YEREVAN, August 23. /ARKA/. Armenia and Georgia has great potential to expand their cooperation in energy sector and intend to fulfill it, Georgian minister of energy and vice-premier Kahka Kaladze said in Yerevan.
After his meeting with the Armenian minister of energy Yervand Zahkaryan on Friday Kaladze thanked Armenian colleagues for cooperation and stressed the importance of energy ties between the countries.
Zakharyan, in his turn, said the priority task is to increase volumes of energy supplies between Armenia and Georgia. Under the respective program, the new high-voltage line of 400 kilovolt is to bring today’s capacity of 200 megawatt up to 700 megawatt
Armenian minister of energy stressed the importance of energy cooperation in emergency cases and expressed gratitude to Georgia for assistance in gas trunk breakdown repairs.
The report says Armenia, in her turn, gave a helping hand to Georgia in a recent energy supply interruption.
Earlier, the deputy minister of energy of Armenia Yosif Isayan said the new high-voltage line to Georgia to be commissioned by 2018 will cost 330 million euros, of them 300 million will be spent on works in Armenia and 30 million in the territory of Georgia. –0--