Afghanistan selects two Indian companies for CASA - 1000 power project

Afghanistan selects two Indian companies for CASA - 1000 power project
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KABUL - Officials of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) on Monday said that two Indian companies have been selected to start the work on the CASA-1000 power project in Afghanistan , TOLO News has reported.

 

The Indian companies are expected to begin with the installation of transmission lines within the framework of CASA-1000 in a month’s time, the officials said.

 

The Afghan government is expected to invest $235 million for the implementation of the project and the Indian companies will implement the project inside Afghanistan in three phases.

 

The project worth $2.1 billion USD, will cross seven provinces, Minister of Energy and Water, Ali Ahmad Usmani, said.

“This is not the only project which will transfer energy from Central Asia to Afghanistan and South Asia, but this is a bridge which connects the four nations in the region,” said Osmani.

 

Jamshed Shoimzoda, Deputy Minister of Energy and Water of Tajikistan, said that CASA-1000 project connects the people and paves the way for the progress of countries in the region, adding that from the technical aspect, CASA-1000 is a unique project in the region, he says.

 

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