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“Casa 1000” project is stopped in Afghanistan

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Kabul: The executive director of the “Casa 1000” electricity transmission project announced that this project has been stopped due to the unfavorable conditions in Afghanistan.

“Faiz Ali Samiif”, the executive director of the “Casa 1000” electricity transmission project in Tajikistan, said: The final phase of this project is expected to be completed next year in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.

It is said that the World Bank, one of the key donors and supporters of this project, has decided to focus on other essential matters in Afghanistan, including “Education”, “Agriculture”, “Health” and “Family Programs”.

The executive director of the Casa 1000 power transmission project of Tajikistan expressed his hope that contacts will be established with the Afghan side for the implementation of this project.

The plan of the Casa 1000 electricity transmission project was proposed in the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference (RICA) in 2005 and was supposed to be put into operation in 2020.

It was expected to transfer 300 MW of electricity to Afghanistan and 1000 MW of electricity to Pakistan through the CASA project.

Through the Casa 1000 project, electricity is transferred from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan.

This project worth 1.2 billion dollars has been supported by Western countries, but now there are doubts about its continuation.

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