Monday, 28, November, 2022

Business

The Uzbek authorities proposed to Russian investors to set up an immunobiological vaccines unit, including against the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a pharmaceutical cluster in Tashkent.

Uzautosanoat is in talks with the British Bentley to produce new electric cars from 2021, Tez News said. As it became known, initially it is planned to launch two models of hybrid cars for the Uzbek market, while by 2025, the models could be brought to six hybrid electric cars.

Reliefs and waivers provided for Uzbek hotels will be extended until the end of 2021. This decision was made on December 1 at the meeting between the Deputy PM/Chairman of the Tourism Development Committee Aziz Abdukhakimov with the management and members of the Association of Hoteliers of Uzbekistan, general managers and owners of the largest hotels in Tashkent held at the Hilton Hotel.

The Tashkent’s Sergeli car market is expected to be fully privatized, the State Assets Management Agency (SAMA). According to the financial statements, Iste'molda Bo'lgan Transport Vositalari Va Ehtiyot Qismlar Sergeli Bozori LLC, which controls the market, is 100% state-owned, and is profitable.

LUKOIL has resumed gas production in Uzbekistan and nearly elevated production to the design rate, the company Vice-President for finance Pavel Zhdanov said.

Turnkey project specialist Horn Glass Industries is supplying a 250 tons per day float glass plant for the Zarafshon Oyna company in Zarafshan, Uzbekistan.

Today a meeting with press was held at the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications.

1,237 foreign-invested enterprises were registered in Uzbekistan in January-September 2020, bringing their total to 11,900, of which 11,300 are active.

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan businesses signed US$50 million worth of deals at the Investment Forum held in Dushanbe. The Forum was part of the Uzbek-Tajik Intergovernmental Commission meeting on Trade and Economic Cooperation and was attended by more than 300 people from both sides, including senior officials of government bodies, state companies and organizations, as well as representatives of the private sector, Asia-Plus said.

World renowned Nike and Adidas are planning to open sport shoes production units in Uzbekistan, Fakhriddin Boboev, chairman of Uzcharmsanoat association, said.

On August 14, the President got acquainted with the presentation of projects on tourism promotion. As reported by the presidential press service, Bostanlyk district of Tashkent province has a huge tourism potential. However, over the years the existing potential has not been fully tapped.

The territory of the Khazarasp free economic zone will be expanded through vacant land plots not used in agriculture, This is stated in the Aug. 17 presidential decree on the development of entrepreneurship in the Khorezm province and boosting the investment attractiveness of the province.

5 hectares of land on the shore of Kerkidon reservoir in Fergana’s Kuva district province have been put up for sale with the condition of investing in tourist facilities, the Tourism Development Committee said.

The production of Changan small trucks, a Chinese brand, will be launched at Namangan free economic zone, the Namangan province governor’s office said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a meeting on the implementation of the Banking System Reform Strategy for 2020–2025 and accelerating the transformation of banks, the presidential press service said.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $12.5 million long-term loan to JSC Indorama Kokand Fertilizers and Chemicals to finance the modernization of its fertilizer plant in Uzbekistan, which will create jobs and benefit the country’s agriculture sector. The investments will help the company introduce energy-efficient technologies to boost production capacity of high quality phosphate fertilizers for local and regional farmers, improving crop yields and farmer incomes.

CIS Business Initiatives Week (BIW) will be held in Tashkent on September 9–13, the Tashkent mayor’s office said. The preparation plan for the event was approved by a government order.

Since February, Lukoil has reduced gas production in Uzbekistan by 40% of its design capacity due to low demand for gas in China due to coronavirus, the company said in a report for 2020 Q1.

The 5th round of negotiations on the terms of a preferential trade deal with Turkey was held at the Uzbekistan Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade through video conferencing, the ministry said in a statement.


The purpose of the deal is reportedly to advance trade and economic ties by facilitating the two-way trade. The parties noted that it is an important and effective step to increase the bilateral trade up to $ 5 billion.

In particular, customs duties will not apply to certain goods, or will be significantly reduced.

The negotiations allowed us to comprehensively review the provisions of the draft agreement, as well as to study in detail the lists of Uzbek and Turkish goods, for which it is planned to apply the preferential trade regime, the statement added.

While, the Turkish side announced the readiness of the Ministry of Trade of Turkey to provide the necessary technical assistance for Uzbekistan's accession to the WTO, including in terms of advising on the application of anti-dumping, countervailing duties, protective measures, as well as mechanisms for subsidizing business entities in agriculture sector.

Uzbek exporters will be compensated air and road transportation costы, it follows from the decree of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.