Islamabad: A new electricity transmission system to connect all four countries, called CASA-1000, The $1.2 billion, 750-kilometre-long transmission line which is expected to be complete by 2018 will allow Pakistan to import electricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan via Afghanistan to minimise the country’s electricity shortage.
The initial plan is to transmit about 1,300MW electricity from Republic and Tajikistan to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Pakistan will consume about 1,000MW of the exported energy while 300MW will be used by Afghanistan. Around 16 per cent of the transmission line of will pass through Tajikistan, 75pc through Afghanistan and 9pc through Pakistan.
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