To overcome the energy crisis the authorities are looking for an agreement with Central Asian countries Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to export spare energy, 1300 MW, in which Afghanistan would get 300MW while the remaining 1000MW would be used by Pakistan . National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) organized a public consultation on social and environmental impacts of high voltage transmission system CASA-1000 project between Tajikistan and Pakistan via Afghanistan on Thursday in Islamabad . The project is financially supported by the World Bank . Environment expert in World Bank , Javed Afzal , said that the objective of the consultative session was to address the social and environmental impacts of high voltage transmission system between Tajikistan and Pakistan via Afghanistan . He said that the project has both social and environmental impacts and people have their reservations. The Kyrgyz Republic , Tajikistan , Afghanistan and Pakistan are pursuing the development of electricity trading arrangements and the establishment of a Central Asia - South Asia Regional Electricity Market (CASAREM). Since 2005 these four countries have intensified their internal co-operation with international financial institutions, including the World Bank . He went on to say that a 477km/500-kv high voltage direct current (HVDC)transmission line from Dakta in Kyrgyz Republic to Khojend in the North of Tajikistan and 750km/500 KV transmission line between Sagtuda in Southern part of Tajikistan to Peshawar in Pakistan via Kabul, Afghanistan would be constructed. The line route will use about 117km in Tajikistan , 562km across Afghanistan and finally 71km in Pakistan , he further added. The transmission line route in Pakistan follows the areas along the Torkhm-Jamrud Road . Approximately 27 settlements are located near the corridor of impact (COI) in Khyber Agency of Fata . The project would add around 1000MW, which could relieve the growing gap between supply and demand in the country. It to be mentioned that the total duration of the project would be 58 months and will be completed in the next five years while its construction will be started next year. Day long consolation program was held on 23 Dec in Peshawer the capital of Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa (KPK).
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