President Shavkat Mirziyoyev became acquainted with the activities of a cotton-textile cluster organized by LLC Khantex Group in Kurgantepa district.
During his trip to Andijan region in May last year, the Head of the state was presented a project by the company for production of textile goods. Scheduled works have been fulfilled on time. A large spinning workshop was erected with the installed modern equipment from the Swiss company Rieter. About 400 local residents received permanent employment.
At the next stages of the project, the company intends to set up manufacturing and dyeing of fabrics, production of ready-made clothes and towels. The total cost of the project is 58 million euros. When the company reaches its full capacity, more than 9 thousand tons of yarn will be produced per annum, along with almost 6 million meters of fabric, over 10 million units of garment and knitwear. 1.5 thousand jobs are expected to be created. Exports are projected to reach 40 million dollars.
In addition, efforts have started to build a modern oil extraction plant in the cluster with an annual capacity of 2 thousand tons of oil, 7.5 thousand tons of meal and 5.4 thousand tons of husk, along with a livestock complex. 13 types of agricultural equipment and machinery produced by American companies John Deere and Case have been purchased.
The Head of the state became familiar with the cluster spinning shop.
“Thus far, we have worked on creation of various enterprises at places. Now we need to pay attention to quality, deliver conditions for revenue growth,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev suggested.
Plans for the agricultural development in Andijan region, improvement of population welfare through poultry farming, fish farming, beekeeping, sericulture and gardening, as well as projects developed by Uzbekistan’s Embassy in Belarus were also considered.
The President approved the projects and gave directives to ensure their timely and qualitative implementation.