Kyrgyzstan to reach energy independence in one and half year

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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 20

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Kyrgyzstan will reach absolute energy independence in one and half year, 24.kg news agency reported on June 20 referring to Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev.

In the last four years electricity consumption in the country has increased by one and a half times, according to the president.

"The work on the second unit of Kambarata hydro-power plant will be completed by 2016, and it will work at full capacity. Now half of its generated electricity stays in the station because of the power lines. By that time the reconstruction of Bishkek heat and power plant are also completed, its capacity will increase by two times", Atambayev said.

He stressed that in 2015, the construction of Datka-Kemin power lines will be also completed.

"The construction of alternative road connecting the north and south of the country has begun. We are constructing Osh-Isfana road. In August, construction of a tunnel in Suzak will begin," the president added.

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