Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 2 / Trend D.Azizov /
The tariffs on power energy increased by 8.9 percent in Uzbekistan from Oct. 1, the local media reported.
According to the report, one kilowatt hour of electricity costs 76.8 soums compared to 70.5 soums before Oct.1. The cost per kilowatt hour of electricity increased from 35.25 soums to 38.4 soums for houses equipped with electric stoves.
The last time the price of power energy rose by 8.8 percent in April 2010.
From Oct. 1 tariffs on central heating and hot water supply will increase by 8.5 percent for Tashkent's population and enterprises, Tashteploenergo Production Union reported earlier.
The monthly tariffs for the central heating are increased from the current 365.8 soums per square meter to 397.03 soums.
The tariff for hot water in case of lack of counter will reach 4140.52 soums per person (now 3814.78 soums) in the case of presence of the counter - 1272.29 soums per cubic meter (1172.21 soums).
For residents of dormitories with shared shower cubicle will hit 3,080.14 per person per month compared to the current 2837.83 soums.
The last time the price of hot water and heating rose in February 2010. The growth rate then was 20 percent. Since early 2010, the tariffs on power energy increased in Uzbekistan by 17.7 percent and hot water and heating - 28.5 percent.
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