World Bank funds Tajik-Afghan power supply project
Sep 12, 2007 - BBC Monitoring
The World Bank (WB) has allocated 3m dollars [to
Tajikistan] to draw up a feasibility study for a project
to construct the Sangtuda [Tajikistan]-Sherkhan Bandar
[northern Afghanistan] high-voltage power transmission
line, Avesta news agency has been told at the Tajik
Ministry of Energy and Industry.
[Passage omitted: a total of 109m dollars are needed
to construct the power transmission line]
In February this year, the Asian Development Bank
(ADB) and the Tajik Finance Ministry signed a credit
agreement on [allocating] 21.5m dollars [to Tajikistan]
to implement a regional project on electricity supplies
from Tajikistan to Afghanistan.
"Part of the funds allocated by the ADB will be
spent on the construction of the 220 kV high-voltage
power transmission line, which will link hydroelectric
power stations on the River Vakhsh with the Afghan
border town of Sherkhan Bandar, as well as the Afghan
towns of Konduz, Baglad, Pol-e Khomri and Kabul,"
the ministry stressed.
[Passage omitted: covered details of contributions
from other organizations to fund the project]
Source: Avesta website, Dushanbe, in Russian 0749
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