Uzbek-Lithuanian intergovernmental economic cooperation commission holds session
The Uzbek-Lithuanian intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation held a session in Tashkent on 19 June. Lithuania is one of the important partners of Uzbekistan. Cooperation between the two nations is developing intensively in many areas.
Silkworm breeders of Uzbekistan prepare 23,500 tons of cocoons
Silkworm breeders of Uzbekistan met the annual contractual obligations and prepared about 23,500 tons of cocoons. This is 2,000 tons more than last year. The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources told UzA that in the current season silkworm breeders of the country grew 445,687 boxes of grain, each giving an average of 53 kilograms of cocoons.
Uzbekistan taking measures to prevent sale of low-quality toys
State Committee for demonopolization and development of competition in collaboration with the Health Ministry, Uzstandart agency, Customs and Tax Committees, Federation of consumer protection societies have been implementing the plan to prevent the occurrence of sales of low-quality toys on the domestic markets.
Uzbek-UAE economic cooperation commission holds first session
Uzbekistan-UAE intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation held its first session in Tashkent on 28 May. Representatives of government bodies and companies working in the trade, fuel, energy, finance, agriculture, customs, car building, pharmaceutics, food, light industry, transport communications, tourism, culture, environment and other spheres participated in the event.
Frame. Flash. Sound-2008 exhibition opens in Tashkent
Frame. Flash. Sound-2008, second equipment and service exhibition for cinematography, sound recording and broadcasting, opened in Tashkent. It has been organized by Uzbekkino national agency in collaboration with the National Television and Radio Company, Uzbekfilm studio and IEG Uzbekistan, the exhibition company.
Uzbekistan Airways launches sale of electronic tickets
National company Uzbekistan Airways will start the sale of electronic tickets from 1 June 2008, deputy commercial director Vladimir Filipas told UzA. The electronic ticket is a new method of processing the sale of passenger carriage in which all information is stored in the database of the airline’s automated system. The passengers will now receive an itinerary receipt printed on an ordinary sheet of paper and containing all the information that is usually included in the air ticket.
International oil and gas exhibition OGU 2008 opens
The 12th international exhibition Oil and Gas Uzbekistan – OGU 2008 opened in Tashkent on 13 May. More than 180 companies from over 30 countries, including Uzbekistan, Russia, China, Ukraine, UAE, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Britain, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Iran, USA, Malaysia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, are participating in the exhibition.
Uzbekistan-Indonesia business forum held in Tashkent
The business forum of Uzbekistan and Indonesia was held in Tashkent on 13 May. It was attended by heads of ministries and departments, companies and concerns of the two countries responsible for foreign economic relations, trade, banking and finance, fuel energy, construction, agriculture, tourism and telecommunications.
Uzbek-Korean business forum held in Tashkent
The forum of business circles of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea was held in Tashkent on 12 May in the framework of the official visit of the South Korean Prime Minister. The participants considered expansion of Uzbek-Korean trade, economic and investment cooperation.
Paris-Urgench flight to be launched from 1 September
O‘zbekiston Havo Yo‘llari, national air company of Uzbekistan, and Air France reached an agreement on opening of the Paris-Urgench-Paris route. The flight, starting from 1 September, will operate once a week.
South Korean Prime Minister visits Kalmakir deposit of AGMK
Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Han Seung-Soo, who is on an official visit to Uzbekistan, visited the Kalmakir deposit of the Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AGMK) in Tashkent region on 11 May. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev accompanied him on the visit. Han Seung-Soo familiarized himself with the activity of the complex, the production process and the working conditions.
First solar power plants installed in Surkhandarya region
The authorities of Surkhandarya region are taking measures for wide introduction of the use of solar energy in order to save natural resources and protect the environment in the area.
Tashkent-Non produces 500 tons of bread products per day
Measures are being taken in Tashkent to ensure stable and uninterrupted supply of bread products and prevent increase bread prices in the markets. According to the city administration press center, the issue is under constant supervision of municipal authorities.
Uzbekistan Agrominitech Expo-2008 ends
The Third International Exhibition and sale of mini technologies and compact equipment for agriculture was held on 3-6 May in Tashkent. It was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Festival of craftsmen held in Bukhara
The traditional international festival of craftsmen took place in Bukhara. Organized by Uzbektourism national compay in cooperation with Bukhara’s regional administration and a number of private tourist organizations, the event aimed to stimulate tourism, increase the flow of foreign visitors and promote the rich cultural heritage and traditions.
Microfinancing problems considered at Legislative Chamber
The Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held a meeting on the implementation of the Law “On microfinancing” by commercial banks, credit associations, microcredit organizations and pawnshops. The meeting, organized by the Committee for budget and economic reforms of the Legislative Chamber, was attended by heads of relevant ministries and agencies, commercial banks and microfinance institutions.
Conference discusses development of seed production in Uzbekistan
A conference on problems of seed production in Uzbekistan was held by the Committee for agrarian, water and ecology issues of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis. Providing the agricultural sector with high-yield and high-quality seeds, conservation and efficient use of domestic and global gene pool, introduction of world experience, as well as improvement of the own seed base are a priority in development of agriculture in Uzbekistan, the forum participants said.
Mehr Nuri fund helps women entrepreneurs
In Uzbekistan, over 27,000 women are engaged in entrepreneurship, while more than 18,000 women work in farming. Organized in 2004, Mehr Nuri fund has been implementing a number of projects related to development of entrepreneurship among women. According to Jahongir Turahonov, project coordinator, each year, dozens of women are allocated grants for a family business.
Uzbekistan Agrominitech Expo-2008 opens in Tashkent
On 3 May, the third International specialized exhibition and sale of mini technologies and compact equipment for agriculture “Uzbekistan Agrominitech Expo-2008” opened in Tashkent. About 70 companies from more than 20 countries including Uzbekistan, Russia, China, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Israel, Indonesia, South Korea, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Turkey and Iran offer their products and services at the exhibition.
Industrial products fair held in Nukus
Over 100 companies and private enterprise attended the event, organized by the ministries of economy, foreign economic relations, investment and trade of Karakalpakstan, as well as the regional administration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.