Tajik cotton producer expands his production with new equipment

Cotton producer
Cotton processing machine
Investment Size
US$ 45,000
Financial results
Payback of 12 years
Energy savings
70,700 kWh per year

New machinery also processes waste materials

A Tajik cotton factory expands its production capability and becomes more energy efficient with a new production line.

An owner of a cotton factory, Mr. Saidov, processes raw cotton in Bokhtar city of Southern Tajikistan. He decided to modernize his production facilities by replacing old machines with new energy efficient equipment. Mr. Saidov approached the CLIMADAPT team to secure a loan.

The CLIMADAPT team performed the project analysis, assessed the potential of energy savings, financial-technical parameters and risks. Mr. Saidov secured a US$ 45,000 loan and invested in the new machinery.

The new equipment is 25% more energy-efficient and helps Mr. Saidov save on energy costs. Savings exceed 70,700 kWh/year or US$ 3,820 in dollar terms. Moreover the new equipment has better production capabilities, It can produce several types of high-quality cotton fabric. New types of fabric can help cater to a wider variety of customers. With an increasing demand for processed cotton, the new equipment positions Mr. Saidov well for production expansion.

The Tajikistan Climate Resilience Financing Facility, CLIMADAPT is developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and supported by the Climate Investment Funds’ Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (CIF PPCR), the United Kingdom and the EBRD Early Transition Countries (ETC) Fund.