Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project, Phase I (AIIB-00018)

  • Tajikistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 15, 2017
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Barqi Tojik (BT)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Hydropower
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 60.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 350.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 18, 2017

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Project Description

This project provides financing to rehabilitate and restore the generating capacity of three power generating units of Nurek Hydropower plant, improve their efficiency, and strengthen the safety of the Nurek dam.

Components include replacing and refurbishing equipment and works in the hydropower plant, improving the safety of the plant's operation, and technical assistance to strengthen the technical capacity of Barqi Tojik.

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

OJHSC Barqi Tojik is a state-owned enterprise under the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources.

Contact Information

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):
Ms. Carmen de Castro
Project Team Leader / Investment Operations Specialist

World Bank:
Mr. Arthur Kochnakyan
Task Team Leader / Senior Energy Specialist
Tel: +1 202 473 6302

Ms. Takhmina Mukhamedova
Task Team Leader / Energy Specialist
Tel: +992 48 701 5810

Borrower: Ministry of Finance, Tajikistan
Mr Abdusalom Qurboniyon
Tel: +99237 221 14 17

Implemention Agency: Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Tajikistan
Usmonali Usmonzoda
Tel: +99237 235 35 66

OJSHC Barqi Tojik
Mahmadumar Asozoda
First Deputy Chairman
Tel: +99237 235 87 66


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