Refrigeration Specialists of Samarkand Region Upgraded Their Skills

Refrigeration sector specialists participated in the capacity building trainings organized jointly by the State Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan and United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan, which took place in Samarkand on 6-8 April and 10-12 April 2017.

These two three-day trainings, aimed at building the capacities of the specialists working in the refrigeration sector on maintenance of refrigeration and climate control equipment, united over 50 specialists from public and private enterprises of Samarkand region.

During the trainings, consisting of theoretical and practical parts, the participants got acquainted with the basics of refrigeration equipment, and the ways of providing maintenance service to them. On the results of these trainings they also took a test.

It should be mentioned that the Republic of Uzbekistan, within the framework of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, committed itself to the accelerated reduction in the consumption of HCFC by 2020 and its complete removal from the consumption by 2030. At present, thanks to the close cooperation between State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection and UNDP, several measures are being undertaken to build the capacity of the state and private sector institutions to reduce dependence on import and consumption of HCFC. These measures, among others, include training of the technicians in the refrigeration sector, transfer of modern equipment designed for improving the quality of maintenance service and creation of the HCFC Recovery and Recycling centers.

These trainings are part of the project carried out by the State Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNDP entitled “Initial Implementation of Accelerated Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase Out in the Countries with Economies in Transition (CEIT) – Uzbekistan”, which is aimed at implementation of measures for reducing production and use of ODS and protecting ozone layer of the Earth.

The trainings were also attended by Mr. Turakhon Khashimov, Deputy State Inspector of the Committee for Nature Protection for Samarkand Region and Mr. Abror Khodjaev, Project Manager.