The Project will interconnect the power grids in Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
The Project's scope will cover the construction of a 220 kilovolt (kV) double-circuit transmission line that will link the hydropower stations located on the Vakhsh River in Tajikistan to the border town of Sherkan Bandar; then to Kunduz, Baglan, and Pul-e-Khumri in Afghanistan. This line will be ultimately linked to Afghanistan's major electricity demand centre, Kabul, through the Afghan 220 kV corridor currently under construction, linking Pul-e-Khumri to Kabul.
The Project will also include upgrading and new investments in Tajikistan that will help reduce the winter power deficit by (i) increasing the available level of generation, and (ii) decreasing the level of technical losses in south Tajikistan. Both measures will aim to export 300 megawatt (MW) to Afghanistan and generate additional 320 gigawatt-hour (GWh) annually in Tajikistan.
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