INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
INFORMATION DIGEST OF
PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 236
November 30, 2017
The Russia’s Power Machines company will carry out a stage-by-stage modernization in 2018-2020 of the "turn-key" six power units of the Syrdarya Thermal Power Plant 1
International cooperation.. 1
On participation of the delegation of Uzbekistan in the SCO CHG.. 1
The first flight from Kabul to Tashkent 1
“Uzbekistan in the process of transformation. Policy of reforms: expectations and prospects”. 2
The Russia’s Power Machines company will carry out a stage-by-stage modernization in 2018-2020 of the "turn-key" six power units of the Syrdarya Thermal Power Plant
The Russians will carry out the modernization of turbine, generator, boiler and auxiliary equipment of power units №№ 3-6, 9 and 10. Automatic control systems for technological processes will also be introduced, reconstruction of automatic control systems will be implemented, construction and installation, supervision, commissioning and warranty tests to confirm the claimed increase in capacity. Completion of the modernization is scheduled for 2020.
“Modernization of the largest energy facility in Uzbekistan will reduce the electric power deficit in the region and increase the reliability of the country's power system,” said Yury Petrenya, Director General of Power Machines PJSC. “Starting from 2018, we are committed to modernizing two power units on a turn-key basis annually - this is one of the specifics of this contract, because for such a large amount of work in our industry this is quite a short time.
As a result of modernization, the capacity of each power unit will increase by
25 MW - up to 325 MW, which in total will increase the capacity of the station by 150 MW”.
It should be reminded that earlier, in 2013-2015, Power Machines fulfilled the full-scale modernization of power units № 1 and № 2 of the Syrdarya TPP with an increase in capacity by 50 MW to 650 MW. In addition, the company completed modernization of the Charvak Hydro Power Plant in the Tashkent region in 2016 with a total financing of $ 56.5 million. Replacement of the hydroelectric plant equipment allowed increasing its capacity by 45.5 MW, which made it possible to produce 120 million kW/h a year.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
On participation of the delegation of Uzbekistan in the SCO CHG
The delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan led by the Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov will attend the 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments (Prime Ministers) of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which will be held on November 30 – December 1, 2017 in the city of Sochi, Russia.
The heads of governments of India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, PRC, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will exchange views on the current situation in the region and in the world, discuss a wide range of issues of further economic and humanitarian cooperation within the framework of the SCO, progress of implementation of the Action Plan on the execution of the Program of Multilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation of the member states of the organization and other issues of a multifaceted agenda.
The meeting will also be attended by representatives of the observer states – Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia, as well as heads of the Secretariat, the Executive Committee of the RATS, the Business Council and the Interbank Association of the SCO, a number of international and regional organizations.
The first flight from Kabul to Tashkent
On November 29, the first direct flight from the capital of Afghanistan to Tashkent was made.
This became a practical result of measures taken on expanding cooperation between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Relations between our countries, based on the principles of friendship and good-neighborliness, are consistently developing in various areas. In particular, Uzbekistan is actively participating in implementation of projects in the spheres of construction, energy, mining and other sectors of the economy of Afghanistan.
Over the years, Uzbekistan Railways joint-stock company laid and commissioned the Khayraton – Mazari-Sharif railway line. Establishment of an air service between Kabul and Tashkent will serve to increase the logistics potential of our countries, strengthen cooperation in the sphere of civil aviation.
– Before, passengers traveled from the capital of Afghanistan to Tashkent via Istanbul or Dubai, spending 17-32 hours on it, and this new flight takes only 1,5 hours, – said the head of department of Uzbekistan Airways, Nodir Ayupov. – The new route is comprehensively convenient for passengers, saves their time and money.
The first flight from Kabul to Tashkent was made by “Kam air” airline company (Afghanistan). Direct flights have opened new prospects for cooperation between the airline companies of the two countries. They reached agreements on training of Afghan civil aviation pilots in the Flight School of Uzbekistan Airways, as well as on maintenance of the “Kam air” aircraft at “Uzbekistan Airways Technics” air company.
Flights from Afghanistan to Tashkent will be carried out two days a week, on modern liners. The flight schedule is designed so that it would be convenient for passengers of Afghanistan to fly connecting flights to Germany, Great Britain and other countries, as well as to travel around Uzbekistan, which, in particular, is facilitated by the optimal interval between the flights to Samarkand, Bukhara and Urgench.
“Uzbekistan in the process of transformation. Policy of reforms: expectations and prospects”
A round table on “Uzbekistan in the process of transformation. Policy of reforms: expectations and prospects” with the participation of parliamentarians, representatives of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, research and academic circles, the mass media, business community was held at the Academy of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in Berlin.
The event was organized with the assistance of the Embassy of our country in Berlin within the framework of the visit of the delegation of Uzbekistan consisting of representatives of the Institute of Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (ISIS), the Information and Analytical Center for International Relations (IACIR), the “Development strategy” center, University of world economy and diplomacy, deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
According to the press service of the “Development strategy” center, the aim of the round table was to inform the political, expert and public circles of the FRG about the implementation of the Strategy of actions on five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, the foreign policy initiatives of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as well as developing proposals on expanding mutually beneficial Uzbekistan – Germany cooperation.
Special interest in the German audience was prompted by decisions of Uzbekistan on the introduction of the system of administrative justice, strengthening the independence of the judicial branch, the transformation of internal affairs bodies into a socially oriented professional service.
During the event, the main results of the high-level international conference under the auspices of the United Nations on Central Asia, organized at the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, held on November 10-11 this year in Samarkand, were presented.
According to German experts, foreign policy of Uzbekistan today is the basis for expanding regional cooperation, ensuring security and sustainable development in Central Asia.
In accordance with the program of the visit, the delegation of Uzbekistan conducted a number of negotiations and consultations in the departments of the Federal Chancellor and the Federal President, the Bundestag, the federal ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Energy, Economic Development and Cooperation, the Centre for East European and International Studies, the German Foreign Policy Foundation.
Following the negotiations, the leaders of the ISIS and IACIR signed memorandums of cooperation with a number of authoritative research institutions and “think tanks” of Germany – the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the European Institute for Caucasian and Caspian Studies.