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ALMATY – A project to string high-voltage power lines between eastern and southern Kazakhstan could be complete by 2018, Kapital.kz reported September 7, quoting public hearings in Almaty September 7.
The hearings’ topic was the environmental impact of installing power lines starting from the Shulbin hydro-power station in eastern Kazakhstan.
If approved, the Shulbin (Semei)-Aktorgai-Taldykorgan-Alma power lines would supply electricity from the east to the south. They are meant to increase the ability of the national power grid to work north to south and to strengthen the east’s connection to the national grid.
The project is expected to begin in 2015 and end in 2018 and to cost 60 billion KZT (US $401.3m).