Ukrainian dignified delegation arrives in Tajikistan
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, atn.kharkov.ua said, noting that the contract was expected
to be signed by the end of 2008. However, the contract has not yet been
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.