Turkmenistan, Pakistan discuss transmission line project

Power Division secretary explains different electricity transmission models to the Turkmen delegation

Our Correspondent May 01, 2019
Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan has said that keeping in view the most competitive electricity prices offered by Turkmenistan, Pakistan is closely following an electricity transmission line project and is ready to conduct feasibility studies.

He underscored the importance of close brotherly relations between Pakistan and Turkmenistan and said such projects would further boost bilateral ties.

He was speaking to an energy-sector delegation of Turkmenistan, led by Turkmen Energo SPC Chairman Durdy Elyasov.

Power Division Secretary Irfan Ali and other senior officials of the division, NTDC, Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) and Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) were present in the meeting.

The two sides discussed various aspects of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan power transmission line project.

The Power Division secretary explained to the Turkmen delegation different electricity transmission models. 

Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2019.

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