Uzbekistan: Competition Committee and WB jointly boosting small business

The State Competition Committee received the World Bank mission in Uzbekistan to discuss small business support through the Small Business Development Guarantee Fund. Held under the World Bank’s Modern Economy-backed Job Expansion and Skill Development Project, the meeting reviewed small businesses’ efficiency and praised the setting up of the Guarantee Fund. Specialists said they were…

Uzbekistan: Ministry of economy and EBRD to develop cooperation program

The Ministry of economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the President of the European Bank for reconstruction and development Suma Chakrabarti. EBRD delegation was informed in detail about the achievements of the socio-economic development of the country in recent years, in particular about large-scale economic reforms aimed at further structural transformation…

Uzbekistan: Japan allocates over $500,000 for social projects

Japan has allocated grants worth $551,100 to Uzbekistan for the implementation of eight social projects, the Japanese embassy said. The grants are allocated through the Japanese governmental program “Official Development Assistance” (ODA), the embassy said. Uzbek Deputy Minister of Healthcare Elmira Basitkhanova, the country’s First Deputy Minister of Public Education Bakhtiyor Daniyarov and Japanese Ambassador…

Uzbekistan: GDP exceeding 199 trillion soums in 2016

In 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 the following economic activities: construction (112.5%), trade, accommodation and food (113.4%), transportation…

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…