Quadri nation CASA 1000 project launched with vision of enhanced S.Asia, Central Asia integration

By Shumaila Andleeb

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, May 12 (APP): The leaders of Pakistan,
Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan Thursday jointly launched
the Central Asia South Asia (CASA 1000) electricity project, terming it “win win and mutually rewarding” for all stakeholder states and beneficial for the prosperity of their peoples.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Tajikistan’s President
Emomali Rahmon, Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and
Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Jeenbekov Sooranbai performed the formal launch by tightening bolts of the grand power transmission tower, installed at the Tursunzade city, some 47 kilometres from capital Dushanbe.

Under CASA 1000, Pakistan will be able to obtain 1,000 MW of
electricity, generated by Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan via Afghanistan, which will also get 300 MW of the total 1,300 MW.