The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has provided a grant worth US$415,850 to Tajikistan’s Ministry of Energy to fund a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Kairakkum and Varzob hydroelectric power plants.
According to BISNIS, part of the US Department of Commerce, Washington DC, USTDA said that ‘the grant marks the opening of USTDA’s assistance programme to Tajikistan and is an example of the agency’s commitment to assist that country in its efforts to expand its electricity production to further its economic development.’
Meanwhile, Tajikistan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Asadullo Ghulomov, has announced that the re-construction of the Pamir-1 hydroelectric power plant in Gorno Badakhshan is to be completed on 31 October this year.
The plant will cost US$9.7M to re-construct.
The PamirEnergy energy company said operation of the plant’s two generating units was suspended in May to allow the work to take place.