President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Solemn gathering on the occasion of the launch of the first aggregate of Roghun HPP

17.11.2018 19:57, Dushanbe city

The Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Dushanbe Chairman Rustami Emomali attended a gala concert to mark the launching of the first hydro unit of the Roghun hydropower plant at the Navruzgoh Complex of Dushanbe.

The head of state once more congratulated every resident of our country and our compatriots abroad on the initial power generated in ‘Roghun’ HPP – the bright light of the households of Tajik people and glittering future of our beloved Motherland.

The President of our country noted that the launch of the first hydro unit of ‘Roghun’ Hydropower Plant is a memorable and milestone event for every resident of Tajikistan.

The Leader of the Nation, Emomali Rahmon, spoke about the efforts and measures taken by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in the period of independence to achieve sustainable development and ensure a decent life of the people.

It was emphasized that, after establishment of peace and stability in our country, the Government of Tajikistan decided to start this grand project regardless of the uneasy financial and economic situation of our state. Without construction of ‘Roghun’, we would not be able to meet the continuously growing demand of population and various sectors of our economy in electricity and ensure sustainable socio-economic development of our country. Thus, the ‘Roghun’ HPP is the most important driver of future development of Tajikistan and decent life of our people.

We prioritized the hydropower sector development in our economic policy and defined energy security as one of our national strategic objectives to particularly ensure our country’s sustainable development and steadily improve the population’s living standards.

It was emphasized that the demographic growth, increase in the number of production industries, in one word, development of the national economy and growing demand in power requires to increase its generation in the country. During 27 years of independence the power consumption by public increased by 3,5 times and this indicator made 5.7bn kw/h in 2017. Currently the population’s share constitutes more than 42% of the local power consumption.

"Roghun" was named by Leader of the country as the source of light for every household, warm-heartedness of every citizen of our country, source of pride of the Tajik people, pledge of sustainable development of Tajikistan and reputation of the sovereign state of Tajiks.

The head of state offered his gratitude to all the constructors of this life-changing facility, our citizens and compatriots abroad for their dedicated efforts in raising this grand construction of the century.

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