Tuesday, 24, April, 2018

Economy

Uzbekistan resumed gas supplies to Tajikistan, suspended in 2012, through the Muzrabad-Dushanbe main gas pipeline, Akhborot 24 reported on Saturday.

To fulfill the commitments, promised by Uzbek officials to the President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani regarding cooperation in the field of Communications and Information technologies at the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan, the Communications and Information Technology minister of Afghanistan Shahzad Aryobee met with the minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology of Uzbekistan. Azim Akhmedkhadjaev, while Afghan and Uzbek Telecom officials were also present, on Monday, April 2, 2018.

The first power block of the Turakurgan Combined Cycle Power Plant Project will be commissioned in December 2019, UzA said, while the phase II will be put into operation in March 2020. The cost of the project is estimated at US$ 1.195 billion.

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., one of South Korea's leading builders, said Tuesday that it has won a US$540 million order to build a power plant in Uzbekistan, Yonhapnew said.

Tajikistan resumed power supply to Uzbekistan as of Sunday, Khovar reported. The transmission line from the Rehar substation in Tajikistan energized the Gulcha substation (Uzbekistan).

Central Asia's biggest military power, Uzbekistan has offered India a unique proposal, giving its territory to set up a defence manufacturing unit which could allow Delhi to make strategic inroads in the resource-rich region, Indian Economic Times said. The proposal is still in its nascent stages even as India plans to export defence equipment to Uzbekistan, officials familiar with the issue indicated to ET.

UzExpocentre hosted Tuesday the presentation of KAMAZ trucks, the assembling of which started in Uzbekistan. The assembling of KAMAZ trucks was established in Uzbekistan following the agreements reached during the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Russia on April 4-5, 2017.

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan discussed the ways to increase mutual trade up to US$ 3 billion in 2018 compared to US$ 2 billion in 2017, the Kazakh government's press service reported.

Director of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Construction and Road Machinery under the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Yevgeniy Korchevoy held a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan - Chairman of the Board of UzAgroTechSanoatHolding Nodir Otadjonov.

The Agency for External Labor Migration under the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations has entered an agreement with the Turkish travel company Tayga Grup on organized recruitment of Uzbekistan citizens for Turkey jobs, the agency said in a statement.