Uzbekistan started to export electricity to Tajikistan; Developed a plan to improve conditions for business in Uzbekistan; Uzbekistan and China plan to implement several of projects worth billions of dollars; US companies Dreyfus Capital and Ardmore Capital are ready to finance the implementation of the smart grid in Tashkent;
After a long break, Uzbekistan started to supply electricity to some cities and districts of northern Tajikistan, ASIA-Plus reports with reference to Tajikistan’s Minister of Energy and Water Resources Usmonali Usmonzoda. Every day the city of Kanibadam, the district of Spitamen and some border settlements of the Sogd district receive 3 million kWh of Uzbek electricity.
From April to October 2019, Tajikistan plans to export 2 billion kWh of electricity to the south of Uzbekistan, which is 800 million kWh more than last year.
By Presidential decree, the National Agency of Project Management was appointed responsible for improving the indicators of Uzbekistan in the World Bank’s annual ranking (WB) Doing Business.
The agency’s website reports that a draft action plan has been developed to improve the investment climate and business environment in the country. It is expected that its implementation will allow the country to rise in the ranking.
It includes measures for:
- creating the possibility of remote opening of a bank account;
- the imposition of a ban on the recovery of the seal in the interaction with government agencies and banks;
- quarterly publication of information on the frequency and duration of power outages;
- consideration of the issue of cancellation of notarization of real estate transactions concluded between legal entities;
- the introduction of the principle of “one window” in obtaining building permits;
- further simplification of customs clearance, as well as bankruptcy procedures and other activities that contribute to the simplification of procedures, reduction of time and cost reduction of business entities when passing administrative procedures.
The issue of creating an agricultural cluster on the territory of the Peng Sheng industrial park in the Syrdarya region is being considered. It will be created by the investment of the Chinese company Wenzhou Jinsheng Trading Co., Ltd. The necessary infrastructure has been created here, in particular, a separate railway line has been laid, gas distribution stations, a product testing and certification center, customs warehouses and other facilities have been built.
Another innovative agricultural cluster is being created in the Jizzakh region by means of Chinese investment and a grant. The project will be implemented jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan. The cluster is focused on breeding and growing cattle and small ruminants, processing meat and dairy products, and processing skins. On the territory of the future infrastructure facility it is planned to create greenhouses for growing vegetables, fruits and herbs.
US companies Dreyfus Capital and Ardmore Capital are ready to finance the implementation of the smart grid in Tashkent
American Dreyfus Capital and Ardmore Capital are ready to finance the implementation of the smart grid in Tashkent. According to the World Bank estimates, the total losses from the transmission and distribution of electricity in Uzbekistan alone account for more than 20% of their net output, which, in comparison, is five times more than in Germany.
In this regard, the Ministry, together with the American company Dreyfus Capital, is working on the Smart Grid project (Smart Networks) to install the next generation of innovative smart metering and control systems for electricity distribution and consumption with WI-FI system with the prospect of integrating gas metering and control systems, water and heat supply.
Smart grids provide installation of equipment on existing step-down transformers. The operation of the system requires the availability of electrical measuring instruments that have the ability to transmit information and control through a Wi-Fi channel at customer connection points.
In case of successful implementation of the project, it is planned to attract investments in the amount of more than $ 1 billion.