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Chinese company intends to build solar power station with capacity of 1 gigawatt

Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Japarov met with representatives of China Power International Development Limited (CPID) and China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corporation (CR20G). Press service of the Cabinet reported.

The parties discussed details of the project for the construction of a solar power plant with a capacity of 1 gigawatt in a video conference format. Construction of the solar power plant was presented at the meeting.

The head of the Cabinet noted that a number of reforms are ongoing in the country to restructure and ensure the sustainable development of the energy system, including within the framework of the development of renewable energy sources and solar energy.

«This project is very important to us. About 70 percent of the hydropower potential of the republic remains unused, while we continue to import electricity,» Akylbek Japarov concluded.

The solar power plant with a capacity of 1 gigawatt will appear in Issyk-Kul region. Interest in its construction was expressed by the Chinese consortium. The corresponding agreement is planned to be signed within the framework of the state visit of the President of Kyrgyzstan to China.