As part of the preparation for the visit of the South Korean President to Uzbekistan, the Uzbek Uztextile Association officials, led by the chairman travelled to the Republic of Korea where they held talks with the leadership of the Korean Sam Co. Ltd company.
Following the talks, the parties signed an agreement to set up a cotton-textile cluster in the Samarkand province. A total of 13 cotton clusters will be created in the Samarkand province in 2019.
Cluster harvesting of cotton was set up in Uzbekistan’s 20 districts last year on an area of 164 thousand hectares. To expand this system, 44 businesses with production and financial capacity were selected. This year it is planned to harvest cotton in 61 clusters, covering 51% of all cotton fields.