AKIPRESS.COM – At the regular meeting of the Mongolian Cabinet on March 2, Minister of Energy N.Tavinbekh presented the progress of the Erdeneburen hydropower plant project, which is being implemented as part of the ‘New Revival Policy’, Montsame reports.
The Ministry of Energy signed a turnkey contract with the project’s contractor last September to ensure the timely construction of the Erdeneburen 90 MW hydropower plant. Construction of the plant will begin on April 1 and be completed within 61 months.
The western region where more than 390 thousand people reside imports 75 percent of its energy needs from Russia and China, which means it uses five or six times expensive energy than that being produced at Durgun HPP. The establishment of the hydropower plant will create the possibility to provide the country’s western region with domestically produced energy.