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July 15, 2016


I International Fruit and Vegetable Fair.. 1

Contracts for export of products are signed. 1

Uzbekistan plans to increase capacities of cold storages up to 1m tonnes. 2


Uzbekistan carries out dozens of high-tech projects on introduction of modern information technologies and innovative know-how in the real economy. 2


A “Return Visit” to Celestial Country. 3


I International Fruit and Vegetable Fair

Contracts for export of products are signed

The I International Fruit and Vegetable Fair, organized at the UzExpoCentre in accordance with the resolution of the President of our country Islam Karimov from June 1, 2016, continue its work.

Twenty-five years ago, needs of the population of Uzbekistan on the basic types of food, fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products were provided by imports, and due to the attainment of independence, our country has taken place among the leading nations of the export of these products. This is best illustrated by the fact that more than 180 species of fruits, vegetables and processed products are exported to more than eighty countries, including the United States of America, Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cyprus, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Thailand, China and Japan. As a result of reforms implemented in the sphere volumes are increased and export geography is expanded.

The I International Fruit and Vegetable Fair is wide demonstration of the potential of our country in this direction. On the third day of the fair were conducted the presentations in order to further strengthen the relationship in this sphere and international cooperation, with a view to signing of new contracts and increase the export potential of our country. Foreign participants got acquainted with the achievements in agriculture and food industry of the representatives of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and regions, methods of cultivation of organic fruits, vegetables, melons and processed products.

The manager of the Lendel Media Solutions Sl (Spain) Raul Mir Coll noted that cultivated fruits and vegetables in Uzbekistan are significantly different from the same products grown in other countries, rich in natural sugars, amino and organic acids, useful microelements essential essential for human health and various biological substances essential in the diet. With the “Yuqoribog’ nematlari” agrofirm of Urgench district, the Lendel Media Solutions Sl signed a contract for a weekly supply of 30 tons of melons starting from 1 October.

For farms and farmers of Khorezm region this fair became productive. To date, they have signed contracts for 80 million dollars. Deputy Khokim of Khiva district Jasurbek Masharipov said that the “Agro Chinor” company signed a contract with the Russian company FinInvest Consulting SRL for the supply of nine thousand tons of fruits and vegetables, with the Djandildin SA company (Kazakhstan) for the export of products in the amount of 4 and half a million dollars.

Currently, Samarkand region exports products to almost forty countries. Bulungur, Samarkand, Tailak, Urgut and Jambay districts specialize in cultivating fruits and vegetables, the average annual yield of 3076 thousand tons. This figure includes – 1503 thousand tons of vegetables, 572 thousand tons of potato, 103.7 thousand tons of melon products, 522 thousand tons of grapes and other products.

At present, in the framework of the fair trade company “Uzagroeksport” signed contracts in the amount of 382 million dollars for the supply of fruit and vegetable products to enterprises-exporters in Europe, Asia and the CIS. Contracts were signed, in particular, with the company “Pure Corporation” (Iran), the “Vsee Corporation” (China), Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UAE), the “Eco Green Group” company (India).

More than two hundred organizations and farms-exporters operate in Jizzakh region. One of them is the “Baxmal Eksport” company. The company, which employs more than 170 workers, equipped with modern equipment. The enterprise is engaged in processing of products, this year built 35 hectares of vineyards. At the fair, “Baxmal Eksport” signed a contract for the export to India of mung bean.

According to the head of “Baxmal Eksport” Anvar Safarov, the fair contributes to increasing the export potential of companies and enterprises, working in the field, the definition of new perspectives. According to representatives of the region, taking into account the high demand of nuts in Bahmal abroad, it is planned to allocate 400 hectares to new walnut plantation and 100 hectares in Gallyaral, Zaamin and Farish districts. In the liberated from the grain area of the land of two thousand hectares it will be grown high-yield cauliflower, chili peppers and other crops.

The first International Fruit and Vegetable Fair continue.

(Source: UzA)

Uzbekistan plans to increase capacities of cold storages up to 1m tonnes

Uzbekistan is planning to increase total volume of cold storages, used for storing fruits and vegetables, up to 1 million tonnes by the end of 2020, chairperson of the board of Uzbekoziqovqatholding Odilhon Rustamov said.

He noted that currently there are more than 1,300 cold storages in Uzbekistan with a total capacity of simultaneous storage of more than 800,000 tonnes. These stores use progressive methods of storage of fruits and vegetables with an integrated approach to its sorting, packaging and calibration.

As a result of the creation of new facilities for the storage of fruits and vegetables, Uzbekistan will reduce losses of fruits and vegetables by over 10%.

Rustamov said that Uzbekistan also intends to create new warehouses as part of standard trade and logistics centers. He noted that Uzbekistan plans to build over 15 such centers for more than US$115 million.



Uzbekistan carries out dozens of high-tech projects on introduction of modern information technologies and innovative know-how in the real economy

For a historically short period of time, the young and independent state has managed to achieve a drastic development of the resource-intensive area like IT. Some 25 years ago, the republic embarked on the development of innovations from scratch. Today, Uzbekistan is steadily moving towards new bars, using the most advanced information and communication technologies.

Over the years, the country has built a national model of ICT development, which has sustained a successful progress vector in the field. Adopted over the years of independence, the laws ‘On telecommunications’, ‘On information’, ‘On the openness of state authorities and administration’ and ‘On e-government’ have provided a strong foundation for a positive change.

The construction of ICT infrastructure of new generation has been in progress in the country. 17 projects on the development of telecommunication technologies and communication infrastructure, and nearly 30 projects on building the e-government data base and a synergy of information systems have been underway within the framework of the Integrated Program of Development of National Information and Communication System in the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2013-2020.

Cellular communication has been developing dynamically. Some 10-15 years ago, we used it for conversations only, while today the advanced form of communication helps to correspond, exchange data, including photos, videos. It is fairly clear why the number of mobile subscribers has increased by 7.5 times over the past decade owing to 16,500 base stations that currently operate throughout the country.

Innovations have been broadly introduced in television too. The government developed the concept and the program of transition to digital television, which provides the audience with maximum image quality. Before gaining independence, Uzbekistan broadcasted only 2-3 TV channels, while now the people enjoy the opportunity of watching 12 digital public TV around the clock. By 2017, the population of the republic will be fully covered with high-quality digital TV.

Founded in 2013, the Single Portal of Interactive State Services has become another key element in the ‘digital government’, enabling citizens and legal entities to obtain information about public services, as well as use them in electronic form.

Over the past three years, the number of electronic applications from the population and businesses to government agencies through the SPISS has increased by 130 times.

Most importantly, the authorities realize that development of technologies should go continuously. This opens up new horizons of socio-political, socio-economic development, making the country more competitive in the global market.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


A “Return Visit” to Celestial Country

Tashkent successfully hosted the Week of Chinese films in September last year. It was attended by guests from China led by Zhang Hunsen, head of the General Administration on the affairs of the press, publishing, radio, cinematography and television of the People’s Republic of China. The Uzbek delegation paid a “return visit” to China last week.

“Days of Uzbek cinema” were hosted in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an. The festival was opened with the film “Hayotda…” (“In the Life of …”) directed by Yolqin Toychiyev. The program included the best films of Uzbek cinema, reflecting the national identity and flavor: “Quduq” (“The Well”), “Vizhdon” (“Conscience”), “Ota” (“Father”), “Tubanlik” (“At the Bottom”), and “Sehrli Qalpoqcha” (“The Magic Cap”). They introduce the Uzbek people’s way of life, traditions, customs, and mentality to the Chinese audience.

The events, organized by the “Uzbekkino” National Agency jointly with the General Administration on the affairs of the press, publishing, radio, cinematography and television of the People’s Republic of China and the Embassy of Uzbekistan in China, promote cooperation between the two countries in the field of art and culture.

“I feel happy about the consistent development of Uzbek-Chinese cooperation in all spheres,” said Zhang Hunsen. “Uzbek films are gaining popularity across the world. This festival, along with introduction of Uzbek cinema to the Chinese people will also serve to further strengthen relations, trust and accord between our two nations.”

Talks were held with a number of relevant ministries and departments of China within the framework of the festival for the purpose of further development of relations, creation of joint films, modernization, and technical and technological re-equipment of this sector.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


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