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Launching a new solar power plant in Saran is a proof of economic diplomacy

by January 24, 2019 Market

SARYAN, Solar power plant “SES Saran” with the largest capacity of 100 MW in Central Asia – Saran, industrial center of Karaganda region.

The launch of the power plant in Saran was a bright example of the Head of State’s “economization” of foreign policy, the practical implementation of Kazakhstan’s best practices, attraction of knowledge, technology and investment.

The short-term project was the result of joint work of central and local authorities with a group of companies from the Federal Republic of Germany, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, as well as with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Special attention was paid to the attraction of labor products, products and construction materials to local content, including from Saraan companies, during the construction of the power plant. Besides, new jobs were created for local residents.

The launch of the power plant has contributed to the increase of the share of renewable energy sources in the country and one more contribution to the implementation of the President’s instructions on the transition to “green” technologies.

Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev, German Ambassador to Kazakhstan Tilo Klinger, Governor of Karaganda region Yerlan Koshanov and Head of the International Center for Green Technologies and International Investment Projects Rapil Zhoshybayev said in their speeches.

Earlier, the project “Construction of a solar power plant with the capacity of 100 MW in Saran” was presented within the framework of the International Specialized Exhibition “Astana EXPO-2017”.

Before the opening ceremony, the parties agreed to invest $ 500 million. Signed a memorandum of development of the SES Saran project, which envisages expansion of investment in the US dollar.

In addition, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan took part in the official opening ceremony and held talks with the management of the Saran, Karaganda region and the German company Goldbek Solar. As a result of the negotiations, agreements were reached on promoting regional projects and further development of economic diplomacy in attracting their technologies with the participation of European investors.