Uzbekistan is among the top ten countries in mineral reserves in the world, Azam Kasymkhojaev, first deputy chairman of the Geology Committee said during the Uzbekistan-Sweden business forum in Tashkent.
According to him, to date, only 20% of the areas with mineral deposits have been examined in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan is currently ready to offer investors 31 sites with expected 151 tons of gold and 1,200 tons of silver of reserves.
“In addition, 18 sites are available with reserves of non-ferrous metals — 1.6 million tons of copper, 3.9 million tons of zinc, 3.1 million tons of lead, 24 thousand tons of rare metals,” said Kasymkhojaev.
According to the official, 1,800 licenses were issued to this date for the development of deposits, of which 611 issued in 2018.
The forum, co-organized by the Uzbek Investments Ministry and Business Sweden Trade and Invest Council, was attended by officials of ministries, agencies and companies of both countries responsible for industrial, geology and mineral resources, IT, machinery, energy sectors.
The sides exchanged views on prospects for bilateral trade and economic cooperation Sweden. The forum also featured presentations of ADB Safegate, Scania, Ericsson, Alfa Laval Potok, Sandvik, EF Education First companies.