Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan, August 30, 2010 – Kyrgyzstan launched a $200 million hydroelectric power station, its first since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Acting President Roza Otunbayeva pressed a symbolic red button to start the first unit of the Kambarata-2 hydro project, which will produce about 50 to 70 MWh.
The project was abandoned in the 1990s, until it was saved by a $300 million loan from Russia.
A second unit, costing $200 million, was planned for Kambarata-2. This would be followed by a third unit and simultaneous construction of the larger Kambarata-1 project.