Uzbekistan to build first solar power plant with private investments

By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:

Uzbekistan invites investors to participate in a project to build a solar power plant with a capacity of 100 megawatts in the Navoi region, the State Investment Committee of Uzbekistan announced.

Егемен Қазақстан
05.12.2018 287

On Nov. 20, a conference was held in Tashkent for potential investors on the construction of the first solar power plant in the form of a public-private partnership (PPP). The event was organized by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the State Investment Committee of Uzbekistan and Uzbekenergo.

Representatives of the 22 largest energy companies and international financial organizations arrived in Uzbekistan to familiarize themselves with the technical features of this project and about the planned dates for the competitive selection.

Investors will be selected through a transparent and competitive tender, will have the opportunity to conclude a land lease agreement, a concession agreement and exploit and use the main assets of the power plant.

In May 2018, IFC signed an agreement with the Government of Uzbekistan to attract private sector investment in renewable energy in Uzbekistan.

IFC acts as a consultant to the government of Uzbekistan and Uzbekenergo on structuring PPPs, with the goal of mobilizing experience in attracting private investment for the construction and operation of a 100 megawatt solar power plant, which is planned to be built in the Navoi region.

This is only the first phase of the initiative to bring the total capacity of photovoltaic plants to 1,000 megawatts. The joint project aims to attract over $1 billion in private investment in the development of solar photovoltaic stations.

According to experts, this will allow not only to improve the energy supply of the country, but also to create a transparent and simplified mechanism for attracting investments, aimed further at the implementation of investment projects in other industries.



Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstanis on Independence Day


Inspiration in Every Note Played... concert to hold at Astana Opera


Official reception was held on Independence Day of Kazakhstan in New Delhi


Independence Day of Kazakhstan celebrated at Bucharest


Bolivia’s Tribes Feel Betrayed


B.Sagintayev discusses issues of improving quality and accessibility of medical services with healthcare workers


Samruk-Kazyna Fund approves development plan for 2019-2023


Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with Secretary of State of the Security Council of Belarus


Turkey: 9 killed, 47 injured in high-speed train crash


Nursultan Nazarbayev received congratulatory telegrams on the Independence Day of Kazakhstan


Elizabeth II congratulated Nursultan Nazarbayev and Kazakhstanis on the upcoming Independence Day


Bakytzhan Sagintayev discusses prospects for investment cooperation in car manufacturing with representatives of Genertec holding


IsDB can take part in Trans-Caspian pipeline project


OSCE supports Youth Legal Forum in Kazakhstan


Facebook’s China Argument


Measures to strengthen support for non-primary exports considered in Ukіmet Uyi


Kazakh President chaired a meeting on the development of the city of Turkestan 


Kazakh media delegation visits Anadolu Agency


Kazakh President participates in the ceremony of accepting credentials


Machines Solving Problems of Speech


Aliya Ashim, Journalist

Brazil’s version of Trump: why is it a «wake-up call» for the world?

<p style="text-align: justify;">A racist, a homophobe, a misogynist, a pro-torturer. Because of the profane outbursts and verbal abuse, he has earned such an image and was even considered as a political clown. Once he insulted lawmaker claiming that she was too ugly to be worth of raping. What is more, he said that he’d rather have a dead son than a gay one. Therefore, analysts concluded that Brazil has elected the most extremist president among democratic countries. So why did Brazil decide to make «really radical shift»? How did such an «extreme» and «unpleasant» figure become a president?<br /> </p>

Jylkybay Jagyparuly,

Mechanical engineering is a potential pillar of the economy

In industrialized countries, one of the most important indicators of the economy is the level of development of the machine-building industry. Independent Kazakhstan, striving to achieve ambitious goals, is making great efforts to develop machine building in the process of diversifying its economy.

Alisultan Kulanbay,

June 4 - Day of State Symbols of Kazakhstan

State symbols - the State Flag, State Anthem and State Emblem demonstrate to the world the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, also continuity between the past, the present and the future of the state.

Ainash ESALI,

Is it all good that they advertise?

Advertising is the driving force of production and business. This is an indisputable fact.

Nazira RAKHMANKYZY, Film critic

Splash of commercial films in Kazakhstan

Last year, the number of feature films which filmed reached thirty-six in Kazakhstan. We should say that it is an unprecedented figure in the history of Kazakh cinema in the last quarter century.