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President was told about introduction of additional generating capacities

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov received the Chairman of the Board of National Energy Holding Company Aibek Kaliyev. The Information Policy Department of the Presidential Administration reported.

The head of state was told about the ongoing investment projects on the introduction of additional generating capacities and the development of the energy sector, about the reforms in the sector management system.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov stressed the great contribution of the energy sector to the Kyrgyz economy as one of the budget-forming sectors influencing the country’s economic development. He noted the importance of uninterrupted power supply to the population, power reserve and ongoing work on the introduction of generating capacities in order to improve the quality of life of the population and develop export potential.

Aibek Kaliyev reported to the head of state that Kyrgyzstan’s power system is operating in a stable regime, consumption in the country is about 61 million kilowatt-hours.

According to him, a concept and plan for the development of the energy sector for 2018, taking into account the Concept of Regional Development (20 pilot cities and towns), was developed.

«We have worked out a plan for each region and now, by 2023, we plan on which sources of generation we will work on,» Aibek Kaliyev said.