This year 14 new and tender for another 80 small hydro

Skopje, 07.03.2012

Forty million is the total investment in 30 small hydropower plants of which 16 are already working , and 14 should be operational by the end of the year . Investors with competent discussed the project and the problems they face.

- It is a serious investment . This is a new sector . So far done a tremendous job . Built 16 small power plants for a period of 1.5 years and by the end of the year will be completed even 14 - said after the meeting, Economy Minister Valon Saracini .
The problems are of a different nature , the administrative , facilities and ground alike . The representative of the company " small hydro " daughter company "Energy Eastern Europe ' , Samuel Celeski indicated that the problems were expected as first implemented such projects in the country and that it is good that they are resolved .

- The project continues to be implemented . Three small hydropower plants have been put into use, one should be released for 1.5 month , two are under construction , and there in preparation of projects . Expecting us still shut - Celeski said .

Sarachini Minister and Minister of Environment and Physical Planning , Abdilaqim Ademi announced that at the end of this month will announce a new tender for the construction of small hydropower plants .

- There will be 80 new locations and are still discussing whether to publish in a tender or be divided into multiple - said Minister Ademi .

To meet the needs of investors , said Ademi , in cooperation with IFC to build new malihidrocentrali and will open and single window within the Ministry in order to obtain information in one place .