

The coronavirus pandemic, which has engulfed many countries of the world, did not affect the progress of construction work under the CASA-1000 project, the Ministry of Energy of Tajikistan said.

“The work is being carried out according to the plan. To date, more than 30% of the necessary construction equipment has been delivered to the Republic of Tajikistan. In agreement with the Ministry of Energy, negotiations have been completed between the contractor Kalpataru and Nokili TALCO on the purchase of 1,780 km of cable for 9.7 million somoni, "Jamshed Shoimzoda said.

 The project for the Tajik section of CASA-1000 is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.

The CASA-1000 project involves the supply of electricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is expected that 70% of the electricity that will go through it to Afghanistan and Pakistan will be from Tajikistan, 30% from Kyrgyzstan.

The total cost of the project is over $ 1 billion.The project costs are distributed as follows: Tajikistan - $ 314 million, Kyrgyzstan - $ 209 million, Afghanistan - $ 354 million and Pakistan - $ 209 million.

International financial institutions - the World Bank (WB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the UK government and others - act as investors in Tajikistan.

 In particular, the WB will allocate $ 45 million for the implementation of the Tajik section of this project, the IDB - $ 70 million, the EBRD - $ 110 million.

The Swedish branch of ABB company and the Indian company Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. are building the CASA-1000 facilities in Tajikistan.

According to the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan, the CASA-1000 project and previously signed agreements, the import of electricity is planned for a period of 15 years.

During this period, it is planned to return the investment and make a profit. The cost of electricity that will be supplied during this period has also been determined.

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