Energy and Industry Minister of Tajikistan Gul Sherali met with German Ambassador to Tajikistan Doris Hertrampf on Saturday, Asia-Plus reports on Monday.
As Tajik Energy and Industry Ministry said, during the meeting the sides discussed issues of bilateral Tajik-German cooperation in the energy and industry, in particular the construction of small hydro power plants, as well as establishment of joint ventures for the production of solar batteries in Tajikistan. Also, the meeting discussed the possibility of cooperation on the CASA-1000 project, as well as cooperation in other industrial sectors.
Gul Sherali proposed to accelerate upgrading small hydropower plant "Oksu-1" and the construction of a small hydropower plant "Oksu-2" in Murghab district of Badakhshan. Upgrading and construction of these plants is carried out at the expense of free aid of the German government.
As it was reported previously, in March 2012, the German company "Fichtner" completed preliminary calculations on the feasibility study of the project of construction of small hydropower plants in Murghab district, by presenting its findings to the company "Pamir Energy".
This project envisages the modernization of HPP "Oksu-1" (800 kW) and construction of HPP Oksu-2 "(1000 kW).