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Uzbekistan

22.02.2017

In accordance with the decree of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev, the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics will be created under the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. The new structure will be formed on the basis of the already existing Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics. According to experts, this decision will make it possible to improve research in biotechnology and genomic breeding of wheat, potatoes, cotton and grapes. In addition, the Center will train highly skilled geneticists.

 

21.02.2017

Over the next five years, Uzbekistan plans to increase the volume of coal mining by 3.1 times. This year, the country will produce about 3.92 million tons of coal; in 2019, the figure should reach the level of 4.78 million tons; in 2021, it will increase to 11.67 million tons. Worth recalling, 3.87 million tons of coal were produced in the country in 2016.

 

21.02.2017

The State Committee of Uzbekistan on Geology and Mineral Resources must work more on the involvement of foreign investment in the sphere of exploration and development of deposits of strategically important solid minerals. This follows from the draft decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoev, which was submitted for the public debate on the Single portal of online public services. The work to attract foreign investment in the development and exploration of solid minerals has been conducted in the country since 2009.

20.02.2017

Uzbekistan plans to launch 18 new public services based on the 'one stop' principle before the end of 2017. According to the press service of the “E-government” Center, the proposal was put forward at the recent meeting of representatives of the legal services and experts in the field of information and communication technologies of various ministries and government agencies. The event took place at the Department of Forecasting and Strategic Planning.

 

20.02.2017

In accordance with the decree approved by President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the Agency for Science and Technology will be created in the country. As follows from the text of the document, the new structure will function on the basis of the governmental Committee on coordination of development of science and technology, which is subject to abolition.

19.02.2017

In 2016, the volume of bilateral trade turnover between Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom amounted to $151.3 million, which is 43 percent more than in 2015. According to the report of the British Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan's exports to the United Kingdom consists mostly of iron and cotton. As for the British supplies to Uzbekistan, the main imports are different types of machinery and equipment, services, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and consumer products.

 

19.02.2017

Established in 2006, the consortium “Aral Sea Operating Company” (which included LUKOIL and CNPC with shares at 33.3 percent each, and “Uzbekneftegaz” with a share of 33.4 percent) has announced on its official website that the joint venture dealing with development of the Uzbek part of the Aral sea will be disestablished. In accordance with the PSA (Production Sharing Agreement), Uzbekistan received at least half of all extracted raw materials at the initial stage.

 

18.02.2017

By the end of 2018, Uzbekistan will repair more than 5,400 kilometers of roads. This is provided for in the program of development of regional roads in the period 2017-2018, which has been approved by the President of the Republic. In total, during the two years, it is planned to carry out repair and overhaul of 5,454 kilometers of roads and streets in cities, townships and villages, as well as off-farm rural roads. 2,700 kilometers will be repaired in the current year, and the remaining 2,754 kilometers will be renovated in 2018.

 

18.02.2017

Today, there are all possibilities to increase the trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia by 20 percent. This statement was made by Minister for Investment, Trade and Foreign Economic Relations Elyor Ganiev. He added that by the end of 2017, the bilateral trade between the two countries can reach the level of $5 billion. According to the Uzbek side, in 2016 the volume of bilateral trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Russia decreased by 5 percent in comparison with 2015, down to $4.2 billion.

 

18.02.2017

By 2020, the holding “Eurocement Group” plans to build a new cement plant in Uzbekistan. It will work on the base of its own asset, the JSC “Akhangarancement” located in Tashkent Province (Akhangaran). Vice President of the holding for production and economy Sergei Marchenkov announced the news on February 15. “We have announced a tender to determine the contractor for the project's engineering. Many of the world's leading companies have been invited to participate in the tender.