Almaty. November 20. Information Center-Kyrgyzstan
started importing electricity from Kazakhstan, said Chairman of the State
Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use Jyrgalbek Sagynbayev at a
press conference in Bishkek on November 20, Akipress reports.
Government signed a contract with the Kazakh side to import
500 million kWh of electricity in order to save water in Toktogul
hydroelectric power plant, he said.
"Yesterday I talked to the Kazakh Minister of Energy. We
have an agreement, and we are already receiving electricity under the contract.
I think that during this period we need to buy this electricity. Why? Because
we are neighboring countries, we always provide them with electricity when it
is difficult for them, and when we have water shortages we buy from them,"