The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Welcomes the Resumption of CASA-1000 Activities in Afghanistan by the World Bank


The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan welcomes the recent announcement by the World Bank that, amongst other initiatives in support of the people of Afghanistan related to its “Approach 3.0”, the Central Asia-South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (“CASA-1000”) in Afghanistan will be resumed as had been requested in December by all three neighbouring countries participating in the project. This announcement marks a significant step forward in the region’s commitment to energy collaboration.

As a result, the Government of Pakistan is pleased to announced it has joined the other neighbouring countries – the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan – in signing a Joint Declaration to thank the World Bank for its timely response in approving the “ring-fenced” resumption of construction in Afghanistan, as well as to confirm their agreement to fully support the World Bank in implementation of the parameters agreed with its Board for resumption of CASA-1000 construction activities in Afghanistan.

CASA-1000 is a $1.2 billion regional project to bring clean energy from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan via Afghanistan.

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