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NPC approves 5 contracts including CASA-1000

The National Procurement Authority (NPA) approved five contracts worth 1.6bn Afghanis including the CASA-1000 project during its 100th meeting session on Wednesday. According to a statement from the Afghan presidential palace, the other contracts approved included procurement of fuel and

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Indian company wins tender for CASA-1000 project

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) announced on Thursday that an Indian company has won the tender for the CASA-1000 power project which is expected to kick off soon. According to the officials, the Afghan government has outlined

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CASA-1000 inaugurates today

The Central Asia-South Asia-1000 (CASA-1000) power project is set to be launched in Dushanbe in Tajikistan on Thursday. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah have arrived in Tajikistan to attend the inauguration ceremony. Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin

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CASA-1000 power project to launch on May 12th

The much awaited Central Asia South Asia electricity import project (CASA-1000) is slated for inauguration on May 12. The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) made the announcement on Saturday and said the inauguration ceremony would take place in Tajikistan

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Pakistan, Tajikistan keen to boost economic ties

Pakistan and Tajikistan leadership have stressed on the need to strengthen transit and transportation through enhanced cooperation at the regional level. Ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali Saidmir said the bilateral trade and economic ties between Pakistan and Tajikistan would be further

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Final agreement on CASA-1000 signed in Turkey

Energy ministers of South and Central Asia signed a final agreement on the implementation of the CASA-1000 project on Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey. Work on the transmission line from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan is expected to start

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan to sign trilateral trade agreement

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan are soon going to enter a trilateral transit trade agreement in an attempt to further enhance economic and trade relations between the nations. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged early finalization of the transit trade agreement during

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Heart of Asia senior officials say security key to Afghanistan’s prosperity

Senior Officials of the members and supporters of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul process met on Monday in Islamabad to confer on and assess Afghanistan’s security situation and the Heart of Asia region. The participants agreed that peace, security and stability

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CASA-1000 pact inked in Turkey

Core project agreements of the long-awaited Central Asia South Asia 1000 (CASA 1000) were signed on April 23 in Istanbul, Turkey. The agreements consist of Four Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) between respective countries: a Master Agreement between all four parties;

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ADB suggests changing the CASA 1000 route

The Asian Development Bank has approached (ADB) Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national utility company, to change the path of the CASA 1000 electrical lines. The original path of the CASA 1000 project was intended to go from Kunduz

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Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on electricity transit fees

Afghanistan and Pakistan signed accord on the electricity transit fees for the trade of 1,300 MEW of electricity as part of the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000). The agreement was signed between Afghanistan’s Acting Finance

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CASA-1000 to bring in USD 65mn in revenue to Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MoE) official said implementation work of the CASA-1000 project would begin in 2015. Deputy Minister Eng. Ghulam Farooq Qazi said the project would generate USD 65mn in revenue to Afghanistan. “We expect revenue of

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Afghan government signs 4 key projects with the World Bank

The Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal signed agreements on four key development projects with the World Bank (WB) on Saturday. Worth USD 255.50mn, the projects include CASA-1000, Non-Formal Approach to Training Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA), Kabul Municipal

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World Bank grants USD 526.5 million for CASA project

The World Bank Group’s Board of Directors approved today US$ 526.5 million in grant and credit financing for the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) for four countries: Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. This transmission infrastructure project

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Afghanistan, Tajikistan discuss developing cooperation

Afghan Economy Minister and Co-chairman of the Tajik-Afghan intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation, Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, met with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to confer on ways to develop cooperation between the two neighboring countries. The two parties

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Afghanistan, Central Asia finalize CASA-1000 power purchase deal

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed in principle the terms and conditions of the CASA-1000 power purchase deal. A resolution to this effect was signed in Washington on Wednesday at a meeting organized by the World Bank with support from

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CASA-1000 profitable for Afghanistan’s economy and security

Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) official said Afghanistan could avail itself of the Central Asia-South Asia (CASA-1000) electricity transmission project to develop its economic and security sectors. CASA-1000 is designed to transmit 1,300MW of surplus electricity from Tajikistan and

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CASA-1000 profitable for Afghanistan's economy and security

Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) official said Afghanistan could avail itself of the Central Asia-South Asia (CASA-1000) electricity transmission project to develop its economic and security sectors. CASA-1000 is designed to transmit 1,300MW of surplus electricity from Tajikistan and

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World Bank and Islamic Development Bank agree on CASA-1000 electricity project

The World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank have agreed on investments for the Central Asia and the South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000). CASA-1,000 is designed to transmit 1,300MW of surplus electricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic through Afghanistan,

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Afghanistan-Pakistan to extend transit trade agreement

Sunday, President Karzai and his Pakistan counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, agreed to extend the two nations’ transit trade agreement to Central Asia, which can potentially boost up bilateral and regional trade. The decision was taken on the sidelines of the

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