DUSHANBE , January 25, Asia-Plus - To resolve domestic energy problems Tajikistan needs to construct some 50 small hydropower plants, Tajik Energy Minister, Jurabek Nurmahmadov, told journalists on Wednesday January 25.    

“The ministry has already worked out projects for the construction of these stations and submitted them for consideration to international organizations,” the minister said.  

Nurmahmadov also told journalists that seven small and medium power plants are supposed to have been built and put into operation in the republic this year.  The minister added that last year, three small stations such as Cheptura, Artuch and Yoged were put into operation in the republic.