Nazarbayev instructs government to adopt South Korean practices in energy efficiency area

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Astana, Kazakhstan, July 2

By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has instructed the government to adopt South Korea's experience in energy efficiency issues.

"The former president of South Korea, when I was there on a visit, told me that they have technologies for sharply decreasing electricity consumption during transportations. I set a task before the government (to learn their experience), but still this is not being carried out," Nazarbayev stressed.

"We are losing up to 20 percent of the generated electricity - this is the output of an entire power plant, while Korea loses 7 to 8 percent during transportations," Nazarbayev said, summing up a meeting dedicated to the first five years of the State Program for Accelerated Industrial-Innovative Development.

He also stressed that the energy efficiency should become the current trend in development of Kazakhstan's economy.

"We don't need to build power plants, but we need to introduce upgrades, and the factories and enterprises need to get new equipment," Nazarbayev added.

He underscored that Kazakhstan will not be able to get into the top 30 developed countries, if it doesn't pay due attention to energy efficiency.

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