Iran to supply Pakistan’s Balochistan province with 2000 MW of electricity

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran plans to export 2000 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan’s western province of Balochistan.
Abdul Malik, Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, in a joint press conference with Governor of Iranian province of Sistan and Balouchestan Ali Osat Hashemi, said Tehran has agreed to provide his province with 2000 megawatts of electricity.

He said 1000 megawatts of the energy imported from Iran will be used in Gwadar Port.

Iran annually exports over $2 billion worth of electricity to the neighboring countries, including Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Iraq.

The Islamic Republic seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity.

Elsewhere in the press conference, held Sunday in Quetta, the Pakistani official invited Iranian traders to invest in Pakistan in different fields such as fishing and mines.

Elsewhere, Abdul Malik also noted that the Iran-Pakistan joint border committee will hold a meeting later this month to discuss recent incidents in the border areas between two countries.

Hashemi is on a visit to Pakistan’s Balochistan province to discuss promotion of bilateral ties.

By Tasnim News Agency


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