Uzbekistan reveals amount of debts collected for energy, gas use
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 16
By Diana Aliyeva – Trend:
A debt worth 5.4 trillion Uzbek soums ($670 billion as of Oct. 16), including 3.4 trillion soums for electricity and 2 trillion soums for natural gas consumption, was collected in June-September 2017 in Uzbekistan by the Bureau of Compulsory Enforcement.
Such information was presented at a meeting chaired by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the issues of uninterrupted provision of population, industrial and social facilities with natural gas, electricity, and elimination of debts for their consumption.
It was noted that during the reporting period, 182 offenses were established in this sphere, and they could inflict damage worth 171 billion soums to the Uzbek state budget. The corresponding measures were taken regarding the offenses.
The Bureau of Compulsory Enforcement was established under the General Prosecutor’s Office of Uzbekistan in accordance with the decree of the country’s President Shavklat Mirziyoyev “On measures to further strengthen payment discipline in the sphere of supply and consumption of electricity and natural gas, as well as radically improve the system of enforcement proceedings.”