BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's leading power equipment manufacturer TBEA is to become a major power source for Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, after a thermal power project is completed in the country, said the company, which is based in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous and has a large production base in Shenyang, Liaoning.
The project is expected to contribute 60 percent of local power and heating services for Dushanbe.
This project is a landmark cooperation in the Belt and Road Initiative. The total installed capacity would reach 400 MW and generate 9.6 million kwh of electricity per day. In addition, it will provide more than 700 jobs for the local citizens.
Tajikistan's president Emomali Rahmon highly praised the outstanding contribution of TBEA and said this brought the cooperation between two countries in the energy sector to a new level.
Zhang Xin, chairman of TBEA, said that he will keep working closely with local government to keep contributing to both countries.
Dushanbe's heating power project obtained full support from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and the Export-Import Bank of China. (chinadaily.com.cn)