Construction of HPP in Talas region of Kyrgyzstan Allocated $32.6 Million

The amount it will cost to build the Bala-Saruu HPP in the Talas region of Kyrgyzstan has been announced, reports. Ulan Astarkulov, Director of Chakan HPP, told Birinchi Radio that the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic has allocated a budget loan of 2 billion som ($22.7 million). Later, the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund allocated an additional 882 million som.

According to Astarkulov, the production capacity of the HPP will cover 60-70% of the electricity demand in the Talas region. A presidential order on the construction of the HPP was signed on July 2, 2021.

The Bala-Saruu HPP construction project involves the construction of a HPP with three generators with a total capacity of 25 megawatts and an average annual electricity production of 92 million kWh. The operation mode of the HPP will be regulated under the irrigation regime and water flow from the Kirov Reservoir. The feasibility study of the project was developed by a Norwegian company. Equipment has been imported from Austria, Russia, and Uzbekistan.


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Askar Alimzhanov graduated from the journalism department of the Kazakh State University named after S. Kirov, then worked as a correspondent for the daily republican newspaper Leninskaya Smen. He then moved to the United States to be a reporter for the daily newspaper "Cape Cod Times" in Hayanis, Massachusetts, (USA) under the journalist exchange program between the Union of Journalists of the USSR and the New England Society of News Editors. Since then, he has helped build transparency and understanding of Central Asia region in various executive level positions at esteemed media organizations including "Akbar"(Alma-Ata) international center for journalism, the Khabar News agency, the Television and Radio Corporation "Kazakhstan" JSC, and MIR- Kazakhstan.

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