Tajikistan’s New Hydroelectric Plant Can Benefit Entire Region - Hydro Balkans
+44 207 394 30 90 (London)

Tajikistan’s New Hydroelectric Plant Can Benefit Entire Region

Главная » News » Tajikistan’s New Hydroelectric Plant Can…

In the boldest signal of bilateral amity to date, Uzbekistan’s president announced during a seminal visit to Tajikistan on March 9 that he intends to support the major hydropower project that has been a source of tension between the two nations.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev told his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon that Uzbekistan is willing to get involved across the board in the Tajik hydroelectric sector, and name-checked the highly contentious giant Roghun Dam. Construction at Roghun is now underway and according to optimistic Tajik estimates should begin to generate power as early as the end of this year.

Both presidents noted in a joint statement to the media in Dushanbe that Tajikistan’s hydroelectric facilities could benefit the entire region. That marks a monumental change to the tone adopted under the late Uzbek leader Islam Karimov, who was aggressively opposed to Roghun project, describing it as a threat to his downstream nation’s security.

Much else was discussed and done on the first of two days that Mirziyoyev was scheduled to stay in the Tajik capital. One other major development with broad implications for the population was the signing of a deal to waive visa requirements for one another’s citizens for stays of up to one month.

Following the opening of 10 new bordering crossings earlier in the month, there will be no shortage of ways to travel from one country to the other. In the preceding eight years, only two crossings were available to the local population. One was west of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, near the town of Tursunzoda. Another was around two hours south of the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, and entered Tajikistan’s northern Sughd region. There are now crossing points up and down the border, linking sections of the shared Ferghana Valley and areas in the south, toward the Afghan border.

Source: OilPrice.com

MORE:

EBRD has acquired stake in Ictas Surdurulebilir Enerji Yatirimlari, the renewable energy arm of Turkey’s IC Holding for $100m

The EBRD’s investment is expected to provide new boost to Turkey’s renewable energy sector. Ictas Surdurulebilir Enerji Yatirimlari owns a portfolio of ten hydropower plants with a total capacity of 400MW. With the funding, the company expects to invest in wind and solar power with a combined capacity of up to 250MW. The investment will…


Romania’s Govt. renews promises for 10% IPO at Hidroelectrica

Romania’s Government plans to launch an initial public offer (IPO) for the sale of a 10% stake in hydropower producer Hidroelectrica and a 15% stake in coal and power company CE Oltenia, according to the 2019-2022 Convergence Program, passed by the Government on May 8. The offers would include the issuing of new shares by…


EPCG’s new investment cycle focuses on portfolio diversification, hydropower projects

A Belgrade consortium comprising engineering firm Energoprojekt Hidroinženjering and water management institute Jaroslav Černi has been selected to produce a conceptual design for hydropower plant (HPP) Komarnica, and has already prepared an environmentally acceptable technical solution, which paves the way for the construction of the power plant following decades of research, Igor Noveljić, CEO of…