Tuesday, 22, June, 2021

Finances

International Finance Corporation and the Government of Uzbekistan signed an agreement to support the modernization of the chemical industry and fertilizer production.

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today the Tax Administration Reform Project in Uzbekistan, which is designed to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the State Tax Committee (STC) and deliver better services to local taxpayers.

The Uzbekneftegaz intends to draw US$ 184 million in a loan from the U.S. The Export–Import Bank for the reconstruction of the Bukhara oil refinery, the company said.

Residents of cities located in two southern regions of Uzbekistan will benefit from improved urban infrastructure and municipal services, thanks to Additional Financing for the Medium-Size Cities Integrated Urban Development Project, approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expanding its Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF), launched in Uzbekistan in 2019, to support green finance for small private-sector companies investing in green technology solutions.

More than 170,000 people living in the Chust, Namangan and Pap districts of the Namangan Region in eastern Uzbekistan will enjoy regular access to fresh drinking water and wastewater services, following the implementation of a major rehabilitation programme financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expanding its regional presence in Uzbekistan by opening a new local office in Urgench, its third in the country. Urgench is a major municipality in the west of the country.

Samarkand, one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia, which prospered from its location on the Silk Road trade route between China and the Mediterranean, has become the first city in Uzbekistan to boost its urban sustainability planning by joining the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s €3-billion flagship programme, EBRD Green Cities.

On 4 June 2021, S&P Global Ratings revised the outlook on its long-term ratings on Uzbekistan to stable from negative. At the same time, we affirmed the ‘BB-/B’ long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and JSСB Hamkorbank signed a loan for $20 million equivalent in Uzbek sum to expand access to credit for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and agricultural borrowers.