Activities of the Public Private Partnership Development Agency for the first half of 2019 and future plans

A press conference on the activities and plans for the first half of 2019 was organized by the Public Private Partnership Development Agency under the Ministry of Finance and the Agency for Information and Mass Communications under the Presidential Administration of Uzbekistan.

The purpose of the event is to inform the general public about the scope of public-private partnerships and PPP projects through the media and to provide a roadmap for the tasks ahead.

During the first half of 2019 significant steps were taken in the field of Public-Private Partnership in the Republic. The Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Public-Private Partnership” was adopted in line with international standards. A draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on approval of legal acts on public private partnerships was prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Justice. In addition, the Agency has drafted a model public-private partnership agreement, which is important for the PPP process and can be applied in many areas, and has been sent to the ministry.

A list of regulatory and legal documents for the implementation of PPP projects (24 Decrees of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 65 Resolutions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and 43 Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan) were invented). As a result, it was proposed to amend 3 Decrees of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 5 resolutions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and 8 resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Agency has developed legal documents following the Law, in particular, submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers and to interested ministries and departments “On Public Private Partnership” The Regulation on the procedure for maintaining the register of public-private partnership projects has been developed and the “Procedure for monitoring the implementation of PPP projects”.

Energy sector:

Solar Energy

Currently, a tender for the construction of a pilot 100 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Navoi region is being completed as part of a public-private partnership with the support of the International Finance Corporation.

With the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Finance Corporation, it is planned to increase the capacity of solar photovoltaic power plants to be 2000 MW by 2015 and bring them to 5,000 MW by 2030.

2. Wind Energy

Together with the UAE MASDAR, it is planned to build a 500 MW wind power plant on the basis of G2G (government to government). A memorandum was also signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the construction of a 1,000 MW wind power plant on the basis of the SCC.

3. Installation of steam installations

The Public Private Partnership Development Agency (IFC) is planning to implement a project for the construction of a 2,600 MW single-cycle gas turbine greenfield (greenfield) in Syrdarya region. It is planned to implement projects on modernization and management of Talimarjan TPP on the basis of G2G (government to government) in cooperation with the UAE Mubadala.

In addition, the ADB experts are currently working with the relevant ministries and agencies to implement a gas and electricity distribution project in Tashkent.

Transport

Projects in the transport sector form the core of the ICA. Currently, the following projects are being studied:

It is planned to modernize Tashkent International Airport and regional airports on the basis of CPC. This project is implemented in cooperation with the International Finance Corporation and other international financial institutions.

It should be noted that the potential of the country for the production of solar energy is high in Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Navoi, Samarkand and Surkhandarya regions. The Republic of Karakalpakstan, Bukhara and Navoi regions have great potential in wind energy.

 

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