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AUCC Welcomes Textile Museum as Newest Member

30 January 2018
The museum holds one of the largest collections of Central Asian textiles. Founded in 1925, its collection of over 20,000 pieces dates from 3,000 BCE to the 20th century. The museum, with its exhibitions and programs have broad reach: recently, museum members resided in all 50 states and 56 countries. |read|

Uzbekistan imposes moratorium on inspection of entrepreneurs

26 January 2018
Uzbekistan has imposed a moratorium on inspections of financial and business activities of business entities, with the exception of inspections conducted in criminal cases and in connection with the liquidation of a legal entity. This is stipulated by the presidential decree "On the State Program for the Implementation of the Action Strategy on five priority development directions of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021" in the Year of Support of Active entrepreneurship, innovative ideas and technologies." |read|

WB issues loan to Uzbekistan for modernization of the district heating sector

26 January 2018
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved financing of the District Heating Energy Efficiency Project, through which over 240,000 residents in five cities across Uzbekistan are to benefit from improved efficiency and quality of heating and hot water services. The Project will be financed by a $140 million credit from the International Development Association, a part of the World Bank. “The World Bank is pleased to support the modernization of the District Heating sector,” said Hideki Mori, World Bank Country Manager for Uzbekistan. |read|

Uzbekistan plans to involve Deloitte in developing long-term strategy

25 January 2018
The Uzbek Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications held negotiations with the representative of the regional department of Deloitte Christopher Armitage which focused on the involvement of Deloitte in developing a national concept in the field of ICT. In particular, the issue of studying best international practices and applying it in Uzbekistan was considered, according to the message on the ministry's website. The future concept should cover such areas as telecommunications infrastructure, e-government, information security, innovation, mail, logistics and e-commerce. |read|

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China set to mull development of road transport

22 January 2018
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China will hold a tripartite meeting on the implementation of the agreement on the international road transport, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported. The meeting will be held in Tashkent on January 24-25. Before the trilateral meeting, there will be held bilateral Uzbek-Kyrgyz and Uzbek-Chinese meetings on international road transport issues. |read|

World Bank CEO hails reforms carried out in Uzbekistan

19 January 2018
A delegation of the World Bank (WB) headed by Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, visited Tashkent on January 18. Georgieva hailed wide reforms in Uzbekistan aimed at developing the economy and improving the lives of all citizens, according to the message on the World Bank’s website. In the course of the visit, she met with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the leadership of the Government and Parliament, representatives of the private sector and civil society. |read|

Uzbekistan seeks to grant visa-free status to more countries

16 January 2018
Uzbekistan plans to introduce a visa-free regime for five countries, Head of the State Committee for Tourism Aziz Abdukhakimov said during a press briefing. He said that the country is doing a lot to simplify the visa regime. "We are considering the introduction of a visa-free regime for five major countries, in addition to the three countries from where we expect the largest inflows of pilgrims," he said. |read|

Uzbekistan to purchase equipment for country's agricultural needs

5 January 2018
Uzbekistan will purchase 5,778 units of equipment for agricultural needs of the country in the first half of 2018. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On additional measures to further improve the technical equipment of agriculture” on January 4. The document notes that the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources jointly with Uzagrotehsanoatholding JSC determined the primary need for the supply of modern arable and tilled tractors, combine harvesters, plows, seeders and other agricultural equipment for the spring agrotechnical work in 2018 in the amount of only 5,778 units, including 758 arable tractors, 1,500 tilled tractors, 330 horticultural tractors. |read|

Uzbekistan's president OKs framework deal with EIB

5 January 2018
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved a framework agreement signed with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The agreement defines the legal framework for the EIB's activities in Uzbekistan. The Bank will officially be able to support public and private sector projects in such areas as infrastructure, energy and energy efficiency, as well as small business development. |read|

Uzbekistan to apply Kazakh public service development experience

5 January 2018
Uzbekistan intends to adopt Kazakhstan’s experience in developing public services, Kazakhstan’s Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption reported Dec. 22. State Services Department Director Adilbek Mukashev met with representatives of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Justice, and presented one-stop-shop centres and the e-government system, where the Kazakh side presented its experience in assessing, controlling and publicly monitoring the quality of public services. |read|
» 26 December 2017: AUCC Welcomes Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI) as Newest Member
» 19 December 2017: Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan
» 11 December 2017: AUCC Welcomes Newest Member SRX Transcontinental
» 11 December 2017: Kyrgyz president to visit Uzbekistan
» 11 December 2017: Export, import of currency simplified in Uzbekistan
» 8 December 2017: Steps to Liberalize Uzbekistan’s Export - Import Regime
» 16 November 2017: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Visit to Uzbekistan
» 10 November 2017: EBRD lends $11M to Uzbekistan’s Mutabar Medical Standart
» 10 November 2017: ADB Vice-President Visits Uzbekistan
» 9 November 2017: EBRD intends to allocate $300 million to Uzbekistan
» 9 November 2017: US, Uzbekistan agree to deepen co-op in combating threats
» 6 November 2017: LUKOIL launches first phase of Uzbekistan's Kandym GPP
» 6 November 2017: EBRD to sign new projects in Uzbekistan
» 6 November 2017: WB brings global audit experience to Uzbekistan
» 6 November 2017: Atambayev receives FM of Uzbekistan
» 26 October 2017: Turkey, Uzbekistan sign 22 agreements
» 25 October 2017: Uzbekistan signs contracts worth over $1B for textiles export
» 25 October 2017: EU, Uzbekistan discuss cooperation in cotton, agriculture spheres
» 25 October 2017: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan to boost trade ties
» 16 October 2017: AUCC Statement on US-Uzbekistan Business Forum and Presidential Dinner in New York
» 14 October 2017: Transcript of the Press Conference on Middle East and Central Asia
» 13 October 2017: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan reach historic level of mutual understanding
» 13 October 2017: Uzbekistan supports creation of full-fledged free trade zone in CIS area
» 13 October 2017: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan may enter new markets under single brand
» 12 October 2017: IMF keeps its forecast for Uzbekistan's economic growth in 2017-2018
» 12 October 2017: Centers of farmers’ complex servicing will appear in Uzbekistan
» 3 September 2017: President of Uzbekistan signs decree on liberalization of monetary policy
» 30 August 2017: AUCC Welcomes Macro-Advisory Ltd.