President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on industrial development and energy supply improvement in Bukhara Region.
At the beginning of the meeting, there was a ceremony of launching 6 new enterprises. These are enterprises "Gijduvon Ipak Tola" in Gijduvan District, "Lekhter Kamalak Textile" in Bukhara city, "Arjumandbonu Chorwasi" in Jandara District, "Usmon Sher Shamshod" in Gijduvan District, "VBM Romitex" in Romitan District and a four-star hotel in Bukhara city. The enterprises operating in the sectors of silk industry, textile, poultry farming, fruit and vegetable processing, as well as tourism create 3.5 thousand new jobs. In general, as a result of launching these facilities the region's production is to increase by 850 billion Uzbek soums.
The President of our state has pressed a symbolic button and officially launched these new enterprises. There was a conversation with the heads of these enterprises via video link.
At the meeting, a particular attention was paid to improving Bukhara's energy supply.
It is estimated that the annual power consumption in Bukhara in 2023 will amount to 4.3 billion kilowatt-hours with the expected deficit of 150 million kilowatt-hours. In this regard, the need to create additional capacities and increase the efficiency of existing ones was emphasized.
Bukhara is famous for a hot climate. Taking this fact into account, it is possible to install solar panels with a capacity of 22 MW at 740 enterprises and 11 MW at social facilities and multi-storey houses.
The possibility of reducing energy losses by 50 million kilowatt-hours due to electrical network renovation and replacement of high energy consuming equipment at 45 large industrial enterprises was specified. In particular, 60 million kilowatt-hours of energy this year and 100 million kilowatt-hours next year can be saved at the pumping station "Amu-Bukhara" by renovating the frequency-control devices.
During the meeting, the need to activate new reserves in the districts and develop industry was noted.
Over the past five years, Bukhara has attracted 31 trillion Uzbek soums of investment, more than 3 thousand companies have been launched. Manufacturing has increased 4.3 times. In 2022, this figure was 27 trillion Uzbek soums. Industrial export has reached $200 million.
It is planned to launch 703 enterprises worth $880 million and create 15 thousand jobs in Bukhara this year. Loans for $220 million are allocated to these projects and 100 billion Uzbek soums for their infrastructure.
The President has instructed every khokim of the district to find additional reserves, attract at least $50 million of investment and increase the number of new projects.