19 Oct 2023 14:26

China Southern Power Grid and Uzbekhydroenergo will build a $1 bln hydroelectric power station in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT. Oct 19 (Interfax) - China Southern Power Grid International will take part in the construction of a hydroelectric power station in Uzbekistan, the press service of Uzbekhydroenergo reported.

"As part of the Third "One Belt, One Road" International Forum in Beijing, Uzbekhydroenergo and China's Southern Power Grid signed an agreement on the joint implementation of the project for the construction of the Upper Pskem Hydroelectric Power Station with a capacity of 600 MW," the statement said.

The hydroelectric power station will be built in the Bostanlyk district of the Tashkent region on the Pskem River. The cost of the project is estimated at $1 billion.

Uzbekhydroenergo and China Southern Power Grid entered into a memorandum of understanding in July 2023 for the construction of three hydroelectric power plants with a total capacity of 820 MW in the Tashkent region.