ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Thursday laid the foundation stone of key power project Central Asia South Asia (CASA) 1000 power project near Dushanbe in Tajikistan.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov jointly launched the project at an impressive ceremony. On the occasion, the leaders were briefed about the project.
The project is likely to be completed by 2018.
Under the project, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will supply 1300 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The CASA-1000 is a flagship project, and the first of its kind that will link Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan through electricity grid.