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.
Khorezm regional administration analyzes development in 1Q 2008
The regional administration of Khorezm discussed the results of socioeconomic development in the first quarter and further deepening of reforms. O.Ollaberganov, the region’s hokim, held the meeting.
Namangan region’s GRP grows by 7% in Jan-Mar
The meeting at Namangan regional administration focused on the social economic development of the region in the first quarter of 2008 and important priorities of economic reforms.
Innovative ideas and projects fair opens in Tashkent
More than 600 prospective scientific developments and technologies created by Uzbekistan’s scientific institutions and universities are being demonstrated at the first national innovative ideas and projects fair that opened in Tashkent on 30 April. The fair participants include ministries, departments, economic associations, banks, large and small enterprises, farms, scientific and educational establishments, as well as international organizations and financial structures.
President signs resolution on improvement of design and survey works
President of Uzbekistan signed a resolution on 29 April on measurements to improve the activities of the design and survey organizations. The document aims to improve the activities and ensure active participation of the design and survey organizations in implementation of prospective and economically efficient investment solutions, as well as improvement of the quality of developed projects.
Conference on "Investment potential of solid minerals in Uzbekistan" held
Uzbekistan possesses enormous reserves of virtually all types of minerals. Their increased use is essential for further economic growth, but needs attracting additional investments and advanced technologies. This was discussed at the Tashkent international conference “Investment potential of solid minerals in Uzbekistan”.
Association of Farms of Uzbekistan holds session
The Central Council of the Association of Farms of Uzbekistan held a session in Tashkent to consider the activity in the first quarter of 2008. Private farms have become the main form of agricultural production in Uzbekistan, and the leading force ensuring a stable and efficient development of the sector.
Samarkand’s gross regional product increases 11.6%
Gross regional product of Samarkand region increased by 11.6% in the first quarter of 2008, governor U.Barnoyev said at the meeting in the regional administration.
Kapitalbank opens fourth branch in Tashkent
The joint stock commercial bank Kapitalbank opened its fourth branch – Sergeli in Tashkent. Now the bank has seven branches, of which three are located in the regions of Uzbekistan. The Sergeli branch plans to introduce a number of services using modern technologies.
Results of Navoi region’s development in Jan-Mar 2008 considered
Navoi regional administration held a session to consider the results of the region’s development in the first quarter of the year. Navoi regional governor B.Roziyev told meeting participants positive results had been achieved in most sectors of economy.
Gross regional product of Surkhandarya region up 5.1% in 1Q
Gross regional product of Surkhandarya region of Uzbekistan increased by 5.1% in the first quarter of 2008. Industrial production rose by 7.6%, agricultural production by 3.1% and consumer goods production by 19.7%.
Lukoil board of directors holds meeting in Tashkent
Board of directors of Russian company Lukoil held its meeting in Tashkent on 24 April to consider realization of its projects in Uzbekistan. Company president Vagit Alekperov said projects Lukoil was implementing jointly with Uzbekistan were of a particular importance.
Uzbekenergo, Afghan Energy Ministry sign MoU
Minister of energy and water resources of Afghanistan Muhammad Ismailkhan held talks in a number of ministries and departments during his visit to Uzbekistan.
President signs resolution on favorable conditions for cattle breeding
President of Uzbekistan signed a resolution on 21 April on measures to increase the cattle stock in personal subsidiary plots and farms and expand cattle produce. The document aims to stimulate the raise of the cattle stock and thus increase the level of employment and incomes of the rural population, as well as boost meat and milk production.