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At the Oil & Fat Factory in Kattakurgan, Kamoliddin Khaitov smiles and expresses delight with the new boilers that were commissioned in 2014. As Head of the Boilers' Facility at the factory, Kamoliddin certainly doesn't miss the old boilers that had previously been in use since 1956.  Outdated and inefficient, they initially ran on coal and were manually controlled. The new boilers, however, operate on gas and are fully automated and much easier to run. They also consume much less power and save natural gas.
Uzbekistan is one of the world's major producers and exporters of natural gas - but it is also one of the world's most energy-intensive economies. The country uses twice as much energy as its neighbor Kazakhstan to produce a unit of GDP, and six times as much as Germany. To improve its overall energy efficiency, therefore, Uzbekistan's government has developed a national strategy that includes cutting energy use per unit of GDP in half by 2030.
Mining, chemicals, oil and gas, electric power, and the production of construction materials are among Uzbekistan's most energy-hungry industries. To help these industries upgrade old and outdated industrial equipment, the World Bank has piloted a new financial approach through its  Energy Efficiency Facility for Industrial Enterprises Project . With a view to saving energy and capturing heat, upgrades and improvements will range from replacing old energy-inefficient converters, compressors and boilers to capturing, recovering and re-using thermal energy.
The  Energy Efficiency Project, in liaison with three commercial banks, provided financing for 32 strategic enterprises to pilot 81 sub-projects around Uzbekistan. These sub-projects will save more than 539 million kWh of electricity and 252 million m3 of gas every year - an energy saving that is large enough to supply electricity for 850,000 families annually (if one family consumes 3600 kWh).
"As of now, 79 subprojects are being implemented across the country. The total amount of these subprojects is US$160 million and IDA provides financing of US$ 128 million out of the total amount. The rest of the total amount is financed by the three banks - Hamkorbank, Asaka Bank and Uzpromstroybank and by industrial enterprises." [Continue reading here.]

New Date Announcement: February 1, 2017

AUCC Members are honored to be the first international business delegation to be invited by the people of Uzbekistan to visit the country after Presidential Election on December 4. 

AUCC looks forward to meeting with the country's new leadership to address and advance commercial opportunities of mutual interest. Please join AUCC as a member and be part of our delegation to Uzbekistan.   

2017 U.S.-UZBEKISTAN 
ANNUAL BUSINESS FORUM: 
"Integrating Best Practices, Strategies and Technological Solutions for Success"

will be held on 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Tashkent  
[Note: There will be no forum on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.]

Time:
8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Agenda to follow

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The AUCC delegation to Uzbekistan will be led by the chamber's Chairperson Carolyn B. Lamm and President Steven T. Nadherny.   Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Elyor Ganiev, is expected to represent the Government of Uzbekistan. 

AUCC is a private, non-governmental, 501 (c)(6) trade association that was established in 1993 in Washington, DC.  The chamber is the oldest business group in the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan that exclusively represents commercial interests of the US corporations before the governments of our two countries.  

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Register here to indicate your interest in the event. Registration deadline is  Monday, December 19, 2016.
 
SPONSORSHIP: 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact AUCC at info@aucconline.com. 

VISA, HOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION IN TASHKENT: 

AUCC will provide assistance with visa, hotel and transportation for AUCC members and guests. Please contact AUCC at info@aucconline.com for details.  

APPLICATION FEE: 

Free for AUCC members (will be verified) and US Government representatives.  

$1,000 per person for all other guests and participants - The fee is non-refundable. 

Click here to make a payment and register for the event. 

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The American-Uzbekistan
Chamber of Commerce
 
1030 15th Street, N.W.,
Suite 555W
 
Washington, DC 20005
 
phone: 202.509.3744
 
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