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Pakistan Invites Russia to Supply Extra Hydroelectricity in Winter Months

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Pakistan invited Russia to join the CASA-1000 project that redirects the excess of hydroelectricity from Central Asian countries to Pakistan.

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NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — Russia would deliver hydroelectricity to Pakistan from October to April, when the other members of CASA-1000, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, produce less, Pakistani newspaper The News International reported Thursday.

According to the newspaper, Russia and Pakistan have also agreed to start talks on Russian investment in the 600MW gas fired power plant at Jamshoro in the course of the Islamabad meeting between Water and Power Ministry Secretary Mohammad Younus Dagha and Russian Deputy Energy Minister Yuri Sentyurin.

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Dagha reportedly pointed out that, since the power evacuation system was already in place, this project, replacing the existing infrastracture to boost the capacity of the station, would be extremely attractive to Russian investors.

Russia and Pakistan are set to start work on one more ambitious joint energy project soon, the construction of the North-South gas pipeline in October, the agreement for which was signed in 2015. The 683-mile Karachi-to-Lahore pipeline, expected to cost some $2 billion, will have an annual capacity of up to 12.4 billion cubic meters of gas.

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