Uzbekistan, Tajikistan to work together in hydropower sector
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 4
By Fakhri Vakilov – Trend:
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have agreed to continue and deepen joint work in the hydropower sector, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan.
Following the meeting of the bilateral Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, which was held in Termez (Uzbekistan), an agreement was reached on the adoption of further measures to ensure the growth of trade turnover.
The parties also agreed to conduct work on the creation of joint ventures for the production of light industry goods and in the agro-industrial complex, as well as to continue and deepen joint work in the hydropower sector.
In August of last year, during visit of President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon to Tashkent, the parties announced agreements on the construction of two hydroelectric power stations.
Following the visit, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev stated that the sides are ready to announce the joint construction of two hydropower plants with a total capacity of 320 MW in Tajikistan on the Zarafshan River, as well as exploring the use of fresh water of Lake Sarez within the intergovernmental commission to build a hydroelectric power station.
He also noted that the Tajik side has ready projects that have passed a feasibility study of international standards of large banks.
Uzbekistan previously expressed its willingness to consider participation in the construction of hydropower facilities in Tajikistan, including the Rogun hydropower plant, taking into account compliance with generally accepted international norms and standards for the construction of such facilities.
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