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Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, the delegation began talks on the joint construction of two hydroelectric power plants on Tajik territory, said on Tuesday the press service of the Uzbek Ministry of Energy.
According to the press service, 28 January in Tashkent talks were held between the working groups of the two countries to discuss issues of joint construction of hydroelectric power station on the Zarafshan River in Tajikistan. Group headed by First Deputy Minister of Energy of Uzbekistan Jurabek Mirzamahmudov and Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan Jamshed Shoimzoda Shodi.
"The subject of discussion is a draft agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on the manner and conditions of share participation in the construction and operation of hydroelectric plants," - said in a statement.
According to the Ministry of Energy, in the framework of the first phase is planned to construct Yavan HPP with the capacity of 140 MW and an estimated cost of 282 million dollars in the next stage, the parties will consider the possibility of building a hydroelectric power station on the river Fandarya capacity of 135 MW, with an estimated value of $ 270 million.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the Washington press conference. January 7, 2020
"Constructed power plants will produce up to 1.4 billion kWh of green electricity exclusively for the needs of the Republic of Uzbekistan", - added the ministry. The project will contribute to support the peak power of the unified energy system and create new jobs at the joint construction and operation of hydroelectric power stations, as well as the flow of electricity to other regions of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, on a parity basis.
In August 2018 President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyayev on the visit to the country of his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon said that the Uzbek side will take part in the construction of two hydroelectric power plants in Tajikistan 320 MW.