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Kyrgyzstan|economy|December 3, 2021 / 01:31 PM
Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan sign another deal on electricity import until 2022

AKIPRESS.COM - Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan signed another agreement on the electricity supply until the end of 2022 following the meeting of the intergovernmental commission of the two countries, the press service of the Ministry of Energy said on Dec 3.

During the negotiations, Minister of Energy Doskul Bekmurzaev said that currently negotiations in this direction are held at the level of heads of states and ministries. Previous agreement on the import of natural gas and electricity to Kyrgyzstan was signed during the official visit of President Sadyr Japarov to Turkmenistan on June 27-28, 2021.  From August 1, Kyrgyzstan imports electricity from Turkmenistan.

Every effort is being made to increase electric capacity using modern technologies. "In the near future, the country is working to expand its energy potential and launch new energy facilities. Work on the construction of several small hydroelectric power plants is underway. Favorable conditions have been created for domestic and foreign investors," he explained.

Bekmurzaev added that special attention will be paid to the development of international relations.

"Our cooperation with international integration associations is aimed at attracting investment in the energy sector, improving energy efficiency, modernization and reconstruction of power plants, substations, power lines and energy facilities," the minister added. 

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