Islamabad: The Central Asia-South Asia power project (CASA-1000) is fast-reaching completion and would transmit surplus hydroelectricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and Afghanistan by mid-2020, as per a news source. This statement has come from the Tajikistan Secretary of the Embassy Bahodur Buriev while talking at the International Conference on the International Decade for Action.
The project was initially launched during May 2016 for transmitting over 1,000 MW of electricity to Pakistan and 300 MWs to Afghanistan. The cost of this project is estimated at USD 1.2 billion. Buriev said that Tajikistan has proposed to expand public-private partnership for expanding new opportunities to attract additional investment in the water sector and infrastructure.