World Bank to Help Modernize Heat System in Bukhara
A delegation led by the head of the World Bank Office in Uzbekistan visited Bukhara, where the presentation of the project on the reconstruction of the heat energy system by the Bukhoroenergomarkaz joint stock company based on modern requirements took place.
The cost of the project, approved by the World Bank Board of Directors and funded on concessional terms at the expense of the International Development Association, is more than $ 14 million. Owing to these funds, a large-scale technological update will be carried out in the joint-stock company Bukhoroenergomarkaz.
Initially, the heat supply will be transferred from an open system to a closed one. Individual heat points will also be built in 198 multi-storey residential buildings and at 33 social facilities.
“As a result of the project, natural gas, electricity, and drinking water worth 4.7 billion soums per year will be saved. The introduction of modern technologies will make it possible to reduce the cost of heat production by 30%. Most importantly, heat losses during its transportation will be halved, and by reducing energy consumption, emissions of poisonous gas, anhydrite carbonate, will decrease by 5.2 thousand tons per year,” said Bukhoroenergomarkaz JSC chairman Anvar Korayev.
As it became known, due to modernization, the service life of heating networks and heat supply systems in high-rise residential buildings will increase by 50 years. Due to the installation of individual heat points, the process of heat supply in high-rise residential buildings and at social facilities will be automatically controlled taking into account the ambient temperature.
The project is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2019 and be completed in stages in 2021.