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CASA-1000 to be inaugurated in May 0

Posted on May 02, 2016 by KazCham

The Central Asia-South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000) will be inaugurated on 12 May by top officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The project is supported by the World Bank Group, Islamic Development Bank, US Agency for International Development (USAID), UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

The inauguration ceremony will be attended by high-level government officials from the four participating countries and representatives of the donor countries and organisations.

CASA-1000 will provide a new electricity transmission system to connect all four countries involved. It will help them to make the most efficient use of Central Asia’s hydropower resources by enabling the countries to transfer and sell their electricity surplus during the summer months to the energy-deficient countries of South Asia.

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