Uzbekistan’s southwestern Navoiy region is set to see the implementation of over 2,200 investment projects worth over $9 billion in the coming years, if the country’s incumbent leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins the October 24 elections.
Presidential candidate from the Liberal Democratic Party unveiled massive plans intended to give a boost to the region’s development.
Plans also include the commissioning of a $3.4-billion gas chemical cluster, as well as seven power plants amounting to $3 billion.
Mirziyoyev said that if all reforms were implemented, 27,000 new jobs would be created in the textile industry, 13,000 new jobs in the leather and shoe industries. Over 50 projects are planned to be implemented in the mining industry.
New capacities would expand the volume of regional exports six times, up to $900 million.
Tasks were announced in agriculture, including plans to use such innovations as laser leveling, improvement of water supply, expansion of fruit and vegetable growing and animal husbandry.
Funds totaling $3.76 billion would be allocated from the state budget towards the economic and social development of the region.
“Today is a time of constant movement, a time of real struggle. We must be among the winners in this struggle. If we live and work with such confidence, there will definitely be a result. Uzbekistan should definitely become one of the most developed countries in its native land. In achieving these goals, I, like all our people, rely on the residents of Navoiy,” said Mirziyoyev. (Uzreport/Business World Magazine)