Wednesday, 19, May, 2021


The European Union launched today a comprehensive EUR 3 million Central Asia COVID-19 Crisis Response (CACCR) solidarity package, addressing the needs of Central Asian countries. Implemented by the World Health Organization the CACCR programme will provide support to mitigate the current outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also contribute towards longer-term resilience of the national health systems of the Central Asian countries by increasing their capacities to respond to similar public health threats, should they occur in the future.

The largest bank in Hungary, OTP Bank, plans to enter the Uzbek market. The prospects for opening a bank in the country were discussed at a meeting between the Uzbekistan Deputy PM Sardor Umurzakov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjártó in Tashkent.

The European Union and the French Development Agency (FDA) on July 10 approved funding of 1.5 million euros for a safe medical waste disposal project in Samarkand, the agency’s said.

US$500 million agriculture modernization project finance agreement was signed with the World Bank on July 11. On behalf of Uzbekistan, the agreement was signed by the Deputy PM/Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov, while on behalf of the World Bank, Regional Director for Central Asia Lilia Burunciuc.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Uzbekistan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade, and ADB Governor Sardor Umurzakov today discussed ADB’s ongoing support for Uzbekistan’s fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the bank’s portfolio of projects in the country.

On July 6, in Seoul were held talks between the Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov and the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Economy and Finance of the Korea Republic Hong Nam-ki, the press service of the MIFT said in a statement.

On June 30, the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov hosted the Executive Director of the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Adam Boehler and discussed prospects of cooperation as part of strengthened Uzbek-US ties.

Uzbekistan that sold its first international bond just last year is eyeing up a green-debt sale, in the latest sign that sustainable finance has entered the mainstream.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a $500 million loan to help the Government of Uzbekistan mitigate the adverse health and economic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a pre-privatization loan of up to $35 million equivalent in Uzbek Soum to Ipoteka-bank to expand the bank’s financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Uzbekistan. The financing will also help the state-owned bank transform into a commercially viable private bank.