Indian Firms to Build Power Line From Tajikistan to
Dec 26, 2008 - BBC Monitoring - Central Asia
The Indian companies the KEC International Ltd. and
the RPG Transmission Ltd. have won a tender to construct
electricity transmission lines in Tajikistan, from
the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power station, which
is being constructed, to the border with Afghanistan.
The deputy chief engineer of the open joint stock
holding company Barq-i Tojik [Tajik Electricity],
Rashid Gulov, told the Khovar news agency that a centre
for supervising energy projects jointly with the Asian
Development Bank (ADB) had announced a tender to construct
electricity transmission lines.
According to the project the Indian companies will
construct 118- km-long electricity transmission line
from the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power station which
is constructed in the Tajik south to the [Afghan]
town of Pol-e Khomri.
The cost of the project is 19m dollars.
"The Asian Development Bank and the OPEC fund [for
international development] will allocate money [for
this project]," Gulov said.
He also said that this power line was essential for
Tajikistan, because after putting into operation the
Sangtuda-1 and Sangtuda-2 hydroelectric power stations,
which are being constructed on the River Vakhsh with
participation of Russian and Iranian investments,
electricity output would increase in the summer period
and surplus electricity might be exported to the South
The construction of the electricity transmission
line will start in late January.
Originally published by Khovar website, Dushanbe,
in Russian 26 Dec 08.
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