Turkmenistan is increasing the electricity supply to neighboring Afghanistan, said Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in his message to the participants of the international energy conference in Ashgabat.
“The high-voltage power transmission line, stretching from the Mary state power plant to the border with Afghanistan through the Atamyrat city, has improved the quality of electricity supply to the neighboring country”, he said.
The power transmission line of 220 kilovolts between Turkmenistan’s Iolatan and Tagtabazar has made it possible to double the volume of electricity supply to Afghanistan via the Imamnazar-Andkhoy route, according to the president’s message.
Turkmenistan supplies electricity on preferential terms. Under the intergovernmental agreements, the country supplies electricity via the Imamnazar-Andkhoy power transmission line with the capacity of 300 million kilowatt-hours and Serhetabat-Herat-Turgundi power transmission line with the capacity of 200 million kilowatt-hours.
For the present, opportunities have been created to increase the volume of electricity supply to Afghanistan via the Serhetabat-Herat-Turgundi route from 200 million kilowatt-hours to 400 million kilowatt-hours.
Ashgabat believes that all these steps will pave way for Afghanistan’s economic recovery and make it possible to solve the issues related to electricity supply to the settlements of the neighboring country. (Trend/Business World Magazine)