INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN - January 27, 2016

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ECONOMY: OUTCOMES OF 2015
Medical industry of Uzbekistan produces goods for 674.6 billion soums in 2015

INVESTMENTS: BUKHARA REGION
64 joint ventures and 10 foreign companies work in Bukhara region

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
Uzbek delegation to visit China

SPORT
A Medal Coupled with a License

economy: outcomes of 2015

Medical industry of Uzbekistan produces goods for 674.6 billion soums in 2015

Medical industry of Uzbekistan increased production by 28.9% year-on-year in 2015 and produced goods for 674.6 billion soums. (currency rates of CB RU from 27.01.2016, 1$= 2831.49 soums)

According to the Uzbek State Statistics Committee, the share of industry in total industrial production of Uzbekistan increased from 0.6% in 2014 to 0.7% in 2015.

In 2015, the large enterprises of the sector increased production of such products as: glass ampules for transportation or packing of goods (by 2.8 times), pro-vitamins, vitamins and their derivatives (2,3 times), medicaments, containing no hormones or antibiotics (1.3 times), etc.

The largest volume of industrial products was produced by enterprises of Tashkent city (56.4% of total industry) and Tashkent region (20.4%).

The small businesses of Uzbekistan increased production by 1.4 times year-on-year in 2015. Their share in the total volume of produced goods in the medical industry reached 64.3%.

Currently, Uzbekistan has 267 industrial enterprises in medical industry, of which 64 were created in 2015.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

investments: Bukhara region

64 joint ventures and 10 foreign companies work in Bukhara region

Uzbekistan has been taking a range of measures to attract foreign investors and leading foreign companies to the modernization and creation of facilities for production of high-quality competitive products. Bukhara region ranks among the leaders in this indicator.

64 joint ventures and 10 foreign companies work in the region today, making a significant contribution to filling the internal market with goods in demand, and increasing the export capacity of the region.

For example, the demand for the yarn manufactured at Daewoo Textile Bukhara company has been growing year by year. The South Korean giant Daewoo International Corporation invested in the foundation of a modern computerized manufacture more than $52.5 million.

“Graduates of the Bukhara Technological Institute of Engineering and professional colleges make up the majority of our employees,” says a company representative Shokhista Ziyoeva. “They acquire skills on operating modern equipment based on the traditions of ‘master-apprentice’ school. Strict observance of technological processes ensures high quality of products. We see favorable working conditions for the employees as an important factor in improving performance.”

The manufactured yarn has international quality certificates, allowing exporting the bulk of its products.

“Our company has been increasing production volumes despite the volatility in the international markets in the conditions of the global financial crisis,” said the Financial Director of the Daewoo Textile Bukhara company Byung Sung-hwan. “We export our products to more than dozen countries, including China, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Turkey, South Korea, Bulgaria and Russia. In 2015, we delivered products to customers at $25 million.”

Stupulated by the government, various benefits and preferences have been expanding the production volumes and improving product quality. In turn, they allowed increasing the company’s working capital by 8.8 billion soums in 2015, which has provided a good platform for further development of production and financial incentives for team members. (currency rates of CB RU from 27.01.2016, 1$= 2831.49 soums)

Investment policy has been in the spotlight because of the need for continuous streamlining of the production process in the face of tough competition. In 2015, $1 million was invested in expansion of shops and installation of up-to-date technological lines. The extention has allowed creating 20 additional jobs. Today, the company employs more than 800 people.

The company has become a reliable partner for many representatives of the domestic light industry. Last year, it supplied the domestic market with the products valued at 27 billion soums.

“Yarn by Daewoo Textile Bukhara is distinguished by high quality,” says the Head of Technician Moslamalar Textil company of Jandor district Qayum Boboev. “We produce towels from it, and they are in brisk demand. In 2015, our deliveries to consumers amounted to 1 billion soums. This year, we are intending to expand the production and export a part of our articles.”

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

Uzbek delegation to visit China

On 27-29 January 2016, the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to the People’s Republic of China.

During the meeting in Beijing with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, it is planned to discuss topical issues of the Uzbek-Chinese relations, interaction within SCO, including preparation for the upcoming bilateral and multilateral events as well as events of the organization planned to hold in Uzbekistan.

Within the negotiations with the SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov, practical issues of preparation for the meeting of the Council of Heads of SCO Member States in June 2016 in Tashkent, as well as other events during the presidency of Uzbekistan in the organization will be discussed.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

sport

A Medal Coupled with a License

December has been marked by two great occasions for Ekaterina Voronina. First, she has received the ‘Shuhrat’ medal. Then, she was called up by the IAAF and was rewarded by a license for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as she completed the minimum requirements during her performance at the Open Championship of Uzbekistan.

She arrived from Poland, where the national team has conducted its training camp, to claim her awards. After celebrating new years with her family, she has returned to Europe to prepare for the start of the season. Her parents miss their daughter, but understand that to get results she must constantly train at the best locations all over the world. They have brought her to athletics when she was only 11 years old. She fell in love with the javelin ever since.

“Ekaterina is a very dedicated student,” said her first coach, Elena Svechnikova. “She learned very fast. In just four years, she became the silver medalist at the first Eurasian Games in Brest with the result of 40.86m.  At the Juniors Championship in Italy she showed a much better result with 46.86m, but her opponents threw the javelin even further than 53m…”

She was not stressed much about her loss. The athlete understood that the javelin is a very competitive and difficult sport and she has very little chances in this discipline. As a result, when in 2010 Pavel Andreev, proposed her switching to the heptathlon, she decided to try her luck in the new discipline. Women’s heptathlon includes the 100m sprint with barriers, the 200m and 800m race, leaping, the long jump, the shot put and the javelin. All of these disciplines as extremely difficult and require a lot of concentration as they are held in a two-day period. Each exercise has its own technique and rules. The young athlete was not scared of the new challenge, and together with her coach, they strived for the highest results.

In just a year she became the champion of Uzbekistan. Then she started achieving results on the international arena. In 2013 Ekaterina Voronina debuted at the Asian Championship in India and won a silver medal, by losing just fractions to a more experienced athlete from Thailand.

The successful start of her new career was a great motivation. In 2014 at the Asian Games in Incheon the competition in the heptathlon was serious. The main favorites for the gold medal were Wang Kingling and our own Yuliya Tarasova. Both of them were amazed by the rapid pace set by Ekaterina Voronina and had to play catch up. Prior to the final event, the 800m race, Katya was 24 points ahead of her rival from China – just a three seconds difference on the track. Voronina surpassed Kingling by 2 seconds and won the gold medal with 5912 points. Yuliya Tarasova came in third place.

Last year, Ekaterina competed in two tournaments in China. Now the competitors knew that she is a serious contender. She was able to support her champion status by winning the tournament in China. However, at the world championship she came in 24th position. This means, she still has a lot of preparations to do prior to the start of the Olympics in Rio.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper) 

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