ADB gives $54.77 million grant for Nurek hydro power plant in Tajikistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a grant of $54.77 million for the rehabilitation work of the Nurek hydroelectric power plant in Tajikistan. The plant produces over 70 per cent of the country’s electricity and also plays a key role in regulating the frequency of power transmitted through the interlinked electricity networks of four other Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The funds will be used for replacing outdated equipment in the 500 kV switchyard, and moving the switchgear to a more stable area of the plant. The Tajikistan government and Barki Tojik, a national power company of Tajikistan, will provide counterpart fund of $12.1 million for the project.

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