Pakistan to import 1000MW from Turkmenistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has decided to import one-thousand megawatt electricity from Turkmenistan in order to overcome the current power outage.

Ministry of Water and Light has said that the imported light would cost at two to three rupees while the remaining amount would be invested over its transition, media reported. Under the project Turkmenistan would provide thirteen-hundred megawatt electricity, out of which Afghanistan would import three hundred megawatt and Pakistan would import one-thousand megawatt electricity.  The cost of the project is one billion dollar, while all the preparations are made for the required investment in the project. And the all the financial matter would be finalized till 2013, where the project would be completed in 2016.Source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/business/18-Sep-2012/pakistan-to-import-1000mw-from-turkmenistan