8 Jun 2022 19:56

Japarov says Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan set to invest in HPP construction in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK. June 8 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan has expressed readiness to invest in the construction of Kambar-Ati-1 Hydro Power Plant in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov said during the groundbreaking ceremony for the hydropower plant in the country's Jalal-Abad Region on Wednesday.

"Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have expressed readiness to invest in the construction of Kambar-Ati-1 Hydro Power Plant. Meanwhile, we're planning to begin the construction, using our own resources. In order to do this, it was decided to revise the country's budget and set aside 1.5 billion som (about $18 million)," Japarov said.

The Kyrgyz authorities are planning to begin the construction of a tunnel, a bridge, a road leading to the hydropower plant, and a camp for builders.