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Govt opposes TUTAP project route’s diversion

Govt opposes TUTAP project route’s diversion

May 08, 2016 - 18:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): While opposing the diversion of TUTAP power project route, the Presidential Palace on Sunday said the Asian Development Bank (ADB) would facilitate the provision of electricity to central Bamyan province as requested by the government.

A statement from the palace quoted President Ashraf Ghani as saying the provision of power to Bamyan and some central provinces was a priority of the government and electricity to these provinces would be provided soon.

To finance power supply to Bamyan, the government had requested cooperation from ADB which had showed preparedness in assisting the scheme, the statement added.

Meanwhile, ADB energy department head for central and western Asian region, Cleo Kawawaki, informed Da Afghanistaninfo-icon Breshna Shirkat that the bank would finance extension of 220kv of power line from Pushta Sorkh area to Bamyan province.

The preliminary survey and design of the route would be completed by November and practical work would be launched on the project in the second quarter of 2017 and would be inaugurated in 18 to 24 months.

Last week, Second Vice-President Sarwar Danish criticised the Ministry of Energy and Water for deciding to implement the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistaninfo-icon (TUTAP) power project route trough Salang Passinfo-icon and called for the project to be passed through central provinces.

TUTAP power line will import 500kv of power from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to Pakistan through Afghanistan.



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