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August 24, 2015


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Over 1,000 Companies to Participate in 11th International Cotton Fair in Tashkent 2


Afrosiyob Train Starts to Run to Karshi 2

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Uzbek athlete becomes 9-time World Champion. 3




11th International Uzbek Cotton Fair

Over 1,000 Companies to Participate in 11th International Cotton Fair in Tashkent

Tashkent is scheduled to host the 11th International Uzbek Cotton Fair on October 15-16, 2015. A relevant Presidential Resolution has kick-started preparations.

The major fair will include a string of events such as demonstration of latest innovative proposals in technologies and design, an international conference, thematic workshops and a fashion show. The fair will be attended by members of over 1,000 firms and companies from nearly 50 countries, Uzpakhtasanoat cotton association told an Uzbekistan Today correspondent.

There are plans afoot to publish a special edition highlighting the latest achievements and prospects in the development of cotton growing and the cotton and textile industry in Uzbekistan, with the assistance of Cotton Outlook, a cotton trade journal.

Last year’s international cotton fair resulted in deals for the delivery of 580,000 tons of Uzbek cotton fiber and textile products to the tune of $1 billion. The scope of the upcoming fair is expected to be as impressive.

In keeping with tradition, the business part of the fair will be rich in events. Representatives of international companies and prominent experts will discuss a broad spectrum of issues, including production and use of fibers and fabrics, and expansion of trade and investment cooperation both in Uzbekistan and worldwide while learning about scientific developments in this area.

UzExpoCenter, which will play host to the main events, has also been busy with major preparations and creating conveniences for participants of the fair. The Service Center, negotiation room, and special offices for agreement signing will be furnished with conveniences in line with international standards.

The event will place emphasis on the promotion of the textile industry. Uzbekvengilsanoat light industry company is scheduled to do a series of presentations focusing on the potential of Uzbek industry, benefits and concessions, the favorable investment climate, highly qualified personnel, raw materials as well as the developed production, financial, transport and communication infrastructures.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)



Afrosiyob Train Starts to Run to Karshi

On August 22, just a few days ahead of the celebrations of the 24th anniversary of our country’s independence, the high-speed electric train Afrosiyob carried out its maiden course from Tashkent to Karshi.

Special significance is attached under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to the steadfast development of the railway transport. Wide-ranging reforms are underway in the sector facilitating the growing volumes of freight and passenger transportation.

Four years ago, the high-speed train Afrosiyob began running between Uzbekistan’s capital city and Samarkand. The train itself is manufactured by the Spanish PATENTES TALGO S.L.

The modern train containing two locomotives, eight passenger cars and a restaurant-carriage, has become for this period the most comfortable and reliable railway transportation means for our people and the guests of Uzbekistan. Suggestive of that is the fact that from the moment it was commissioned more than 600 thousand passengers have been carried by this train.

With the aim of securing the regular running of the electric train Afrosiyob along the route Tashkent-Samarkand-Karshi, specialists of the Joint Stock Company Uzbekiston Temir Yollari (Uzbekistan Railways) have undertaken enormous amount of work and efforts.

In accordance with the resolution of the head of our state “On boosting the development of infrastructure, transport and communications construction in 2011-2015”, signed 21 December 2010, as well as that “On measures to implement the project ‘Electrification of the railway section Marakand-Karshi’”, inked 5 January 2012, the latter 140.8 kilometer-long railway segment has been electrified to a full extent. At 11 stations, 9 kilometer-long railroads have been renewed, and ground works exceeding 2,100 cubic meters have been carried out.

To secure a reliable movement of trains and uninterrupted operation of communication systems, a modern automated scheme of dispatcher management and automated registration of electricity metering have been established. All the crossings of the railway section are equipped with phone and radio communications, while the road has been fenced on both sides.

To date, the passenger trains from Tashkent to Karshi have had to overcome the 511 kilometer path for nearly 6 hours, while from now on, the Afrosiyon electric train is going to limit that time to 3 hours.

“We have seen Afrosiyob on the television many times and dreamed of the times when we have that train in our region,” says the Karshi resident Shodiyor-ota Khojanazarov. “Today, our dream has come true. This wonder of machinery and technology takes us swiftly from Tashkent to our city. We are grateful to the President of our country for such opportunities for our people that make our towns even more closer.”

The Karshi railway station hosted a ceremony of welcoming the Afrosiyob train. The Kashkadarya Region hokim Zafar Ruziev, chairman of Uzbekiston Temir Yollari joint-stock company Achilbai Ramatov and others noted that this new course is indicative of the tremendous transformation taking place in the lives of our people along with the demonstration of the economic potential of our country.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Batir Zakirov attended the festive event.

(Source: UzA)


Uzbek athlete becomes 9-time World Champion

At the recent World Championship in weightlifting, which was held in Pecs (Hungary), Junior Sergeant of border troops of Uzbekistan Muhtaram Aliyeva for the ninth time rose to the highest step of the podium in the weight category up to 60 kg, the press service of the International Federation of weight-lifting reports.

The representative of our country for thirty minutes lifted a 10-kg kettle bells 417 times and became the winner of a gold medal of this award. In addition, she lifted the 16-kg kettle bells 62 times in ten minutes and received the silver medal in this category.

Note that in 2011 she won in Athens, a year later – in Germany and Italy, in 2013 – in Uzbekistan, Russia and Greece, in 2014 – in France and the United States. Winning this year in Hungary was the ninth title of world champion for the Uzbek athlete.

It should also be noted, that if in 2016 our compatriot will be able to become the tenth time world champion, she will be awarded the “golden crown”.


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