Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region, China’s Inner Mongolia discuss energy cooperation

ASTANA (TCA) — A business delegation from Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China, on August 24 met with entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region to discuss possible joint projects in the energy sphere, the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan reported.

The delegation arrived in Kazakhstan within the framework of Expo-2017 for the opening of the Week of the Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia, which was held on 22 August in Astana.

In the Karaganda region, the delegation visited FEZ Saryarka, and met with the local business at the Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Karaganda region.

Business people of Inner Mongolia called on Karaganda businesses to cooperate in the energy sector. In particular, a company from the province of Huanton presented its production of equipment for the development of wind and solar energy.

There were proposals for cooperation in processing of agricultural products, in the sphere of trade and tourism.

In the Karaganda region it is planned to put into operation 6 new facilities in the field of renewable and alternative energy by 2020. These include the construction of three solar power plants in the area of Gulshat village in the Aktogai district with a capacity of 40 MW, in the town of Saran with a capacity of 100 MW, and in the village of Agadyr in the Shet district with a capacity of 50 MW. It is also planned to build wind power plants in the village of Osakarovka with a capacity of 10 MW and the town of Karkaralinsk with a capacity of 60 MW. In addition, the construction of a biogas plant in the village of Kurminskoye in the Abay district is planned.

Sergey Kwan

TCA