Uzbekistan seeks to be a shareholder in Kambarata HPP project

Date: 08:34, 24-11-2017.

Almaty. November 24. Silkroadnews - Uzbekistan seeks to be a shareholder in Kambarata HPP-1 construction project, the Kazakh Telegraph Agency (KazTAG) reports with reference to Trend.
“Good negotiations were held on KAGES-1. President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev achieved good results. In addition, Uzbekistan voices idea to enter as a shareholder in the project. Therefore, we think, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and other neighboring countries should build this hydroelectric power station,” said Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov at the parliament session on Thursday.
According to the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on October 6 Uzbekhydroenergo, which owns hydroelectric power plants of Uzbekistan, signed a memorandum on cooperation in construction of Kambarata HPP-1 with the Kyrgyz National Energy Holding Company.
Earlier, Uzbekistan opposed the construction of Kambarata-1 and Upper-Naryn cascade of HPPs, as well as the construction of the Rogun hydroelectric power station in Tajikistan.
Disputes on water between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan started after the collapse of the USSR, as the unified water and energy complex, which used to take into account the interests of all the states of the region, halted to operate.
The upper reaches of the rivers on the territory of Kyrgyzstan are known for significance water resources reserves, Uzbekistan located downstream from Kyrgyz Republic used to experience a constant shortage of water.
Kyrgyzstan uses the rivers mainly to generate electricity at the hydroelectric power station, resulting in water discharge in winter. In summer, the country accumulates water resources for the autumn-winter period. At the same time to water its fields Uzbekistan needs water in summer.

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