Friday, 21, February, 2020

National

The Saudi energy company ACWA Power has commenced the construction of a US$ 1 billion 1.5 GW thermal power plant (TPP) in the Syrdarya province, the Ministry of Energy said in a statement.

At the Uzbekistan Aviation & Logistics Forum (UAALF-2020) scheduled for February 19–20, Uzbekistan authorities will be discussing purchase of short- and medium-haul aircrafts for regional flights, the Minister of Transport Elyor Ganiev announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

The visit of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Russia is planned for the second half of June 2020, the First Deputy Foreign Minister, Ilkhom Nematov said today at a news conference.

The Uzbek Defense Ministry has received the delivery of four Mi-35M attack helicopters from Russia. These helicopters are currently being stored at the Tashkent International Airport.

It is planned to move the Tashkent International Airport 30-35 km away from the city. “Currently, Tashkent International Airport is located in the heart of the city. In the future, it may be moved towards Angren or Chinoz, 30-35 kilometers away from the city, ”said Ravshan Ismailov, head of Uzbekistan Airport company.

The area of Samarkand city will be almost tripled by 2040, with Dahbed, Jomboy, Tayloq, Yangidargom and Urgut becoming Samarkand’s satellite towns, and the population topping 1.1 million. This is reflected in the Government’s draft Approval of Samarkand’s master plan until 2040 Resolution.

In Uzbekistan, this year mass production will be launched of military uniforms and new caliber bullets, State Committee for Defense Industry said in a statement.

The Silk Visa project, an EU-style visa-free travel zone, allowing bearers to move freely between participating nations may be launched before 2021, said Aziz Abdukhakimov, deputy PM/chairman of the Tourism Development Committee at a news conference Wednesday.

On February 11, 2020, the First Deputy Foreign Minister, Ilkhom Nematov met with the chief of the Representative Office of the German Economy in Central Asia, Hovsep Voskanyan, the ministry said.

President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday held a telephone conversation took place between the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.