Emomali Rahmon: “I belief that we will fully achieve one of our main strategic objectives i.e. energy security in the nearest future”

23 декабря, 2016 09:48

DUSHANBE, 23.12.2016. /NIAT “Khovar”/. The Founder of Peace and National Unity — Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon yesterday, on December 22, 2016 has delivered his annual Address at the fourth joint session of the Majlisi milli and Majlisi namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli (fifth convocation).

In his address the Head of State Emomali Rahmon, in particular has stressed that: “As no country can ensure its development without the development of energy, we identified the energy security and energy efficiency as one of the State’s strategic objectives”.

“We have currently been implementing 11 public investment projects amounting TJS 10bn in total to achieve this objective as well as develop and effectively use the huge energy resources of the country”, — said Leader of the Nation and added that “alongside with construction of new and rehabilitation of existing hydropower plants, we also constructed the first and the second phases of Dushanbe-2 thermal power plant with the capacity of 400MW to supply various facilities and residents of Dushanbe with heating and address the power deficit in winter”.

President of the country Emomali Rahmon also noted that in addition to this, we started the Project on renovation of Sarband HPP amounting TJS 1.1bn and we will start the first phase of Norak HPP rehabilitation project amounting TJS 3bn and Qayroqqum HPP in 2017.

“We recently had a landmark event on start of the construction of the dam of Roghun HPP”, — stated the Head of State.

According to him, since the beginning of rehabilitation and construction activities Government invested TJS 12bn, including TJS 2.8bn in 2016 in this project. The construction activities in this pivotal facility are ongoing and its first unit will be launched by the end of 2018 according to the schedule.

The Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon said that the Government’s main task in the nearest years to ensure reliable and continuous supply of all consumers with power, which will be implemented through increase of generation volume, application of alternative sources of power generation, improvement of management efficiency in the sector and implementation of priority investment projects. In this regard, the Ministry of Energy and Water resources of Tajikistan, OJSHC «Barqi Tojik» and other relevant entities, alongside with expanding major activities in this area, need to ensure accurate and strict supervision of power metering to reduce energy loss.

“It is my full belief that we will fully achieve one of our main strategic objectives i.e. energy security in the nearest future”, — stated President of the country Emomali Rahmon.

23 декабря, 2016 09:48

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