Friday, 04, December, 2020

Economy

Uzbekistan Railways has launched the regular movement of a high-speed freight train to the Hairaton station in Afghanistan, the company said. Part of the train is reportedly formed in Tashkent, and along the way it is supplemented by freight cars sent from provinces.

On April 24, Deputy PM/Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov, in a videoconference meeting with the Russian Deputy PM A. Overchuk and discussed the state and prospects of Uzbek-Russian cooperation in the trade, investment, industrial cooperation and logistics fields.

On 27 April 2020, the Uzbek Deputy PM/Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov held a video conference with the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio and discussed a wide range of investment, trade, economic, financial and technical cooperation between the two countries, the Uzbek ministry said.

In January-March, Uzbekistan exported over $1 billion worth of gold, a 1.7% increase to the last year, the State Statistics Committee said. While, the gold’s share in exports standing at 29.8%.

On April 21, the Uzbek Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade, Sardor Umurzakov held a teleconference with the Minister of Railways and Commerce of India, Piyush Goyal.

The construction of a new hydroelectric power station in the Sardoba reservoir has commenced in Uzbekistan. The 21.3 million-euro project is scheduled for 2020-2022 and will be financed through the direct loans from RosEximBank (Russia).

In January-March, Uzbekistan’s foreign trade in goods reached US$ 8.14 billion, which by US$ 924.1 million (10.2%) lower compared to the same period in 2019, the State Statistics Committee said in a report.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, through video conferencing, launched the construction of the Tashkent Pharma Park Innovative Scientific and Production Pharmaceutical Cluster in the Zangiata district of Tashkent province on Friday.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a video-conference government meeting on Thursday on the chemical, agricultural and automotive industries, the presidential press service said.

The Ministry of Energy has announced a call for bids for a 100 MW wind farm in the Karauzyak district of Karakalpakstan.