Tajikistan to Build Nine Hydropower Stations
Tajikistan’s Energy and Industry Ministry is planning to build nine mid-sized hydro-power stations on the Sukhrob and Khingov rivers. The planned power stations not only would increase power generation but also would prolong the life of the Vakhsh Cascade system of hydro-power stations.
Five power stations with capacity of 160-850MW on the Khingov and four stations with capacity of 400-600MW on the Sukhrob would be built if the government implements the plan.
Tajikistan is not the only Central Asian country looking to solve the region’s energy crisis. Kyrgyzstan is also developing a strategy to encourage the construction of small hydro-power plants.