The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) power transmission line project has begun, a representative of the Afghan holding company DABS M. Khoshmand told Wadsam News Agency.
The states reached agreements on electric power supplies from Turkmenistan back in the fall of 2018. According to the plan, the volume will be 600 MW, and then it will increase to 1,000 MW.
DABS estimates that Afghanistan could earn $50 million/year on electricity transit from Turkmenistan to Pakistan, as presented by Mr. Hoshmand.
At the initial stage of work, a power line from Turkmenistan will be installed to the villages of Herat Farah, which will provide the local population with the necessary electrical resources. According to S. Ahmadzai, who represents the commercial management in the holding company, 70% residents of this area are experiencing a shortage of electricity.
In 2018, businessmen from ÇALIK Holding (Turkey) also announced their participation in the project, ready to spend $1.6 billion on the development of TAP.