Participation of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Russia in Kyrgyz Kambarata-1 HPP to be discussed

Kazakh city of Almaty hosts a meeting on water and energy cooperation between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Russia on October 5.

Within the meeting the parties will discuss the issue of possible participation of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Russia in construction of Kambarata-1 HPP in Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz government reported.

Moreover, within the meeting the officials and invited experts in the field of energy and water resources are going to discuss a range of other issues on water and energy cooperation between the countries of the region.

Earlier Kyrgyzstan signed agreements on construction of Kambarata with Russia.

Currently Uzbekistan opposes the construction of Kambarata hydropower plant on the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan. This PHH will reduce flow of the Naryn river and thus result in a lack of water in Uzbek Ferghana Valley - the most densely populated territory not only in Uzbekistan, but the whole Central Asia.

Moreover, according to Uzbekistan, there is a great risk of dam break due to seismicity of the region which can result in flood in tens of Uzbek cities and villages.