Central Asian States to Participate in Two Hydropower Stations Construction

The first session of Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Uzbek groups of experts for elaboration of a draft construction project of two Kambarat hydroelectric power plants will take place on March 13-14 in Bishkek.

According to preliminary estimates, the construction of the first Kambarat hydroelectric power plant costs 1.7-bln dollars, the second one costs 210-230 mln dollars.

It is expected that Central Asian states, Russia and the World Bank will have shares in the project.

According to the draft project, two dams of the power plant will be constructed on the Syrdarya above the Toktogul hydroelectric plant in Kyrgyzstan.

The Toktogul hydroelectric plant will be used by Uzbek and southern Kazakhstan's agricultural companies as a reservoir for efficient use of water from the Syrdarya during spring and summer.