Monday, 27, September, 2021

Economy

Until 2025, the number of state-owned enterprises in Uzbekistan will be reduced by 75%, announced the Director of the for State Assets Management Agency (SAMA) Akmalkhon Ortiqov at an international forum on May 27.

Of Uzbekistan’s public external debt (US$ 21 billion), US$ 2.3 billion was contributed for the Uzbekistan GTL plant project. The total project cost is US$ 3.6 billion.

The State Assets Management Agency of Uzbekistan (UzSAMA) in partnership with the World Bank organized an International Forum called ‘Transformation and Privatization of the State-Owned Enterprises in Uzbekistan: A New Stage of Economic Reforms’. The event participants discussed the current and planned reforms in this area. 

The public debt as of April 1 topped US$ 23.4 billion, or 40.5 percent to GDP. At a regular meeting of the Legislative Chamber, the achievement of the state budget parameters for Q1 of 2020 and 2021 was discussed, the chamber reported.

The State Assets Management Agency announced plans to sell government’s stakes of 100% in Poytakht Bank and Uzagroexportbank.

Uzbekistan today announced the winning bidder of the public-private partnerships (PPPs) for two photovoltaic solar parks in the Jizzakh and Samarkand regions. These PPPs, tendered under the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program, will soon add more than 400 megawatts of clean and renewable energy to the country’s energy mix.

The UAE-based Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) made the most attractive proposal in the call for bids for the 200 MW Sherabad photovoltaic plant project in the Surkhandarya region, the press service of the Ministry of Energy said.

In 4 months of this year, more than 90 percent of gasoline imported to Uzbekistan was imported from Russia and Turkmenistan.

Tashkent hosted the eighth meeting of the Uzbek-French intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation on May 10 chaired by the Deputy PM/Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov and the French Minister-Deleagte for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness Frank Riester, the MIFT said.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with TCS Logistics (Pakistan), successfully launched the first pilot shipment to Central Asia under the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) Convention, a customs agreement that facilitates the international transport of goods.