The CASA-1000 project aims to involve the local communities living along the route of the transmission line infrastructure. Community Benefit Sharing studies for all the project countries are in progress. Based on the studies and in consultation with the joint Working Groups of the four project countries, community benefits will be appropriately incorporated into the project components during the periods of design, construction, and operation. By encouraging community benefit sharing, the CASA-1000 project can demonstrate good practice for other large infrastructure projects in the region.
The contracts were awarded to UN-Habitat, Afghanistan for Afghanistan, SABAWON for Pakistan, and Foundation to Support Civil Society Initiatives, Tajikistan for the Central Asian countries.