As part of the visit of the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, a ceremony of launching the construction of the Yavan Hydroelectric Power Station on the Zarafshan River was held.
Having pressed a symbolic button, Presidents Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Emomali Rahmon launched the construction.
This is the first major project of bilateral energy cooperation. A modern plant with a capacity of 140 megawatts shall play an important role in ensuring energy security, sustainability of the water and agricultural sectors of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
An engineering work shall be carried out entirely based on the modern standards with the involvement of experienced companies.
The leading international institutions, including the Asian Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, showed interest in financing the project.
The project shall strengthen the scientific and manufacturing potential of the industry as well as supply thousands of households and new enterprises with a «green» energy.