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September 23, 2015


investments. 2

The outlines of the Kandym Gas Processing Plant have taken shape. 2

Ustyurt Gas Chemical Complex to be commissioned in mid-October 2

International cooperation.. 3

Tashkent to host international conference on tourism.. 3

Art.. 3

Loads of Jazz Coming up…… 3


The outlines of the Kandym Gas Processing Plant have taken shape

The outlines of one of the most ambitious investment projects in Uzbekistan have taken shape. The Kandym Gas Processing Plant with a maximum annual capacity of 8.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas will be commissioned in December, 2018 in Bukhara region. The mega project will provide nearly 3,000 new jobs.

Last week, the government of Uzbekistan approved a feasibility study of the first phase of the project on the construction of a gas processing plant and establishment of Kandym group of fields.

In 2015-2018, the Russian partners will equip 77 project wells, build six cluster pads, two assembly points, an export gas pipeline, a shift camp, external infrastructure facilities and the project’s pearl – a cutting edge gas processing plant. It is constructed by a consortium of companies headed by the South Korean Nyundai Engineering Co., Ltd under a turnkey contract for the supply of equipment, construction of the plant and equipping of the Kandym group of fields of the total cost of $2.66 billion. In general, investments in the first phase will exceed $3 billion.

The Russian company intends to implement two more phases of the project for the future.

In 2020-2029, it is planned to equip 21 project wells, build two cluster pads, tw o booster compressor stations at gas gathering points of Kandym deposit, power supply facilities, communications and transport infrastructure.

The project’s third stage in 2028-2032 envisages the construction of 16 wells at deposits Khodji, West Khodji, Akkum-Parsankul with three cluster pads, two assembly points and two compressor stations.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Ustyurt Gas Chemical Complex to be commissioned in mid-October

Ustyurt Gas Chemical Complex (GCC) on the bases of Surgil field will be commissioned in the middle of October, head specialist of the department of technical policy of Uzbekneftegaz Sanjar Berdiev said last week.

He said that works on launch of the Ustyurt Gas Chemical Complex is closing to completion.

Uz-Kor Gas Chemical was founded by Uzbek and Korean companies in May 2008 to develop, finance, construct and exploitation of integrated gas and oil processing project in Ustyurt region of Uzbekistan.

Uzbekneftegaz owns 50% stake in the joint venture, while Uz-Kor Gas Chemical Investment holds 50% share. Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), Honam Petrochemical and STX Energy are Korean founders of the venture.

The cost of the project is US$4.16 billion. The project participants will allocate US$1.4 billion and attract US$2.5 billion from financial institutions to implement the project.

Ustyurt Gas Chemical Complex will ensure processing of 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas and produce 3.7 billion tank gas, 387,000 polyethylene and 83,000 tonnes of polypropylene, as well as 102,000 tonnes of pyrolized petroleum and other products.


International cooperation

Tashkent to host international conference on tourism

September 25, 2015 in Tashkent State Economic University to host an international scientific-practical conference dedicated to the use of international experience in the improvement of tourism infrastructure in Uzbekistan.

As reported by “Uzbektourism”, the event will be attended by more than 100 scientists – practitioners from Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Thailand and Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of various departments and international organizations.

Conference participants will discuss topical issues of improvement of tourism infrastructure at the present stage, mechanisms and forms of modernization services, science and industry in this area, the issues of preparation of highly competitive frame based on industry standards, as well as the implementation of new technologies in tourist education.

Active and fruitful exchange of views on the development of ecological tourism in the present and in the future will be conducted at the event.

(Source: «Business» newspaper)


Loads of Jazz Coming up…

The hot summer is behind and the revival of cultural life is ahead. Recently, the Batyr Zakirov Symphonic Orchestra played jazz in the Minor Hall of Uzbekistan State Conservatory.

This season, the Batyr Zakirov Symphonic Orchestra celebrates its 20th anniversary. However, little resembled that during their first concert.

“We are going to celebrate the 20th anniversary in November during a jazz festival, to which we will invite the stars of the national stage,” Mansur Tashmatov, artistic director of the orchestra, suggested. “In the meantime, we have been working in a normal rhythm.”

Although we cannot say that in this season everything is still going routine. Toward the end of the last season, the team agreed on a tradition that during the closing and opening of the season to conduct concerts with accompanying explanations of the shows performed. “Within two decades, the orchestra has generated its own class of fans; however, we must first of all – out of respect for them – help orient in our creativity and music directions,” Mansur Tashmatov has said.

The first concert presented renditions of pieces by Frank Sinatra, Marcus Miller, Stevie Wander and the group Zemlya I Ogon (Earth and Fire). What will be played at the next concert – and the team plans to organize three gigs a month in this season – is a secret.

The repertoire offers more than 60 works and the team is constantly working on its complementation. The philosophy of the orchestra is that the spectator should not be conquered by the product, but by quality. It is achieved by a unique mechanism that contributes to the maintenance of excellence. Such an approach is not formed by accident. The team is made up of 22 musicians, while many have a second job, and even their own bands. They play not only in concert halls, but also in various celebrations at the invitation. For every one of them the orchestra remains as a kind of standard of quality academic jazz music.

The program of each concert is determined at a rehearsal a few days before the performance, by the consent of all members of the team. “The fans of ours always are confident that at the next concert they will not listen to the music that had sounded previously,” Mansur Tashmatov concludes.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

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