‘CASA-1000’ Quadrilateral Summit Held in Tajikistan

(Last Updated On: July 06, 2017 7:44 pm)

A trilateral summit between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan and a quadrilateral summit of CASA-1000 member nations held in Dushanbe city, the capital of Tajikistan.

The CASA-1000 project aims at developing energy corridor and land connectivity between Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Tajikistan president expressed concern over the slow process of works for implementation of electricity transmission project from Central Asia.

“From our view, the project is out of date. We believe that it is important to prevent the slow process of CASA 1000 project and increase our joint efforts in specified areas,” said Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon.

President Ghani also noted about the government’s efforts for the implementation of the project.

“Afghanistan has devoted its great efforts to turn CASA 1000 into one practical project,” said President Ghani.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also said Pakistan needs energy for its socio-economic development and run its industrial sector to its full potential. He said the project would help generate employment opportunities and uplift standards of living of people of Pakistan.

CASA-1000 is  project for the supply of electricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and Afghanistan, which started in 2016. The project is expected to be completed by 2018 and is expected to provide 1,300 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan.

The World Bank had approved a grant of $526.5 million for the project in March 2014.

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