NAPU plans to organize production of automated water treatment systems of various capacities

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- On 8 February 2019, the National Agency for Project Management under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (NAPU) held a meeting with representatives of the MF Stel’makh Research Institute POLYUS, a leading scientific center in the field of laser technology and having the status of technopark.

The sides signed an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation and partnership aimed at improving the effectiveness of scientific research in the field of natural and technical sciences, promoting the integration of science and industry, strengthening scientific ties.

The meeting was organized in order to implement the project “Organization of production of automated water treatment systems, water storage and water supply” in Jizzakh region as part of the pilot project Ilgor Hudud.

The project is aimed at improving the quality of drinking water, primarily for residents of settlements that do not have access to centralized water supply.

The equipment distinguishes the innovative approach of water purification from open reservoirs, wells and boreholes from bacteria, viruses, salts, metals, organic substances and other harmful elements, storage of purified water, and delivery of crystal clear water to the consumer’s network under pressure. With the consumption of a minimum amount of electricity, the systems operate in standalone mode, allowing remote monitoring of water quality and do not require the use of reagents, making the cost of purified water much lower than in conventional installations. At present, the parties are carrying out the preparatory and organizational measures necessary to start the implementation of the project.

This project concept was presented to President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his visit to Jizzakh region, where it is planned to organize the production of automated water treatment systems of various capacities. The total cost of the project is US$8 million. It is planned to create 150 jobs. According to the organizers, the production created in Uzbekistan will allow to avoid the import of finished plants and significantly reduce costs.

As a mechanism for implementation of an innovative project, a joint venture with the participation of the Digital Economy Development Foundation “Digital Trust” and JSC NII POLYUS named after MF Stelmach is envisaged, while the Russian company will be granted intellectual property rights, production technologies and secured training local specialists.

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