Interagency Working Group discusses on National Action Plan on Rational Use of Energy in the Residential Buildings Sector

Mar 25, 2016

Members of the inter-agency working group discuss the pre-final draft plan / UNDP Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 25 March 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held the third session of the inter-agency working group on development of the National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings Sector of Turkmenistan. The session took place with participation of the Turkmengaz State Concern, Turkmennebitgurlushyk, Ministry of Economy and Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Construction and Architecture, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Communal Services, State Statistics Committee, and others.

The national action plan is developed within the GEF-funded project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan”. The purpose of the national action plan is to improve the current fund of the residential buildings to meet energy efficiency standards.

In his welcoming speech, representatives of the “Turkmengaz” State Concern, Babayev Begmurat said “National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings Sector is very important for us because the government of Turkmenistan promotes policies aiming at energy efficiency of various types of energy: gas, electricity, thermal power, and others. Turkmengaz concern continues to work with UNDP project on improving energy efficiency and today we have gathered national experts to hold this in-depth discussion and answer the remaining questions.”

Participants of the working group discussed details of the proposed draft plan, activities and data, estimated costs of the project on modernization of the residential fund of Turkmenistan and benefits that the implemented activities could bring. Representatives of the line agencies and ministries also considered the feasibility of the proposed activities, and provided feedback with comments and recommendations.

The list of activities of the proposed draft plan includes revising current building codes and developing new ones, studying possible ways of creating new local enterprises for producing energy efficient construction materials, improving current heating systems and holding regular energy audits and others. Participants of the working group stressed the importance of regular monitoring and evaluation on the progress of implementation of the plan to establishment of the energy management systems throughout the country.

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