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June 11, 2019

JICA Promotes Solar Power Generation in Dushanbe Hospitals

Being in line with the strategic goal of the Republic of Tajikistan in ensuring energy security and efficiency, JICA supports promotion of renewable energy and energy saving, as well as reduction of harmful emissions by providing solar electricity generation system (photovoltaic system).

PhotoMr. Hajime Kitaoka and Ms. Saida Umarzoda are pushing start button of Solar Power Generation System

On June 11, 2019 at the city maternity hospital No. 1 of Dushanbe, the handover ceremony of photovoltaic system provided to the hospital under the JICA Grant Aid "Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System" was held. The ceremony was attended by the First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dr.. Umarzoda Saida, the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Hajime Kitaoka, the Chief Representative of JICA Tajikistan Office, Mr. Hideki Tanabe and others.

PhotoHandover Ceremony, City Maternity Hospital No.1 – June 12th, 2019

PhotoMr. Hideki Tanabe is handing over the system operation key to First Deputy Minister Ms. Saida Umarzoda

Since launching of the Project in 2010, photovoltaic systems were installed at three hospitals in Dushanbe: the National Medical Center (120 kW), the Research Institute of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology (40 kW) and the city maternity hospital №1 of Dushanbe (30 kW). The systems can be easily maintained and enable to reduce power purchase from utility grid, which will contribute to reducing electricity costs of the hospitals by 6-17%.

During the opening remarks at the ceremony, Dr. Umarzoda Saida, thanked the Embassy of Japan and JICA for their significant contribution to the development of the health sector in Tajikistan and emphasized that all equipment will be carefully and accurately used and maintained. Mr. Hajime Kitaoka, stressed out the importance of proper use and control of equipment to prolong its life cycle. He also noted that Tajikistan has huge reserves of solar energy and the joint work of the two countries in this direction will make renewable energy sources more sustainable and dominant.

PhotoWorkshop and training for engineers and senior management of the target hospitals for ensuring appropriate operation and maintenance of the photovoltaic system

PhotoWorkshop and training for engineers and senior management of the target hospitals for ensuring appropriate operation and maintenance of the photovoltaic system

Prior to the ceremony, a series of workshop and training for ensuring appropriate operation and maintenance of the photovoltaic system was also conducted for engineers and senior management of the target hospitals. During the seminar held on June 6, 2019 at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population, Japanese specialists from the well-known Japanese company "Kyocera", who is the manufacture of the solar panels provided to Tajikistan, gave a comprehensive overview of photovoltaic system and know-hows of its maintenance. Good understanding and knowledge of senior management is essential for ensuring effective use of the system. Moreover, joint training for the engineers of the three hospitals, enabled engineers not only to familiarize themselves about the system, but also build cooperative relationship for knowledge and experience sharing for better maintenance.

Unfortunately, this system needs external electricity for function, therefore, it is required to install accumulating battery. However, there is no any legislative basis for dealing with such batteries that contains a heavy metals. Due to this, it was proposed to organize a Working Group, which will be engaged in drafting a legislative regulation on disposal of accumulating battery with heavy metals.

JICA intends to continue its support to the Republic of Tajikistan in achieving energy security by diversifying its energy sources and promoting clean energy.


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