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The experience of international experts to help reforms of the fuel and energy complex

6 February 2020

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - The World Bank is supporting the reform of the fuel and energy complex of Uzbekistan, including through the provision of international experts. This topic became the main one during a meeting in Tashkent on 6 February 2020, Minister of Energy Alisher Sultanov with members of the WB delegation. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Energy.

The World Bank delegation included energy professionals, led by WB Leading Energy Specialist Husam Beydes.

During the meeting, an independent energy consultant, Budak Dilly (Turkey), was introduced to the Minister of Energy of Uzbekistan, who analyzes the progress of reforms in the country’s energy sector and develops recommendations to strengthen their effectiveness.

It should be noted that, with the assistance of the World Bank, the Roadmap for reforming the country’s energy sector was developed and adopted, approved by Presidential Decree No. PP-3981 of 10.23.2018.

To date, the implementation of the measures stipulated by the Roadmap is carried out according to the deadlines.

As part of facilitating the implementation of the energy sector reform process, the World Bank’s energy expert Budak Dilly made his first visit on 9-13 December 2019. A series of meetings were held during it, further steps were taken to provide consultations and provide recommendations for improving the current state of the energy sector. The measures necessary to select a model of the electric power market are identified. Following the results of B. Dilly, the first report was submitted with analysis and comments on the existing law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the electric power industry” and recommendations were provided on the necessary amendments to the law.

During this visit, the expert discusses the proposed models for the prospective development of the energy market.