Islamabad: According to our sources, the CASA-1000 project, which will move 1,300 MW of hydropower from Tajikistan to Pakistan, has begun construction on the HVDC converter station in Nowshera.

National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited has begun work on an HVDC converter station for a CASA-1000 power project in the Azakhel Bala Nowshera region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to supply 1300 MW of power from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to Pakistan from Afghanistan, according to reports.

Construction of a 1270 km transmission line to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan is also underway as part of the initiative and will be completed by 2023, while the converter station will be finished by 2024.

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According to the spokesman, the $205 million project agreement was signed, and NTDC had reached another milestone in the power transmission system.

Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to finish the CASA-1000 energy project as soon as possible.

In the summer, 1,300 megawatts of hydropower will be moved from Tajikistan to Pakistan as part of the CASA-1000 power project, helping to meet the country’s rising demand.

A 1270 km transmission line is also being built in this regard, while NTDC is building a 113 km HVDC transmission line from the Torkham border to the Nowshera converter station in Pakistan, according to the converter station’s location. The four walls have been built and are now complete.

According to the agreement’s construction date, the transmission line will be completed by 2023, and the HVDC converter station project will be completed by 2024.

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At the start of construction, Dr. Khawaja Rifat Hassan, Managing Director, NTDC Engineer, estimated that the transmission line from Converter Station and Torkham Border to Nowshera would cost the US $205 million. I admired the efforts of the team.

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