Prime Minister gets acquainted with progress of ‘Erdeneburen HPP’ project

2022-07-20 13:26:27

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. During his working trip to Bayannuur soum of Bayan-Ulgii aimag, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene became acquainted with the progress of the Erdeneburen hydropower plant project.

With the commissioning of the plant, it will become possible to provide the country's western region with domestically produced energy, eliminate the dependence on imported electricity and have a reliable source.

Within the framework of the ‘Revival of Energy’ objective set out in the government’s ‘New Revival Policy’, renewable energy sources including hydro power plant are prioritized. In this regard, works are being carried out to complete the construction of the 90MW Erdeneburen HPP, and launch the construction work for 220MW Eg River hydropower plant.

There are 270 households who currently reside in the area taken as state special-use for the implementation of the Erdeneburen HPP project. In accordance with the Law on Land and accompanying regulations, corresponding officials are working to relocate 270 households in phases between 2022 and 2025. Funding required to relocate 91 households in 2022 has been allocated in the state budget so far.

“The issues on eliminating the dependence on the energy sector and building new energy sources are the priority for Mongolia. One of the several stations, which will have a significant contribution to the energy sector, is the Erdeneburen HPP,” highlighted Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene.

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