USAID and Kazakhstan launch five year $39mn regional energy programme for Central Asia

By bne IntelIiNews February 26, 2021

The US government via the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Kazakh Ministry of Energy has launched a five-year and $39mn regional energy programme titled “USAID Power Central Asia”, the US Embassy in Kazakhstan said in a statement. 

The programme will assist Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in meeting their national energy priorities, improving energy security through greater regional connectivity and reaping economic benefits from cross-border energy trading.

“Through this activity, USAID is providing technical services to the region’s national governments, utilities, and other stakeholders, including international institutions and development organizations, system operators, local and international investors, and energy companies,” the statement said. “USAID is supporting national and regional energy market reforms, strengthening the regional electricity market, and promoting greater adoption of clean energy technologies from conventional and renewable sources.”

Related Articles

EDB sees Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Tajik growth rates in 2021 at 4%, 3.9% and 6.1%

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) in its recently published Macroeconomic Review said it expects Kazakhstan’s economic growth to come in at 4% in 2021.  ... ... more

EDB completes $8bn PPP project on street lighting in Kazakhstan

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and Kazakhstan’s Batys Transit have completed joint public-private partnership (PPP) projects on constructing street lighting systems in ... more

EBRD appoints new Central Asia managing director

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Zsuzsanna Hargitai as its new managing director for Central Asia.  Hargitai, ... more

Dismiss