INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
INFORMATION DIGEST OF
PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 117
June 15, 2017
Condolences to President of Bangladesh. 1
Uzbekistan has approved a program of measures for the advanced development of renewable energy, raise energy efficiency in economy and social sectors for 2017-2021. 1
Uzbekistan registers Higher madrasa Mir Arab. 2
Condolences to President of Bangladesh
To His Excellency Mr. Abdul Hamid, President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Your Excellency, Mr. President!
We have received the sad news of numerous human casualties as a result of severe floods that occurred in several regions of Your country with deep sorrow.
In these sad moments, we are expressing our deep condolences to You, Your Excellency, and to the friendly people of Bangladesh, we ask to convey our sincere sympathies to families and friends of the deceased.
With deepest sympathy,
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
Uzbekistan has approved a program of measures for the advanced development of renewable energy, raise energy efficiency in economy and social sectors for 2017-2021
The document is aimed at meeting several key tasks. First of all, its implementation will allow diversifying fuel balance through RES, by replacing traditional fuels with them and reducing their share in the production of electricity and heat. Another priority task for the near future will envisage the decrease in energy intensity and resource intensity of the economy, the widespread introduction of energy-saving technologies into production, and the increase in labor productivity.
In the framework of the program, Uzbekistan intends to implement 810 projects for a total of $5.3 billion by the end of 2025. They include the reduction of the energy intensity of production in basic sectors of the economy, where 25 largest Uzbek enterprises and organizations should reach record levels of reduction of specific energy consumption rates for industrial production.
A particular emphasis will be laid on the legislative framework: it is planned to develop 28 regulatory legal acts and targeted programs.
Active measures will be taken to introduce new technologies in social and agricultural sectors. In particular, in the next five years, it is planned to replace 17,251 heating boilers in 6,333 budget organizations of the Ministry of Public Education, Ministry of Health and Center for Secondary Specialized and Vocational Education. That would save more than 56.5 million cubic meters of natural gas.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources will replace 879 pumps and 1,523 electric engines in its water management organizations with up-to-date and energy efficient equipment. The government budget will allocate more than 314.1 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 15.06.2017, 1$= 3903.19 soums) in 2017-2021 to finance all the abovementioned initiatives.
As a result, according to experts' estimates, Uzbekistan will significantly increase electricity production by 2025 by bringing the share of renewable sources in the structure of generating capacities from the current 12.7% to 19.7%. For example, the share of hydropower will increase from 12.7% to 15.8%, solar energy - to 2.3%, and wind power - to 1.6%.
It is also expected to achieve a drastic reduction in the energy intensity of production by 9.79 million tons of fuel equivalent, or annually by an average of no less than 8-10%.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
Uzbekistan registers Higher madrasa Mir Arab
On 7 June 2017, the Ministry of justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan held the state registration of the religious educational institution - Higher madrasa Mir Arab.
In this regard, the Office of the Ministry of justice for public, non-profit and religious organizations awarded the Chairman of the Board of Muslims of Uzbekistan mufti Usmonhon Alimov and acting rector of the Higher madrasah Jobir Elov the certificate on the state registration of Higher madrasa.