Government approves Kakhovka HPP reconstruction project

Government approves Kakhovka HPP reconstruction project

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a resolution on an experimental project to begin the reconstruction of the Kakhovka HPP, which was blown up by the Russians.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced this at a government meeting on Tuesday, Ukrinform reports.

"The project is intended for two years. At the first stage, we will design all the engineering structures, we will prepare the necessary base for restoration. The second stage will begin after the de-occupation of the territories where the hydroelectric power plant is located. It involves actual construction work," he said.

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The project will be coordinated by the Ministry of Economy, while the state-owned Ukrhydroenergo will be the commissioners of works.

As reported, Ukrhydroenergo stated that the HPP is completely destroyed and cannot be restored.

Ukrhydroenergo Director General Ihor Syrota said that the cost of construction of a new HPP is estimated at $1-1.2 billion, and it will take seven years to complete the works.

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