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­Policy.. 2

Greeting Letters for President Islam Karimov. 2

economy.. 2

Uzbek food industry produces industrial goods for 991.1bn soums in 1Q.. 2

investments. 3

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Mills: Great Prospects with Great Enthusiasm.. 3

transport.. 3

The Iron Path. 3

Ecology.. 4

Eco-friendly Solutions. 4

Society.. 4

“UzReport” TV channel one-year-old. 4






Greeting Letters for President Islam Karimov

Congratulatory notes with sincere greetings 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, international organizations as well as renowned public figures of foreign nations. 

Greeting letters have come from:

King Felipe VI of Spain

Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain

King Philippe of Belgium

Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia

Dilma Vana Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil

Raul Modesto Castro Ruz, Chairman of the State Council and of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba

Marzouq Ali Al Ghanim, Speaker of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait

Kaoru Kamata, President of Waseda University

Greeting messages continue to come from government officials and public figures.

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


Uzbek food industry produces industrial goods for 991.1bn soums in 1Q

Enterprises of the Association of Enterprises of Food Industry produced industrial products for 991.1 billion soums in January-March 2015, which grew by 25.5% compared to the same period of 2014 (currency rates of CB RU from 01.05.2015   1$= 2512.73 soums).

Enterprises of the industry produced consumer goods worth 896.2 billion soums in the first quarter of 2015, which increased by 30.4% year-on-year.

The industry increased production of refined oil (+ 1.2%), household soap (+ 5.0%), margarine (+ 23.4%), sugar (+44.2%), confectionery (+ 58.9%), beer (+ 9.5%), meat and meat products (+ 90.5%), sausages (5.0%), milk and dairy products (+ 45.9%), butter oil (+ 25.4%), cheese and bronze (+ 1.3%).

In the first quarter, the industry started production of 98 products, including 79 units of confectionery, 5 units of fat and oil products, 7 units of canning goods, 3 units of meat products and 4 units of milk products.

The Association plans to use investments for US$55.45 million of investments due to own resources, banking loans and foreign direct investments in 2015.

The industry used investments for US$3.29 million due to own resources and banking loans in the first quarter, while the forecast for the quarter was at the level of US$1.98 million.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Council of Ministers of Karakalpakstan, regional and Tashkent city administration, it is planned to realize 983 investment projects for 389.8 billion soums in 2015 and create 10,575 jobs.

The industry implemented 141 projects for 50.59 billion soums and created 1,193 new jobs in the first quarter of 2015, while it was planned to implement 108 projects for 45.05 billion soums and create 1,000 jobs in the first three months of 2015.

There are 123 small enterprises in the structure of the Association, which produced 349.77 billion soums of products in the first quarter of 2015, which makes up 35.3% of total volume of produced goods in the industry.



Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Mills: Great Prospects with Great Enthusiasm

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Mills (AMMM), one of the largest companies in Uzbekistan, has developed a Program on Structural Reforms, Modernization and Diversification of Production for 2015-2019.

For the next four years the plant has scheduled 17 different projects, 12 of which imply new constructions, and five projects will be about modernization and reconstruction of existing facilities. The total cost of the project exceeds $2.45 billion.

The development of the Dalneye field in Tashkent region is going to be the largest AMMM project in the short term perspective. After reaching full production capacity it is planned to produce up to 15 million tons of ore per year. The project cost is estimated at $1.6 billion.

Another big project envisages the construction of a cement plant in Sherabad district of Surkhandarya region worth more than $225 million. It is expected to be put into operation in 2018. After the launch the object will be able to produce up to 1.5 million tons of Portland cement annually. The plant has a serious experience in creation of cement manufactures. AMMM was directly involved in the construction of a cutting edge cement plant , which was commissioned in March 2014 in Zafarabad district of Jizzakh region. Now, the company is intending to channel another $35.8 million to expand its capacity. The works will be completed next year, and the annual capacity of the Portland cement production line will increase from 760 thousand up to 1 million tons.

AMMM will actively explore the capacity of the Angren Special Industrial Zone. In 2017-2018 it is planning to establish there two manufactures of popular construction materials – three-layer sandwich panels (annual capacity – 100,000 m²) worth $8.5 million, and galvanized metal sheets and profiled sheeting worth $25 million.

The plant has set up special working groups for the implementation of each project, worked out network schedules, and submitted them for approval to the competent authorities.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


The Iron Path

The professionalism of domestic railroad experts has been proved by unique projects of international standards. It is most gratifying that the Uzbek experience is recognized by international experts and governments, which invite Uzbekistan Railways experts for consultations or projects in their countries. The successful implementation of the railway line project Hairaton – Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan has turned to be a landmark accomplishment.

The project was launched in January 2010. It was the first experience outside of Uzbekistan for domestic railroad specialists. It envisaged the construction of a single-track railway line between Hairaton station on the Uzbek-Afghan border, and the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, as well as the upgrade of the railway station in Hairaton, the construction of sidings and freight yard at the Naibabad station. The Uzbek workers commissioned a total of 106 km of the railway 130 days ahead. In addition, they built five stations, 29 artificial structures, and protections against sand drifts.

The launch of the new line provided rail transport to the most developed and densely populated areas of the northern provinces of Afghanistan, which positively impacted on the development of agriculture, industry, hydropower and mining in the region. The railroad has also allowed cost-effective cargo connections between Northern provinces of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, as well as other states in the region.

In July 2011, the Uzbek and Afghan sides signed an agreement on the operation and maintenance of the railway line for three years. Within this period, the National Joint-Stock Railway Company transported 7.8 million tons of cargo.

A new phase of the project was launched last week – the Uzbek government approved a program of measures for the follow-up of the project on ‘Operation and maintenance of the railway line Hairaton – Mazar-i-Sharif.

Sogdiana Trans, a subsidiary of Uzbekistan Railways , and the Ministry of Public Works of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan initiated a new three year contract on the follow-up operation and maintenance of the railway line Hairaton – Mazar-i-Sharif. Under the contract, the Uzbek side will annually receive $19 million, including all taxes, charges and fees, regardless of the volume of traffic.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Eco-friendly Solutions

Uzbekistan intends to get done with gas flaring by 2030.

For the first time ever heads of biggest oil companies and senior government officials of oil-producing countries have pledged to stop gas flaring in the oil industry no later than 2030. Uzbekistan has assumed this liability as well.

“Reduction of losses during the production of energy resources gives way to large-scale measures on the reduction of resource consumption and further enhancement of energy efficiency of the economy. These measures were marked as priority areas of the Program of Measures on Reduction of Energy Consumption, Introduction of Energy-Saving Technologies and Systems in Economy and Social Sector for 2015-2019,” said Minister of Economy of Uzbekistan Galina Saidova.

From this point on, the countries and companies under the commitment should publish annual reports on the state of gas flaring and progress in achieving the objectives. The commitment will not be subject to new oil fields.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


“UzReport” TV channel one-year-old

On April 28 «UzReport» TV channel celebrated a year of the beginning of its activities on the media in Uzbekistan.

One year is of course a small period, but enough to draw some conclusions and analyze what has been done.

During this short period “UzReport TV” has become the leader in efficiency, dynamics and informative newscasts. The channel has launched a number of information, sports programs, cross-program TV shows and documentaries, resulting in confident with each passing day increase the audience of the TV channel.

“During the year « UzReport TV» consistently improved the quality of its work. Thus, based on current trends of TV feed and the individual characteristics of the channel, the channel has been re-designed and upgraded hardware and software platform for the broadcast program schedule.

The structure of the broadcast is designed so that using modern technology teleconferences and direct connections, as quickly as possible airing a series of social, economic, political, sporting, cultural and world news” – said the chief Director of the TV channel Aziz Nabihanov.

The broadcast is conducted in Uzbek, Russian and English languages. The channel is broadcasted in digital format and is available to subscribers of cable television studios, “UzDigital TV”, “Stars TV” television networks, including the service “IP TV”, as well as users of the Internet

Today «UzReport TV» offers to viewer’s exclusive analytical reviews, discussions and other author’s projects, designed to highlight the current state and prospects of development of the real sector of economy, finance and entrepreneurship.

“More than 100 highly qualified journalists, analysts and experts in the field of economy, finance and trade industries, as well as experts in the preparation of television content on a daily basis are doing everything possible to quickly produce and provide quality information product, designed for specialists and a wide audience” – adds the director of the news service of the channel Davron Karabaev.

The channel promptly brings to the audience not only news of Uzbekistan, but also the key international events, which are attended by correspondents «UzReport TV».

In addition, «UzReport TV» has its own film production group, which is preparing an exclusive social and educational and informative documentary films and TV shows.


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