14 Sep '12, 2pm

Kazakhstan launches construction of Balkhash thermal power plant | Electric Power News | Energy Central

Kazakhstan launches construction of Balkhash thermal power plant Sep 13 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - D. Mukhtarov Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan A laying ceremony by Balkhash TPP construction was held in Astana using in television space bridge with the participation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. "We give the nod to start the construction," Nazarbayev said at the ceremony. He noted that the need for the TPP construction is due to consumption growth resulting in a shortage of electricity in the southern region of Kazakhstan, where 40 per cent of the population resides. "The industrial development of Kazakhstan is impossible without the construction of plants producing electricity, the deficit of which we always felt in the south. With the end of the construction of this facility, we become non-volatile," Nazarb...

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