DUSHANBE, February 1, Asia-Plus  -- Construction of electricity transmission line from Tajikistan to Pakistan is supposed to top negotiations between energy ministers of the two countries, which are expected to be held in Islamabad in late February – early March  this year, according to information from the Tajik Ministry of Energy.  

As it had been reported earlier, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was singed between Tajikistan and Pakistan on exploring the feasibility of exporting electricity from Tajikistan to Pakistan during a visit of Pakistani Water and Power Minister Liaqat Ali Jatoi to Tajikistan in March last year.  Tajik Energy Minister Jurabek Nurmahmadov and Pakistani Water and Power Minister Liaqat Ali Jatoi signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a 700-kilometer power-transmission line linking Tajikistan and Pakistan .

Tajik energy minister will visit Pakistan to finalize modalities for the power export to Pakistan . Mr. Liaqat Ali Jatoi stated during his visit that Pakistani side supported the project and was ready fund it.  

Later, at the end of last year, Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov addressing the first meeting in Dushanbe on creation of an international energy-water consortium noted that Pakistan was ready to construct the power-transmission line Roghun-Peshawar via Kabul .  

The future meeting in Islamabad is also expected to discuss the possibility of participation of Pakistani capital in the construction of the second stage of the Roghun hydroelectric power station in Tajikistan , according to the source.