Uzbekistan: GDP exceeding 199 trillion soums in 2016

In January-December 2016, according to preliminary data of the State Statistics Committee, the volume of gross domestic product (GDP) in current prices amounted to 199325,1 billion soums, while the growth in comparison with January-December 2015 made up 7.8%. GDP growth was mainly influenced by following economic activities: construction (112.5%), trade, accommodation and food (113.4%), transportation…

Uzbekistan: airways to fly to Burgas and Barcelona

Uzbekistan Airways is planning to launch charter flights to Burgas and Barcelona this summer. Charter flights aim at popularizing and realizing Uzbekistan’s tourism potential on Bulgaria and Spain’s markets. Recent charters to Bulgaria in summer 2016 and the Maldives in winter 2016-2017 have brought more foreign tourists to Uzbekistan and showed that Uzbek citizens were…

Uzbekistan: small business development fund to have 100 billion soums in authorised capital

The February 10 Presidential Resolution established the Small Business Development Guarantee Fund, a joint-stock company with offices across the regions. The document aims at supporting small business by opening access to commercial banks’ credits. The funds will help procure equipment, expand product range, and promote small businesses’ role in the socio-economic development. The fund’s authorized…

Uzbekistan: South Korea interested in textile industry

The Ministry of foreign economic relations, investments and trade held a meeting with representatives of the delegation of the Korean Federation of textile industries (KOFOTI) and the Korean Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH). During the meeting, detailed information about the benefits and preferences created for foreign investors, particularly in the textile sector, as well as…

Uzbekistan: trade turnover with Russia at $4.2 billion in 2016

The Russian delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of Russian Government Dmitry Kozak attended the eighteenth meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between the two countries in Tashkent. During the meeting the parties exchanged information and discussed issues of implementation of Protocol decisions of the seventeenth IGC meeting, which took place on March 25,…

Uzbekistan: President approves Tashkent 4 feasibility report

In his recent resolution, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved of the feasibility report of ‘Construction of Tashkent Airport New International Passenger Terminal (Tashkent 4),’ an investment project. Uzbekistan Airways is constructing the terminal under the Engineering, Communication and Road Transport Development and Modernization Program for 2015-2019. The project is exemplary of bilateral relations between Uzbekistan and…

Uzbekistan: EBRD planning investments

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) aims at long-term cooperation with Uzbekistan, Natalia Khanjenkova, managing director for Central Asia and Russia at the EBRD, said. It was previously reported that an EBRD delegation headed by Khanjenkova arrived in Tashkent on February 7, to discuss cooperation prospects. “On the basis of consultations with the…

Uzbekistan: pensions to be paid in cash starting February 2017

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Resolution “On Additional Measures for Improvement of Wage, Pensions, Welfare Benefits and Stipend Payment Mechanisms.” The resolution outlines unprecedented steps to secure the rights and interests of pensioners, students and other socially vulnerable groups, who will now have fewer hurdles in paying for goods and services across Uzbekistan. The resolution…

Uzbekistan: Tashkent hosts Uzbek-American business forum

The American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce held its regular meeting. Representatives of some 30 major US companies, including General Motors, General Electric, Caterpillar discussed the current state and priority directions of economic and investment cooperation, aimed at further strengthening mutually beneficial business relations between Uzbekistan and the United States. The Uzbek side at the meeting was…

Uzbekistan: new bank to be created

Uzagroexportbank, a joint stock commercial bank, will be created in Uzbekistan to support manufacturers and exporters in the agricultural sector, according to the decree of the Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The founders of the newly established bank with an initial registered capital of 10 million euros will include the Fund of the Reconstruction and Development…

Uzbekistan: exporters contract for $55.6 million on Green Week

Uzbek exporters and regional and district khokims continue negotiations on exports to foreign countries, including European states, at Green Week, an international agricultural exhibition. On the fourth day, exporters met representatives of Central Investments Worldwide L.P. and Better International Trade (UK), GIZ (Germany), Avietes (Lithuania), Befresh (Israel), Greenfield Agro and Shri Niwas Dall & Besan…

Uzbekistan: airways to launch new flights

Uzbekistan Airways announced it planned to launch flights to Dushanbe (Tajikistan) and Lahore (Pakistan) in 2017. The company is also working on flights to Mumbai (India) and Guangzhou (China). Director-General Valeriy Tyan said Uzbekistan Airways bought 4 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and went ahead with Tashkent 4, a new passenger terminal expected to serve 1,500…