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US$100 Million ADB Program to Help Develop Financial Markets in Uzbekistan

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7 October 2021
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a $100 million policy-based loan to support policy, regulatory, and institutional reforms needed to create an enabling environment for competitive financial markets in Uzbekistan. “As Uzbekistan accelerates its transition toward a market economy, robust and competitive domestic financial markets are essential for mobilizing private investment,” said ADB Director General for Central and West Asia Yevgeniy Zhukov. “ADB will help develop financial markets in Uzbekistan and stimulate private investment—a key driver of economic growth and an important source of new jobs in the country. |read|

Lawrence Hardy II Arrives as USAID Regional Mission Director to Central Asia

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6 October 2021
October 06, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan - The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce Lawrence Hardy II, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, has arrived in Almaty as the new Regional Mission Director for the U. |read|

President of Uzbekistan discusses the ways to enhance cooperation with American congressmen

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6 October 2021
On 6 October 2021, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received a delegation of the United States House of Representatives consisting of Congressmen Don Bacon, Doug Lamborn, Troy Nehls and August Pfluger. The American delegation is visiting Uzbekistan within the framework of agreements on deepening inter-parliamentary cooperation. Issues of further enhancing practical cooperation between the two countries were discussed at the meeting. |read|

World Bank forecasts Uzbek GDP growth

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6 October 2021
Uzbekistan’s GDP growth is projected to accelerate to 6.2 percent in 2021, given that in 2020 GDP growth was only 1.7 percent, Trend reports citing World Bank report. |read|

USAID Announces New Central Asia Trade Activity

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5 October 2021
October 5, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new $19 million five-year activity, USAID Trade Central Asia, that will be implemented in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. |read|

Fast Recovery Underway in Georgia as Strong Rebound Boosts Economies in Emerging Europe and Central Asia

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5 October 2021
A competitive business environment is key to resilient, sustainable long-term growth WASHINGTON, October 5, 2021 – A surprisingly strong rebound in the first half of this year boosted economic activity in emerging market and developing countries in the Europe and Central Asia region, with the regional economy now projected to expand by a better-than-expected 5.5 percent in 2021, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Economic Update for the region, released today. |read|

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Uzbekistan President Mirziyoyev

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4 October 2021
READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 4, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met today in Tashkent with Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to discuss further strengthening the bilateral relationship, as well as the way forward in Afghanistan. |read|

ADB to support Uzbekistan in attracting private investments

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4 October 2021
ADB will assist in the introduction of new financing instruments and attracting private investment for the implementation of infrastructure projects in Uzbekistan, Trend reports citing Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan. This topic was discussed at a meeting between the Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov with the Vice President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Shixin Chen. The sides discussed the state of ongoing projects, as well as issues related to the deepening of bilateral cooperation. |read|

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Kamilov

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3 October 2021
READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 3, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met today in Tashkent with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and an interagency delegation that included National Security Advisor Viktor Makhmudov, Minister of Justice Ruslanbek Davlatov, and Special Representative of the President of Uzbekistan for Afghanistan Ismatullah Irgashev. |read|

OECD is planning to expand cooperation with Uzbekistan

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3 October 2021
Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov met with Director of Global Relations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Andreas Schaal on the sidelines of the meeting of the Country Platform on Uzbekistan. During the meeting the parties discussed current issues of current cooperation and priority directions for the further expansion of partnership relations. OECD management summarized the results of ongoing cooperation in enhancement of the legal and regulatory environment for doing business as well as economic recovery in the post-Covid period, and expressed a commitment to further support the implementation of a wide-ranging reform program in Uzbekistan. |read|

Visiting Uzbekistan, World Bank Vice President Reaffirms Support for Ongoing Reforms to Achieve Development Goals

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2 October 2021
TASHKENT, October 2, 2021 – Anna Bjerde, World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, visited Uzbekistan on September 29-30, where she met with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and senior government and parliamentary officials. Ms. Bjerde also attended the First Uzbekistan Economic Forum and a meeting of the recently launched Uzbekistan Country Platform. |read|

External Electrical Distribution Network Rehabilitation in Chirchik

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2 October 2021
Specific Procurement Notice Request for Bids Goods (One-Envelope Bidding Process) Country: Production Enterprise Chirchik “Issiqlik Energiyasi” |read|

USAID-supported regional reforms lead to clean, affordable electricity in Central Asia - embassy

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30 September 2021
USAID-supported regional reforms lead to market liberalization and access to clean and affordable electricity, Tahra Vose, Press Attache of the US Embassy in Kazakhstan, told Trend. Vose said that by partnering with Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, international donor agencies, and the private sector, USAID is strengthening regional cooperation on shared energy resources, including building a sustainable energy market and connectivity within Central Asia. In Kazakhstan, USAID has provided training and technical assistance to modernize the country’s energy sector while safeguarding the environment. |read|

IFC and EBRD to acquire stakes in TBC Bank Uzbekistan

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30 September 2021
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are promoting increased private-sector participation in Uzbekistan's banking sector by acquiring stakes in TBC Bank Uzbekistan (TBC UZ), a subsidiary of TBC Bank Group, the largest banking group in Georgia and listed on the London Stock Exchange. The investment is aimed at strengthening digital finance in Uzbekistan, and thereby boosting financial inclusion in the country. The two institutional investors – IFC and EBRD – are planning to acquire stakes of up to 20 per cent each in TBC UZ. |read|

Urbanize secondary cities to promote Uzbekistan’s regional development – ADB report

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30 September 2021
A clear focus on urbanizing secondary cities in Uzbekistan through strategic, bottom-up planning and investments can help the government achieve more balanced territorial development and meet its urbanization target of 60% by 2030, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “Uzbekistan’s cities face a myriad of challenges today including infrastructure deficits, climate change, disaster risks, and rising unemployment especially among younger populations,” said ADB’s Principal Urban Development Specialist Ron Slangen. |read|

Uzbekistan: HWP-3 Supply Of Service And Repair Equipment

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28 September 2021
Project Name: Horezm Water EBRD Project ID: 49358 Country: Uzbekistan Client Name: The Republic of Uzbekistan with JSC Uzsuvtaminot as the Project Implementing Entity |read|

US Deputy Secretary of State to visit Uzbekistan

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27 September 2021
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will visit Uzbekistan in October 2021. This was stated in the statement of the US Department of State. According to the US Department of State, Wendy Sherman will arrive in Tashkent from Geneva, where she will take part in a bilateral dialogue on strategic stability between the United States and Russia. |read|

CAWRMP-ICW-02: Modernization of Babatag Main Canal and Reconstruction of Structures on Babatag Canal

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23 September 2021
Invitation for Bids Date: 23 September 2021 Loan/Grant Nos. and Title: 53120-UZB: Climate Adaptive Water Resources Management in the Aral Sea Basin Sector Project |read|

USAID, UNDP Celebrate Achievements of the Rule of Law Partnership Program in Uzbekistan

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23 September 2021
22 September, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of the Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan program at a virtual event. |read|

More funding needed to complete Central Asian remediation

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22 September 2021
A renewed call has been made for additional donor funding in order to tackle the most urgent problems caused by radioactive and toxic waste at legacy uranium sites in Central Asia, with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) estimating an additional EUR40 million (USD47 million) is required. The call came as all parties directly involved in the project signed a revised Strategic Master Plan. Central Asia served as an important source of uranium for the former Soviet Union. |read|

More funding needed to complete Central Asian remediation

www.world-nuclear-news.org/
22 September 2021
A renewed call has been made for additional donor funding in order to tackle the most urgent problems caused by radioactive and toxic waste at legacy uranium sites in Central Asia, with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) estimating an additional EUR40 million (USD47 million) is required. The call came as all parties directly involved in the project signed a revised Strategic Master Plan. Central Asia served as an important source of uranium for the former Soviet Union. |read|

ADB raises Uzbekistan's GDP growth outlook

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22 September 2021
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised the prediction of GDP growth in Uzbekistan from 4 percent to 5 percent in 2021, and 5.5 percent in 2022, Trend reports citing September Update of ADB’s Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021. Uzbekistan government reported GDP growth recovering from only 0. |read|

USAID is Seeking to Co-Finance Agritourism Enterprises in Uzbekistan

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22 September 2021
September 22, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a request for concept papers from private agritourism enterprises in Uzbekistan to boost domestic and regional tourism. |read|

Joint Statement of the C5+1 on Addressing the Climate Crisis

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21 September 2021
MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 The text of the following statement was issued by the Governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the United States of America, on the occasion of the C5+1 Climate Ministerial held virtually on September 16, 2021. |read|

Car Repair Station Training Equipment for Multifunctional Center of Employment Services "ISHGA MARHAMAT"

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20 September 2021
Specific Procurement Notice Request for Bids Goods (One-Envelope Bidding Process) Country: Republic of Uzbekistan Name of Project: Strengthening the Social Protection System Project |read|

IFC Managing Director Makhtar Diop Commits to Deepening IFC Support In First Visit to Uzbekistan

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20 September 2021
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, September 20, 2021—Makhtar Diop, IFC's Managing Director, concluded a two-day visit to Uzbekistan, where he had discussions with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and senior state officials on scaling up IFC's engagements in the country. The meetings, which also included exchanges with women entrepreneurs and IT start-ups, are part of IFC's broader efforts to increase private sector participation in the economy, support the country's economic transformation, and attract more private investment despite the COVID-19 pandemic. "As Uzbekistan shifts to a competitive market economy, IFC is committed to supporting the country by helping the government boost private sector participation and implement pro-business reforms," Makhtar Diop said. |read|

Uzbekneftegaz opens tender to buy equipment for turboexpander units

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18 September 2021
Uzbekistan's Uzbekneftegaz JSC has announced a tender for the purchase of spare parts and equipment for turbo-expander units of the Mubarek oil and gas production department of JSC Uzbekneftegaz The starting price of the selection is 1,759,430, million euros excluding VAT. |read|

SCADA System for Bustan Canal

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17 September 2021
World Bank Procurement Notice September 17, 2021 Project ID: P127764 Project Title: SOUTH KARAKALPAKSTAN WATER RESOURCES MGMT IMPROVEMENT Country: Uzbekistan |read|

Uzbek President proposes to unfreeze Afghan assets in foreign banks

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17 September 2021
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed to unfreeze Afghanistan's state assets located in foreign banks, Trend reports referring to Uzbek media. “Given the humanitarian situation, we propose to consider the possibility of unfreezing Afghan accounts in foreign banks,” Mirziyoyev said, speaking at the anniversary summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe. The head of state suggested holding regular high-level meetings in the SCO-Afghanistan format in connection with the current situation in the country. |read|

Tariffs of first competitive procurement for wind power plant in Uzbekistan announced

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17 September 2021
ACWA Power submits lowest bid for first competitive wind power tender in Uzbekistan New 100 MW wind plant is part of an ambitious renewables target set by the country EBRD supports energy market development to unlock renewables and attract investors |read|

Provision of Business Acceleration Services for the Implementation of Subcomponent 1.1 “Business Incubation and Mentorship” under the Project

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16 September 2021
Request for expression of interest Country: Republic of Uzbekistan Loan: 8938-UZ Project: Ferghana Valley Rural Enterprise Development Project |read|

Uzbekistan aims to consistently expand cooperation with the International Finance Corporation

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15 September 2021
On 14 September, negotiations were held between the Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov with the Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Makhtar Diop. During the negotiations, the current state and prospects for deepening partnership between Uzbekistan and the IFC were discussed. Makhtar Diop highly appreciated the scale and pace of the socio-economic reforms being carried out in Uzbekistan and expressed his commitment to further mutually beneficial cooperation. |read|

IFC to assist Uzbekistan in implementation of alternative energy projects

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15 September 2021
Uzbekistan and International Finance Corporation (IFC) reached an agreement on the provision of assistance from the IFC in the dissemination of successful experience in the implementation of PPP mechanisms in the field of alternative energy to other areas - health care, education, public transport, solid waste management, and housing and communal services, Trend reports citing Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan. The agreement was reached, on September 14 this year, during negotiations between the Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov with the Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Makhtar Diop. During the negotiations, the current state and prospects for deepening partnership between Uzbekistan and the IFC were discussed. |read|

Opening Remarks by Secretary Antony J. Blinken Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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14 September 2021
Opening Remarks by Secretary Antony J. Blinken Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE 106 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING |read|

The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Afghanistan

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13 September 2021
U.S. Department of State Press Statement ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE September 13, 2021 As part of our commitment to the people of Afghanistan, the United States is providing nearly $64 million in new humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. |read|

U.S. Donates Over 1.2 million COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Uzbekistan

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13 September 2021
September 13, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan — Thanks to the American people’s generosity, 1,214,460 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been donated to Uzbekistan to fight COVID-19. These safe and effective vaccines will protect lives in Uzbekistan and help prevent the spread of dangerous new variants. This Pfizer vaccine shipment is part of the United States Government donation of 500 million safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses for the world through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility. |read|

Banking Reform Reshapes Uzbekistan’s Economy

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13 September 2021
Abdusattor Rasulov started his construction materials business in Uzbekistan in 2013. Five years later, when he decided to shift gears and start a hydroponic tomato farm, he discovered that the old ways of doing business had shifted, too. The government was two years into a plan to open the country to private investment—and it included a proposal to transform Uzbekistan’s banks from state-owned institutions into private enterprises. |read|

Afghanistan’s neighbors discuss future of this country

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9 September 2021
Afghanistan’s neighbours discuss future of this country September 8 saw an online meeting of the foreign ministers of neighboring countries with Afghanistan. |read|

53312-UZB: National Road Development Project

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9 September 2021
Invitation for Bids Date: 9 September 2021 Loan No. and Title: 53312-UZB: National Road Development Project Contract No. and Title: i) SRRP/CW-01 Reconstruction of 4R105 road from Km 5 – 37. |read|

Consulting firm on Conducting an assessment of the country's scientific and innovative potential

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8 September 2021
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING FIRMS Country: Uzbekistan Project name: “Modernizing Uzbekistan’s National Innovation System (MUNIS)” Project |read|

ADB VP Lavasa Reaffirms Support for Uzbekistan’s Private Sector Development

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7 September 2021
TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN (7 September 2021) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President for Private Sector Operations and Public–Private Partnerships Ashok Lavasa met with senior government officials and key stakeholders in the past week in Tashkent, reaffirming ADB’s support for Uzbekistan’s reform agenda and efforts to strengthen the private sector. Mr. Lavasa met with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade, and ADB Governor Sardor Umurzakov; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Jamshid Kuchkarov; and other government and private sector partners to discuss ADB operations in the country. |read|

Mandatory Registration for Foreigners Reinstated

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3 September 2021
On September 3, the Government of Uzbekistan announced that it is reinstating registration and duration-of-stay requirements for foreigners in Uzbekistan. Foreigners must register or extend an expired registration by September 10, 2021. Persons who fail to register or renew an expired registration by the deadline may face fines, disrupted travel plans, and/or may be required to leave the country. |read|

3903-UZB: Sustainable Solid-Waste Management Project

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3 September 2021
Invitation for Bids Date: 3 September 2021 Loan No. and Title: 3903-UZB: Sustainable Solid-Waste Management Project Contract No. and Title: SCEEP/OCB-G2_2021: Supply of 1100-liter SW disposal bins |read|
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» 20 July 2021: On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha
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» 19 July 2021: IFC Extends Trade-Finance Facility to Uzpromstroybank to Support Small Businesses in Uzbekistan, Accelerate Recovery
» 19 July 2021: Measures on improving the water supply of agricultural lands identified
» 19 July 2021: FAO says welcomes Uzbekistan’s efforts to create space of mutually beneficial cooperation in CA
» 16 July 2021: Joint Statement of the C5+1 on the International Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities”
» 14 July 2021: EBRD promotes renewables development in Uzbekistan
» 12 July 2021: Procurement of cables, wires, buses and cable structures, metal products, reinforced concrete products
» 2 June 2021: United States and Uzbekistan Plan Seismic Stations at Koytash and Karasai
» 2 June 2021: A team of World Bank specialists arrives in Uzbekistan
» 2 June 2021: EBRD and GCF to boost climate action with new US$ 1 billion programme
» 31 May 2021: Construction of garages for parking and maintenance of special equipment in Yangiyul, Tashkent region
» 31 May 2021: Reconstruction of the existing building of the "Old Bazaar" located in Chartak city, Namangan region.
» 28 May 2021: Uzbekistan: HW-1 Development Of GIS And Hydraulic Models
» 27 May 2021: EBRD helps Indorama introduce advanced cotton farming technologies in Uzbekistan
» 27 May 2021: IFC Invests in Indorama Agro to Promote Sustainable Cotton and Improve Livelihoods in Rural Areas in Uzbekistan
» 27 May 2021: Uzbekistan: PIU Support, Including Design And Procurement Services
» 27 May 2021: Uzbekistan: NWP-3 Construction And Equipping Of Central Laboratory
» 27 May 2021: Firm Engagament for Prefeasibility studies in support of the Shymkent-Tashkent-Khujand Economic Corridor
» 26 May 2021: Uzbekistan - Afghanistan: New prospects for investment, trade, energy and transport
» 26 May 2021: Five ways to boost COVID-19 vaccine trust in Central and West Asia
» 19 May 2021: U.S. Security Cooperation With Central Asia
» 19 May 2021: World Bank Vice President Welcomes Uzbekistan’s Commitment to Continue Market Reforms Despite Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic
» 13 May 2021: Uzbekistan is rapidly moving towards accession to the WTO
» 12 May 2021: Procurement of Multislice computed tomography
» 12 May 2021: On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr
» 11 May 2021: AgroWorldUzbekistan to be held in Tashkent
» 11 May 2021: International Expert for the Position of International Manager for Transmission Development
» 10 May 2021: EBRD, EIB and PROPARCO provide €87.4 million for construction of Total Eren’s solar power plant in Uzbekistan
» 9 May 2021: District Heating Energy Efficiency Project: Rehabilitation of DH Network in Chirchik (Lot 1 and Lot 2)
» 8 May 2021: GSP +: what should be the business card of the textile industry of Uzbekistan
» 8 May 2021: Installation of individual heat substations with heat metering devices in Chirchik
» 7 May 2021: USAID Facilitates Trade Between Pakistan and Central Asia
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