INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 216 November 2, 2017

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POLITICS

President of Uzbekistan met with the UN Under-Secretary-General

Investments

Uzbekistan intends to complete electrification of the railway section of Pap - Namangan – Andijan in the year 2021

Modern agrocomplex to be created in Boyavut district

Made in Uzbekistan

Made in Uzbekistan Fair

 


POLItiCs

President of Uzbekistan met with the UN Under-Secretary-General

On November 1, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov, who is in our country on a working visit.

The Head of our state, welcoming the guest, noted with deep satisfaction the dynamically developing and strengthening mutually beneficial partnership of Uzbekistan with the UN, its structures and institutions.

During the last period, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Ahmed Shaheed, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai and many others have paid fruitful visits to Uzbekistan.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan took part and delivered a speech at the 72nd session of the General Assembly of the Organization in September this year in New York, where also held a number of meetings and negotiations with the UN leadership.

Currently, joint activities are being carried out and projects are being implemented within the framework of the road maps adopted in our country on expanding practical cooperation with the UN.

It was emphasized that Uzbekistan attaches great importance to deepening cooperation with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in the sphere of combating illicit drug trafficking, transnational crime and international terrorism.

National and regional projects in these areas have been realized and are being implemented with the technical assistance of the Office.

There is a representative office of this UN structure for Central Asia in Tashkent.

Issues of further strengthening of cooperation and adoption of coordinated measures on combating drug trafficking, crime and terrorism on the basis of development and adoption of a joint Action Plan – the Road map for bilateral cooperation were discussed at the meeting.

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Yury Fedotov expressed sincere gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome.

He highly appreciated the policy pursued by the Head of our state on ensuring peace, stability and sustainable development in Central Asia, strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation with the countries of the region based on the principles of good-neighborliness, mutual understanding and consideration of common interests. The relevance and timeliness of the initiatives of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan forwarded at the session of the UN General Assembly was emphasized.

The UN representative confirmed the readiness of this authoritative international organization to develop long-term and systematic cooperation with Uzbekistan in counteracting contemporary global challenges and threats.

(Source: UzA)

investments

Uzbekistan intends to complete electrification of the railway section of Pap - Namangan – Andijan in the year 2021

The President of Uzbekistan recently approved the basic technical and economic parameters of the project with a total cost of over $ 202 million.

The financing will be provided through a loan from the Asian Development Bank for $ 80 million, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari own resources - $ 72 million, Uzbekenergo - $ 11 million. The government of the republic will also provide about $ 38 million as customs privileges.

The implementation of the initiative will increase the efficiency of freight and passenger transportation by linking the main cities in the Ferghana Valley, home to almost a third of the population of Uzbekistan, with the capital and other regions. In addition, this site can become an important link in the emerging new interstate transport corridors from China and South Asia to Europe and the countries of the Middle East.

Another positive aspect - as a result of the transition to electric traction, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by 10 thousand tons. According to experts, after the completion of the project, cargo turnover on the road will increase to 962.6 million ton-km per year, and passenger turnover - up to 32 billion pass-km.

By 2020, Uzbekistan plans to bring the electrification level of railways from the current 34% to 51% through the construction of 846.3 km lines and a cost of about $ 1 billion.

In the country, with a total length of railroads of 4,200 km, almost 1 thousand km have been electrified, of which over 700 km in the last seven years. The railways of Uzbekistan account for about 60% of the country's freight turnover and almost 80% of the total volume of export and import freight traffic.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Modern agrocomplex to be created in Boyavut district

The Government of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution “On expansion of the activities of a modern agro-complex specialized in cultivation, storage and processing of export-oriented fruit and vegetable products in Boyavut district of Syrdarya region” on 24 October.

The document said that Uzbekistan Commodity Exchange (UZEX) provided financial assistance to Boyavut Tezkor Madad for 2.8 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 01.11.2017, 1$=8078.12 soum).

Boyavut Tezkor Madad specializes in maintenance of agricultural machinery, their service and cultivation of agricultural products in Boyavut district of Syrdarya region. The resources will be directed to the charter capital of the company.

The Government instructed UZEX to create a modern agro-complex on the basis of Boyavut Tezkor Madad and implement projects on processing, conservation and storage of horticultural products based on high technologies.

The exchange was also instructed to develop a plan of measures to further increase export potential of the agricultural complex and create new jobs, designed for 2017-2018.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Made in Uzbekistan

Made in Uzbekistan Fair

“Made in Uzbekistan” exhibition-fair of products will be held at Uzexpocentre on November 7-9, 2017.

This exhibition, organized for the purpose of demonstration of achievements in the sphere of economy of our country, will be attended by the largest companies, small business entities and private entrepreneurs, foreign guests. Participants and guests of the exhibition will have an opportunity to become acquainted with high-quality, export-oriented products of domestic industrial companies, get information on innovative projects implemented in the production sector.

Active preparations are being held for the exhibition these days. The head of department of “Uzexpocentre” National Exhibition Company Jakhongir Rustamov told about its essence and importance to a correspondent of UzA:

– Free economic zones, technology parks, products of light, pharmaceutical, food, leather-shoe, chemical, automotive industry, production of construction materials, consumer goods, road and transport infrastructure, electrical engineering, information and communication technologies, achievements of agricultural industry, educational and other types of services will be presented at “Made in Uzbekistan” exhibition-fair.

It will also be attended by representatives of the state governing bodies, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its territorial branches, the banking and financial organizations of our country. They will present their services related to the development of entrepreneurship, allocation of concessional loans, expansion of the scope of activities, export of products.

Therefore, the exhibition is of great interest to domestic and foreign businessmen, representatives of large companies, private enterprises.

Activity on remote registration of participants is continuing on the website of Uzexpocentre – www.uzexpocentre.uz. Entrepreneurs and manufacturers, who have expressed a desire to take part in the exhibition, can get detailed information about the “Made in Uzbekistan” exhibition on our website and register in the appropriate order.

The exhibition will be located in four pavilions. Seminars, demonstration of products and services will be held within the framework of the exhibition. An opportunity of concluding contracts, including with foreign partners, will be created.

It should be emphasized that profitable offers are being received from foreign companies in the process of preparation for the exhibition. In particular, the administration of the international port zone in Shanxi province of China is inviting manufacturers of Uzbekistan to cooperation. It is planned to strengthen trade partnership, humanitarian relations within the framework of “One Belt, One Road” project. In addition, responsible employees of “Sauda Samal” company (Kazakhstan), Uzbekistan – Tajikistan Trade House, taking into account the great demand for products produced by our entrepreneurs, are making proposals on gratuitous allocation of sites for demonstrating Uzbekistan products.

(Source: UzA)

  

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