We expected the power plant to be launched in 2018. However, with modernization of the already operating power plants and a decrease in consumption, the actual demand for the Balkhash power plant capabilities will be seen around 2022: Vice Minister of Energy.
The Committee on Water Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan is considering construction of nonrigid dams on the Ili River to maintain the water level of Balkhash lake.
Two nuclear power plants will possibly be built in Kazakhstan.
Yacht Racing World Championship will bring more than 60 boats to Balkhash, Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstani energy experts have decided that construction of Kemin-Almaty high voltage power line is impractical.
Tengrinews.kz reported earlier that the design capacity of the power plant is 2 640 megawatt.
Eight crews from Kazakhstan and 11 crews from Russia are taking part in the 8th International Tourist Sailing Regatta Balkhash Cup.
Kazakhstan’s Samruk-Energo [subsidiary of Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund] owns 25% of shares plus one share, with South Korea’s Samsung owning 75% minus one share.
Balkhash lake may lose up to 86 percent of its water reserves by 2045, which will mean a huge environmental disaster for Kazakhstan.
According to him, this will boost tourism in the area and the distance between Astana and Almaty will be 300-400 km shorter.
Kazakhstan President emphasized that that the coal-fed power plant will be a paragon of environment friendliness.
According to the Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry, the trade turnover between Kazakhstan and South Korea as of the end of 2011 totaled almost $1 billion.
The initial agreement on the sale of shares was signed March 27, 2012 on President Nazarbayev’s working visit to Seoul.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev is to visit South Korea in March 2012.
According to Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Bakhytzhan Dzhaskaliyev, the construction will take at least 5-6 years.
The Ussuri tigers are going to be brought to Kazakhstan in a step to restore the Turan tiger population in 2014-2015.