Ukrainian dignified delegation arrives in Tajikistan today



DUSHANBE, October 28 (Asia-Plus).  Governor of Ukrainian Kharkov Region Arsen Avakov arrives in Dushanbe today at the head of a dignified delegation, which includes senior representatives from Basis Bank, Kharkov confectionary-producing plant Kharkovchanka, open-joint-stock company (OJSC) Turboatom, OJSC Turbagaz, Kharkov tractor plant, and bakery plant Saptovsky, the source at the Khatlon regional administration said.

The main purpose of a three-day visit is for the
Kharkov delegation to hold talks with heads of a number of Tajik ministries and organizations as well as Khatlon governor Ghaybullo Avzalov to discuss cooperation issues.  The delegation is also scheduled to hold talks with President Emomali Rahmon.

According to the source, the delegation is arriving in
Tajikistan to establish closer economic cooperation with the Khatlon province.

Khatlon and
Kharkov regions signed a cooperation agreement in Kharkov in late September on sidelines of the international business forum.

A business forum with participation of representatives of business communities of Khalton and
Kharkov is expected to be held in Qurghon Teppa, the capital of the Khatlon province, the source added.

In the meantime, the source at Barqi Tojik (Tajik electric systems) power holding told Asia-Plus today that the Turboatom director general Viktor Subbotin will meet here with top managers of Barqi Tojik and the Norak hydroelectric power plant (HPP) to discuss cooperation issues.  Turboatom is expected to manufacture equipment for the Norak HPP.


We will recall that on December 5 2008, Tajik energy ministry and Ukrainian leading turbine-producing company, open joint-stock company (OJSC) Turboatom, signed a protocol of intent on launching joint venture in Tajikistan for designing and manufacturing turbines for small and medium-sized power plants.  The document was signed in Kharkov within the framework of President Emomali Rahmonís state visit to Ukraine.  President Emomali Rahmon and Turboatom top managers also discussed details of a contract on supply of equipment for the Norak HPP.  According to Ukrainian media, Turboatom should receive 12 million US dollars for fulfillment of this contract.   Tajikistan has ordered six units for the Norak HPS, said, noting that the contract was expected to be signed by the end of 2008.  However, the contract has not yet been signed.

Turboatom specializes in the production of turbines for thermoelectric and nuclear power stations, hydraulic turbines for hydroelectric power stations and hydro-accumulator stations, gas turbines for thermoelectric power stations, and steam-and-gas equipment as well as other energy equipment.  A 75.22% stake in the enterprise belongs to the state and is managed by the State Property Fund.