The project will help kick start a cutting-edge model of district heating to be used for the first time in Uzbekistan. This will improve the heating and hot water supply services for residents of apartment buildings in Andijan, Bukhara, Chirchik, Samarkand and Tashkent (Sergeli district), which are already connected or planned to be connected to the heat supply system.
Users of public and administrative buildings, including kindergartens, schools, hospitals and government institutions, will also feel an improvement in the quality of heating services. The scheme also provides for the allocation of funds for the modernization of the district heating infrastructure, expansion of its capacity and perfection of the legal and regulatory framework to secure more efficient and sustainable operations of enterprises in the sector in five cities.
As a result of the project implementation, it is expected to switch from heating, using the electricity now widely applied by households, to a centralized heat supply. This will help solve the problems of congestion on the power grid, reduce technical losses, the number of accidents and power outages. It is anticipated that due to the modernization of the sector, the drop in electricity and natural gas consumption will be ensured, to lead to a reduction in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily