Is Kazakhstan finally ready to attract investments into its electricity sector?

  • Gaza Strip
  • 04/03/2019
  • Shaimerden Chikanayev Partner, Director of Banking & Finance Department

The capacity market was finally launched on the 1st January 2019 in Kazakhstan to encourage investment for the renovation of old, as well as construction of new, power infrastructure facilities.

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Author: Shaimerden Chikanayev is a partner at GRATA International Law Firm. He can be contacted at
This article was first published in Islamic Finance news Volume 16 Issue 13 dated the 3rd April 2019.