Representatives of the European Union, the German Embassy, and the German Development Bank have confirmed their commitment to financial support for the implementation of the Sebzor HPP construction project, as reported by the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan.
The discussions on the project involving the mentioned partners took place at the ministry on January 23. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Energy Daler Juma, the head of “Pamir Energy” (the project implementation agency), and the construction contractor company “Tajikgidroelectromontazh.”
The ministry’s statement indicates that the meeting addressed issues related to the progress of the Sebzor HPP construction, including the current process, existing problems, and ways to solve them within the specified timelines, budget, and in accordance with modern construction standards and required quality.
Daler Juma emphasized that the Sebzor HPP is one of the main projects directly supervised by the country’s President Emomali Rahmon, and the government provides all the necessary support for its completion.
The minister urged “Pamir Energy” to work efficiently in collaboration with the project consultant, Fichtner, and the construction contractor, Tajikgidroelectromontazh, to expedite the work by increasing manpower and equipment, considering existing challenges.
“In general, the meeting emphasized the need for the earliest completion of the construction of this hydropower plant, which has regional significance, contributing significantly to exporting surplus energy and ensuring energy security,” concluded the Ministry of Energy.
It is expected that the Sebzor HPP on the Shokhdara River in the Rushan district of GBAO, with a planned capacity of 11 MW, will provide green energy to more than 227,000 people in GBAO and 468,000 people in the border areas of neighboring Afghanistan after commissioning.
Earlier reports indicated that $84 million in grants was mobilized for the construction of the Sebzor HPP. This non-repayable assistance was provided by the European Union, the German government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Cooperation (SECO), and the World Bank.
Source: Asia Plus