INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 205 October 18, 2017

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OFFICIALLY

The government of Uzbekistan has adopted a program of measures to take stock of the installed road signs, information signs, other technical means of traffic regulation

Investments

Russian companies and financial institutions intend to take part in the construction of a plant for the production of synthetic fuel in Uzbekistan

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Uzbekistan: Supporting small businesses

International cooperation

Uzbekistan resumes membership in Inter-Parliamentary Union

Delegation of Uzbekistan held talks with WB and IMF representatives

Meeting with Foreign minister of Iran


OFFICIALLY

The government of Uzbekistan has adopted a program of measures to take stock of the installed road signs, information signs, other technical means of traffic regulation

The document provides for a phased replacement of obsolete road signs with modern ones with a high-intensity coating.

Specially created working groups will conduct, until January 1, 2018, an inventory in this area, paying special attention to prohibitory and prescriptive road signs for the necessity and validity of their installation. On the basis of the data received, by January 1, 2019, it is planned to create a single electronic database of road signs, information signs and other technical means for regulating traffic.

At the beginning of next year, specialists will begin replacing existing signs on public roads of international and national importance with unification under the size of 900x900 mm, and on public roads of local importance, inter-farm rural roads, city streets, urban settlements, villages and villages - 700x700 mm. This process is planned to be completed no earlier than 2021.

In addition, special regulatory documents will be developed, regulating the strengthening of signs and signs at an altitude, providing conditions for their apparent visibility, taking into account remoteness from the carriageway and the features of closely located objects.

In parallel, the material and technical base of the core organizations will be strengthened. It is planned to purchase equipment, special equipment for the production of traffic signs, information signs, other technical means of traffic regulation, means of applying sustainable road marking, ensuring a long period of its operation.

In particular, by the end of next year, 14 specialized road marking vehicles, two sets of thermoplastic equipment for marking road marking with a capacity of 4 tons per hour, as well as three sets of equipment for the production of road marking paints with a productivity of 3 tons per hour are planned to be purchased.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

investments

Russian companies and financial institutions intend to take part in the construction of a plant for the production of synthetic fuel in Uzbekistan

According to Peter Fradkov, Director General of the Russian Export Center, his organization is conducting intensive negotiations within the framework of the GTL plant construction project on the basis of purified methane produced by the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex.

“Russia’s participation in the construction of the Oltin yo’l GTL plant is more than $ 300 million. We provide insurance coverage and direct credit participation. Gazprombank is also interested in this project. The contractor is the Russian company “Cryogenmash”. This is a large international project involving the Korean and Chinese sides,” Fradkov said.

Earlier, the government of Uzbekistan, Gazprombank and the Russian Export Center concluded a framework agreement on the joint implementation of investment projects in the oil and gas, chemical, mining and metallurgical sectors of the republic. In particular, we are talking about the organization of financing from Gazprombank of the GTL project, including financing the delivery of a complex of air separation units of “Cryogenmash” PJSC.

The new plant annually plans to process 3.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas and produce about 1.5 million tons of synthetic fuel that meets Euro-5 requirements. Of these, 743 thousand tons will be diesel fuel, 311 thousand tons - aviation kerosene, 431 thousand tons - naphtha and 21 thousand tons - liquefied gas.

Synthetic naphtha, obtained at the new plant, will be sent to the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex, located just a kilometer away. Here, this product is planned to produce polyethylene and polypropylene of modern brands.

The total cost of the plant construction project exceeds $ 3.6 billion. In addition, for the processing of naphtha, the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex will be expanded and modernized for a total cost of over $ 400 million.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Uzbekistan: Supporting small businesses

The attention paid to developing small business and private entrepreneurship in our country, increasing volumes and improving the quality of production owing to the widespread introduction of modern technologies into the sphere gives good results.

Farmers of the Kashkadarya region in 2016 put on the domestic market about 1.5 million tons of vegetables and fruits. Impregnated with the rays of the sun, grown on the fertile soil of our country, they are rich in useful elements, have high taste and nutritional characteristics.

In recent years, the region has paid special attention to the processing of agricultural products. Entrepreneurs that begin their activities in this direction are fully supported. In 2016, over 10,000 tons of fruits and vegetables were processed here, and this figure is expected to increase this year.

At the fruit processing plant “Darmon sharbatlari” of the Yakkabag district, juices are produced in one and a half and three-liter packaging.

“Despite the fact that we recently started our activity, we produce 12 tons of products a day,” said the plant’s technologist Gafur Juraev. “Modern energy-saving technologies allow us to process up to 20 tons of fruits and vegetables per day. At the moment we mainly produce apple juice, which we supply to the domestic market. We have the opportunity to produce juices from grapes, pomegranate and other fruits and vegetables. After using our workshops at full capacity, the range of products will reach nine types.”

The production processes here are automated, which ensures high productivity and product quality. Juice is made by pressing fruit. First, the raw material is washed and sorted, then crushed. The resulting liquid is filtered, heated in a special container to 80 degrees of heat and cooled. Finished products are packed in one- and three-liter aseptic packages.

Raw materials are purchased from the population, farmers and dehkan farms. Organized three years ago, an intensive garden on the square in 20 hectares began to bring the harvest. This season, with each apple tree in the garden, 20-30 kilograms of fruits are collected. The entire crop is sent for processing. As a result of the implementation of promising projects, about 30 new jobs will be created.

“I graduated from the local agro-industrial professional college,” says Nargiza Narmonova from the village of Esat in the Yakkabag district. “The opening of such a modern industrial enterprise in our district turned out to be very useful for us, the youth. All conditions for workers are created here.”

The products, which occupy ever stronger positions on the market, are to the liking of large customers. Representatives of the enterprise took part in the 2nd International fruit and vegetable fair, which was held from 6 to 8 September this year in Uzexpocenter. Presented on a special stand, natural juices aroused great interest among foreign buyers. In particular, Russian partners expressed their desire to acquire them, and corresponding agreements were reached.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

Uzbekistan resumes membership in Inter-Parliamentary Union

Uzbekistan resumed its membership in the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

According to the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan, membership of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Inter-Parliamentary Union has been resumes from 13 October 2017.

Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis Nurdinjon Ismailov and Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Nigmatilla Yuldashev signed a corresponding joint resolution.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Delegation of Uzbekistan held talks with WB and IMF representatives

Within the participation in the annual meetings of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, a delegation of Uzbekistan consisting of Deputy Prime Minister Jamshid Kuchkarov and Chairman of the Central Bank Mamarizo Nurmuratov held a meeting with high-ranking officials of these organizations.

During the meeting with IMF Executive Director Heenam Choi, the sides exchanged views on further expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan and the Fund.

The IMF Executive Director expressed readiness to help expand the programs of technical assistance to the Republic of Uzbekistan, provide advice and recommendations on the effective implementation of monetary policy, improve mechanisms in the field of state statistics, and diversify the tax base in the liberalization of the foreign exchange market.

IMF Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang reaffirmed the IMF’s firm intention to deepen cooperation with Uzbekistan in order to ensure high growth rates of the republic’s economy and improve the living standards of the people.

At a meeting with representatives of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, led by the IFC global manager for public-private partnership Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, prospects for further expanding cooperation in field of advisory services between Uzbekistan and this organization, implementation of development projects solar energy and improving road and transport infrastructure.

Foreign experts presented their vision for improving the scope of public-private partnership in Uzbekistan, as well as implementing other IFC projects in the country.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Meeting with Foreign minister of Iran

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Tehran on 17 October 2017.

During the meeting, the foreign ministers of Uzbekistan and Iran discussed topical aspects of bilateral cooperation, exchanged views on international and regional policy issues.

The sides confirmed their readiness to strengthen and develop relations in all areas of mutual interest.

The Ministers considered the prospects for cooperation between Uzbekistan and Iran within the UN, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and other international structures.

After the talks, Abdulaziz Kamilov and Javad Zarif signed a cooperation program for 2018-2019 between the Foreign Ministries of Uzbekistan and Iran.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

 

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