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April 9, 2015


April 9, 2015


Greeting notes for President-Elect Islam Karimov. 2

economy.. 2

Focus on External Market 2

O‘zAuto-Austem exports products for US$200,000 in 2014. 3

investments. 3

Uzbekistan Railways to invest US$541.2m to modernization of rolling-stock. 3


A Way from the Turbine to the Outlet 3



Greeting notes for President-Elect Islam Karimov

Letters with sincere congratulations and warm wishes to Islam Karimov on his election as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the vote that took place on 29 March 2015 are continuing to arrive from heads of state and government, chiefs of international organizations and renowned public figures of foreign nations.

Congratulatory messages have come from:

Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of Saudi Arabia

Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister of the of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Qaboos Bin Said, Sultan of Oman

Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait

Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar

Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Crown Prince of the State of Qatar

Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior of the State of Qatar

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai

Petro Poroshenko, President of the Ukraine

Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank

Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, Chairman of the Office of Caucasian Muslims

Sergio Rocha, President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Korea

Udo Voelker, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Uzbek-German JV MAN Auto Uzbekistan and independent consultant of CLAAS.

Congratulatory notes continue to come.

(Source: Press-service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)


Focus on External Market

In the next five years Uzbekistan will take certain steps to streamline the structure of the textile, leather and footwear industry through the manufacture of domestically and internationally competitive finished and semi-finished products, including dyed yarn, fabrics, curried leather, knitwear, clothing, footwear and leather articles and fancies .

Uzbekyengilsanoat is planning 58 joint projects with leading foreign partners on the establishment of new, and modernization, technical and technological extension of existing facilities, as well as 21 long-term projects involving foreign investment. Some of them envisage the establishment of textile complexes on the platform of Ellikkala and Kungrad cotton mills, textile complexes in Gijduvan district on the basis of uncompleted construction object in Jandor and Romitan districts of Bukhara region. Besides, the Uzbekcharmpoyafzali Association intends to carry out 61 investment projects on the manufacture of curried leather and modern shoe designs that are popular in foreign markets.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

O‘zAuto-Austem exports products for US$200,000 in 2014

O‘zAuto-Austem, an Uzbek-South Korean joint venture, exported goods for US$200,000 in 2014, the press service of Uzavtosanoat (Uzbek Car Industry) said.

O‘zAuto-Austem produces steel wheels and chassis parts for the modern vehicles produced at GM Uzbekistan, such as Lacetti, Cobalt and Spark. Its annual capacity is 1 million steel wheels and 123,000 chassis parts for automobiles.

O‘zAuto-Austem was registered on 25 February 2011 and started operations on 20 September 2012. The founders of the venture are Korean company Austem Co.Ltd. and Uzbek Joint Stock Company O‘zavtosanoat.

O‘zAuto-Austem produces steel wheels and chassis parts for the modern vehicles produced at GM Uzbekistan, such as Lacetti, Cobalt and Spark. The venture was created to cut the volume of imports and create new jobs.

Currently, the localization level at the venture makes up 51% on steel wheel production and 47.4% – on chassis parts.



Uzbekistan Railways to invest US$541.2m to modernization of rolling-stock

State joint stock railway company Uzbekistan Temir Yollari (Uzbekistan Railways) will direct US$541.2 million of investments to modernization of rolling-stock by 2020.

The programme, approved by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, includes four directions – rehabilitation and construction of new cargo and passenger cars, as well as modernization of locomotives, reported.

Within five years, Uzbekistan Railways will direct US$431.3 million to construction of 4,350 new and rehabilitation of 7,280 used cargo cars. At the same time, it is planned to direct US$43.8 million to construct 82 passenger cars and US$66 million to modernize 164 diesel and electricity locomotives.

Foundry Mechanical Engineering Plant was modernized in September 2013 to improve rolling-stock base. Some US$150 million was invested into the project.

The scheme facilitates foundry for localized production of more than 15 thousand tonnes of steel, in excess of 10 thousand tonnes of cast iron and 500 tonnes of nonferrous metals per annum, along with the manufacturing of 1,200 new train coaches, production of 950 large-capacity containers and the repair of 1,500 freight carriages.



A Way from the Turbine to the Outlet

The Uzbek power industry has reported on the projects to be completed in the next five years. It seems there is nothing much to surprise. They did it, though, after announcing of the intention to build a new cogeneration thermal power plant in Tashkent.

Introduction of the latest technologies in the power system of Uzbekistan has turned into one of the main trends at the current stage of its development. The country ranks among the region’s first to adopt cogeneration and pioneer this field. 2013 marked the completion of a safely unique project on the introduction of a cogeneration gas turbine technology at the Tashkent Thermal Power Plant, as one of the foremost suppliers of electricity and heat for the housing and industrial sector of the capital.

The gas turbine with the capacity of 27.15 MW is equipped with a generator and a steam recovery boiler. The introduction of the modern technology of gas turbine-based power generation has allowed increasing energy performance, enhancing its reliability and efficiency, and providing residents of the capital with guaranteed power.

Experts note that the use of cogeneration technology at power plants in megacities might effectively complement the energy market without reconstructing its networks. It significantly improves the quality of electricity and heat. The stand-alone operation of cogeneration plants supply electricity with stable parameters of voltage and frequency, and thermal energy with stable parameters of temperature.

Having successfully implemented the first pilot project at the Tashkent TPP, the domestic energy specialists have planned the construction of a power station through the loan of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The key objective of the project comes to the steady supply of thermal and electric energy, saving of natural energy resources and creation of new jobs.

It is projected to build the new facility on an idle area adjacent to the territory of the district heating plant №4. The power plant will be equipped with four modern gas turbines with a capacity of 27 MW each, which will reduce noise and vibration impacts on residential buildings by means of anti-noise technologies, and significantly reduce harmful emissions to the environment.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

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