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Uzbekistan

29.04.2017

The Russian agricultural firm KRIMM (Tyumen Province) has concluded an agreement with the agricultural company AGROVER. The document provides for the supply of 600 tons of elite-class seed potatoes of the varieties Red Scarlet and Rosara to Uzbekistan. Earlier, the Russian company concluded an agreement with the Uzbek side on the supply of 2,000 tons of food potatoes to the republic. After that, the sides decided to expand mutual partnership.

 

28.04.2017

At present, the Russian concern Gazprom is preparing for signing the production sharing agreements for development of a number of new deposits discovered in Uzbekistan. Vitaly Markelov, deputy chairman of the board of the concern, announced this news in an interview with a corporate magazine. In his words, the Dzhel field was discovered in the territory of Ustyurt Province of the republic as a result of the large-scale geological exploration carried out by Gazprom.

 

28.04.2017

Uzmobile, the national mobile operator of Uzbekistan, is launching a large-scale program to test the quality of cellular services. As reported by local media with a reference to representatives of the company, the testing procedures will be conducted with the use of mobile laboratories. Currently, Uzmobile is acquiring measuring equipment of the famous Finnish manufacturer Anite Finland. With its help, it will be possible to carry out quality control within all the present-day mobile standards: 2G, 3G, 4G, CDMA 450.

 

28.04.2017

In 2016, the production of cars in Uzbekistan decreased by 2.1 times, amounting to 92,625 units. “Uzavtoprom” reported these figures on April 25. The production of passenger cars at the GM Uzbekistan enterprise located in Asaka (Andijan Province) totaled 88,200 cars, which is 2.1 times less than the 2015 result. The second enterprise of the automobile industry of the republic, the Samarkand Automobile Plant, produced 3,420 cars (down by 11.4 percent against the 2015 figure), 2,512 trucks (down by 17.8 percent) and 908 buses (up by 20.4 percent).

 

28.04.2017

By 2020, the first toll roads will be built in Uzbekistan. A representative of the government of the republic announced this news to journalists. In his words, the project for construction of the first toll road from Tashkent through Samarkand to Bukhara is being developed. According to him, this road will be a separate highway parallel to the existing one.

 

26.04.2017

In the first quarter of 2017, over 700 kilometers of roads of the general-use category were repaired in Uzbekistan. This information was reported during the press conference on April 24, which was participated by representatives of the State Committee for Roads of the Republic. During the same time, there were completed road works worth UZS59.7 billion within the framework of investment programs.

 

In addition, capital repair works worth UZS9.4 billion were carried out. A total of UZS195.3 billion were spent on repair and maintenance.

 

26.04.2017

This year, Uzbekistan plans to increase the production of grapes to the level of 1.9 million tons. Representatives of the Uzvinprom Holding announced the news. As reported by local media, over the past years the country has increased the area of vineyards in all categories of farms by more than 7,000 hectares. This has made it possible to increase the total production of grapes by 136,000 tons in 2016. As a result, the total grapes production was brought to the level of 1.7 million tons.

 

26.04.2017

Uzbekistan plans to open a number of new consular offices in the CIS countries, since the existing overseas institutions do not cope with the rapidly increasing migration flows. First Deputy Foreign Minister Zhavlon Vakhabov made this statement in an interview on April 24. He said, “The current number of consular employees makes it almost impossible to ensure proper solution of the tasks assigned to us regarding the protection of the rights and interests of Uzbek citizens.”

 

26.04.2017

The Asian Development Bank will provide Uzbekistan with a loan of $80 million. The funds will be used to electrify a 145-kilometer-long section of the railway connecting the cities of Andijan, Namangan and Pap. According to the official website of the ADB, the electrified section of the railway will be part of the corridor of the second CAREC program (Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation), which is the most important transport link in the region.

 

25.04.2017

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the 2017-2021 complex of measures aimed at improving the sanitary and ecological condition of the provinces and cities of Uzbekistan, as well as drastically improving and developing the waste management system. According to the head of state, the republic is facing a number of unresolved problems concerning the organization of removal of solid domestic waste. These problems hamper the further development of private business in this area.