Energy efficient micro-district to appear in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2013

Date: 09/04/2013

The Journal of the Turkish Weekly reports that an ‘Energy efficient micro-district’ project is planned to be implemented in 2013, referring to a statement posted on Thursday on the official website of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Serik Nığmetulı Akhmetov (Kazakh: Серік Нығметұлы Ахметов).

“The National Chamber of Housing and Communal Services and its partners are planning to realize an energy efficient micro-district in Astana in 2013 under the modernization program of housing and communal services.

“A new model of efficient management of the infrastructure of the district which will reduce the cost of energy resources, will be tested within the scope of the project,” chairperson of the Chamber Board Saltanat Rahimbekova said.

According to her, the system assumes optimization of the resources for heating modernization of the housing fund by means of a local merger of houses into micro-districts where energy modernization is planned. This project in Astana is planned to be tested first in the Almaty district.

The National Chamber was established in 2012 by specialist associations such as the Association of Water Supply and Drainage Enterprises ‘Kazakhstan Su Arnasy’, the Association of Managers and Service Companies of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Association of Heat Supply Organisations and Association of Development of Housing and Communal Services ‘Sary-Arka’.

Source: Journal of the Turkish Weekly / IDEA