As stated by the AIIB, the objective of the project is to enhance national and regional energy security and promote renewable energy, cross-border connectivity, and regional decarbonization by supporting the development of a 3,780 MW hydropower plant in Tajikistan.
A proposed Project supports the construction of a hydropower plant, currently in progress, with a designed generation capacity of 3,780 MW, a 335-meter-high dam, a reservoir area of 170km2, and a total reservoir capacity of 13.3km3. It is located on the Vakhsh River (a tributary of the Amu Darya River), 110 kilometers from the capital city of Dushanbe, upstream of the Nurek Hydropower Plant. The large reservoir can provide seasonal regulation, supplying firm energy during the winter season and reliable electricity to meet growing domestic demands at an affordable cost. Furthermore, it has the potential to export clean energy to Central Asian countries, generating significant export revenue for many years to come. The design of the HPP is assessed for exposure to physical climate risks, and appropriate risk mitigation measures will be incorporated to reduce the plant's vulnerability to climate hazards during construction and especially at the operation stage. The Project has been assessed against European climate policies and confirmed in compliance with the joined MDB Paris Agreement alignment methodology on both climate mitigation (BB1) and climate adaptation (BB2).
Rogun HPP can also act as a balancing plant for Tajikistan and the broader Central Asia region, facilitating easier integration of intermittent renewable energy and contributing to decarbonizing the fossil-fuel-dominated Central Asia power systems.
In Phase 1, AIIB is considering investing USD 200 million in certain components of the Project. Further phases of development will be reviewed at a later stage by reflecting on the progress to date.
As stated by the AIIB, the Project has been categorized as Category A as the anticipated E&S risks and impacts are rated high due to significant social impacts related to land acquisition, physical and economic displacements, resettlement impacts, and community disturbance.
AIIB Team Leader:
Emil Zalinyan - Infrastructure Sector Economist
World Bank Team Leader:
Chris Trimble - Senior Energy Specialist
Borrower - Government of Tajikistan:
Fayziddin Qahhorzoda - Minister of Finance
Implementing Agency - Project Management Group for Energy Facilities Construction under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (PMG):
Pulod Muhiddiniyon - Director
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
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