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Uzbekistan turns to nuclear energy to power economy

www.ft.com
18 January 2019
When you run a large landlocked central Asian state rich in uranium and with big economic ambitions, what do you do? You build a nuclear power plant. That has been the thinking in Uzbekistan, central Asia's most populous country with about 33m people, and with the population and energy demand both forecast to grow. |read|

signs long-term contract with Uzbekistan for uranium

www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/
18 January 2019
The contract was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who are here for the Vibrant Gujarat summit that began on Friday. The two leaders also held a bilateral meeting. The government on Friday entered into a long term contract with Uzbekistan to supply uranium ore concentrates to fuel the nuclear reactors. |read|

INTERVIEW: Uzbekneftegaz remaking Uzbekistan’s energy sector

www.intellinews.com/
17 January 2019
A big Uzbek delegation travelled to Berlin for the Uzbek-German investment summit that kicked off on January 14 and managed to sign off on €4bn worth of deals on the first day. bne IntelliNews managed to put some questions to Ulugbek Sayidov, first deputy chairman of the board at Uzbekistan's national oil company Uzbekneftegaz on the prospects for the development of the country's energy sector. While Uzbekistan does not have anywhere as near as much in the way of hydrocarbon deposits as its neighbours Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, the oil and gas sector is crucial for supplying what is Central Asia's most populous country with energy. |read|

Uzbekistan, Germany sign contracts for $ 4B

www.azernews.az
16 January 2019
More than 10 protocols of intent and investment contracts totalling more than four billion euros were signed during German-Uzbek business forum held in Berlin on January 14. Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the State Committee on Investments, Sukhrob Holmuradov, mentioned this at the conference. According to representatives of the German business circles, the interest of German investors to Uzbekistan increased sharply after the new president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, began to carry out large-scale reforms. |read|

AUCC Welcomes MIR Corporation as Newest Member

www.mircorp.com
11 January 2019
For over 30 years MIR Corporation has provided custom travel services for academic institutions, non-profit organizations, corporations, and high net-worth individuals traveling to: Uzbekistan as well as Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Mongolia, China, Tibet. Travel to Uzbekistan started with the facilitation of citizen exchange programs including Americans who traveled to Tashkent (with materials) to build the Seattle-Tashkent Peace Park, and other groups affiliated with the Seattle-Tashkent Sister City organization and which celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2018 and is the oldest sister-city relationship between a Soviet and a U.S. |read|

Uzbekistan govt outlines plan to develop telecom networks

www.telecompaper.com/news/uzbekistan-govt-outlines-plan-to-develop-telecom-networks--1275869
11 January 2019
The Uzbekistan Ministry of ICT has prepared a programme on the development of telecommunications services in the country over the period 2019 to 2023, reports Profit.kz. The programme aims to increase network capacity and improve the quality of telecommunications services. |read|

Uzbekistan introduces a visa-free regime for citizens of another 45 countries from 1 February

www.uzdaily.com/articles-id-47213.htm
5 January 2019
Uzbekistan introduces a visa-free regime for a period of 30 days for citizens of another 45 countries of the world from 1 February 2019. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree "On additional measures to accelerate the development of tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan". The document notes that the simplification of the visa regime and the rules of stay in Uzbekistan, along with the development of infrastructure and the promotion of the country's tourist potential abroad, led to a twofold increase in the number of foreigners visiting the country - from 2. |read|

Uzbekistan Airways SWOT: opportunities and challenges after reforms

centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/uzbekistan-airways-swot-opportunities-and-challenges-after-reforms-451610
4 January 2019
Uzbekistan has emerged as an aviation market with huge potential, since president Shavkat Mirziyoyev took over two years ago following the death of the long-standing Soviet style dictator Islam Karimov. Uzbekistan has since embarked on a major reform path which has opened up tourism and is leading to a major restructuring of the air transport sector. Uzbekistan is now focusing heavily on tourism, which has already experienced a more than doubling of visitor numbers over the past two years, and the country has put in place a new much less restrictive visa policy that should help drive further rapid growth. |read|

Uzbekistan appoints banks for international debt market debut

www.reuters.com/article/us-uzbekistan-bonds/exclusive-uzbekistan-appoints-banks-for-international-debt-market-debut-idUSKCN1OK1PC
4 January 2019
Uzbekistan is making final preparations for its first foray into international debt markets, naming four international banks to lead a dollar bond deal, sources involved in the plans have told Reuters. JP Morgan has been appointed as lead adviser, and is joined by international debt houses Deutsche Bank and Citi as well state-owned Russian bank Gazprombank. |read|

Viewpoint: The logic of nuclear power for Central Asia

world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-The-logic-of-nuclear-power-for-Central-A
4 January 2019
Many observers were surprised this year when Uzbekistan announced its decision to build a nuclear power station, which will be the first in Central Asia in the last 30 years, writes Jurabek Mirzakhmudov, director general of UzAtom, the state nuclear agency which was established in July. Why, we were asked, would a leading gas producer opt to go nuclear when we could easily increase our gas-fired electricity production? We are doing so largely because of growth. |read|

Address by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Oliy Majlis

uzbekistan.org
31 December 2018
Dear AUCC Members and Friends, The following was kindly shared by the Uzbek Embassy in Washington, D.C. Full speech by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is here. |read|

End of the Year Address by AUCC Leadership

aucconline.com/index.php?content_id=1
24 December 2018
Dear AUCC Members and Friends, On behalf of the AUCC, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for your support that has been provided to our organization for the last 25 years! Today, AUCC is the only premier advocacy organization in the U. |read|

Invitation: Uzbekistan and Advancement of Religious Freedom

www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2018/12/288006.htm
18 December 2018
Dear AUCC Friends: The following invitation is shared at the request of the Uzbek Embassy in Washington, D.C. Please RSVP by 12pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 if you plan to attend. |read|

Russia to develop two large HPPs in Uzbekistan

www.azernews.az/region/142473.html
14 December 2018
Russia will take part in the development of a feasibility study for the construction of the Mullalak and Verkhnepskemsk hydro power plants on the Pskem river in Uzbekistan, Uzbek media reported. Chairman of the Board, General Director of PJSC RusHydro Nikolai Shulginov and Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Minister of Finance Jamshid Kuchkarov held talks in Moscow on December 11. |read|

Uzbekistan laying railway line to increase regional trade, connectivity

www.thenews.com.pk/print/405184-uzbekistan-laying-railway-line-to-increase-regional-trade-connectivity
14 December 2018
Aimed at increasing regional trade and connectivity, Uzbekistan has initiated work on the proposal of laying railway line that would be connecting Uzbekistan-Russia-Kazakhstan-Afghanistan-Pakistan. It is worth mentioning that on December 3-4, a meeting of the heads of railway administration of these five countries was held in Tashkent. |read|

Tashkent City reveals details of Uzbekistan's highest hotel

en.trend.az/business/tourism/2993818.html
14 December 2018
The twenty-storey Hilton hotel, being built on the territory of the Lot No.5 of the Tashkent City International Business Center (TCIBC), will become the tallest in Uzbekistan, the TCIBC administration told Trend on Dec. |read|

Pompeo removes Uzbekistan from "Country of Particular Concern" list

en.trend.az/casia/uzbekistan/2992819.html
14 December 2018
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo officially removed Uzbekistan out of the so-called "Country of Particular Concern" (CPC) list, thereby recognizing the country's significant achievements in the field of religious freedom, Trend reports on Dec. 12 referring to the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan. The high appraisal of Uzbekistan's achievements in this area from the US State Department was first voiced during the Ministerial Conference on the Promotion of Religious Freedoms, which was attended by the Uzbek delegation headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov. |read|

The World Bank Welcomes the Economic Reform Priorities of the Government of Uzbekistan over the Next Three Years

www.worldbank.org/
6 December 2018
The Government of Uzbekistan announced the agenda for the next phase of its bold and ambitious reforms. The Reform Roadmap, revealed today, outlines the Government's economic reform priorities over the next three years (2019-2021). |read|
» 26 November 2018: Invitation to Philadelphia Roundtable with Uzbek Ambassador H.E. Javlon Vakhabov - December 12, 2018
» 21 October 2018: Final Agenda: U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum - October 23 in Tashkent
» 12 October 2018: AUCC Welcomes Procter & Gamble as Newest Member
» 12 October 2018: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. to deliver keynote address at 2018 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum: October 23 in Tashkent
» 3 October 2018: INNOWEEK - October 22-26, 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
» 2 October 2018: AUCC Welcomes Eli Lilly Eli Lilly and Company as Newest Member
» 20 September 2018: Updated Agenda (Tentative): 2018 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum - October 23, 2018 in Uzbekistan
» 18 September 2018: AUCC Welcomes Medtronic as Newest Member
» 14 September 2018: White & Case Partner Carolyn Lamm Honored for Services to Uzbekistan
» 5 September 2018: Tentative Agenda: Invitation to 2018 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum - October 23, 2018 in Uzbekistan
» 3 September 2018: US Ambassador Pamela Spratlen Welcomes American Councils to Uzbekistan
» 27 August 2018: AUCC Welcomes Wilson Elser as Newest Member
» 23 August 2018: Statement of Daniel Rosenblum Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
» 23 August 2018: Invitation: How to Identify Business Opportunities with the Asian Development Bank
» 18 August 2018: University of South Carolina: Building the world's next tourism hot spot
» 18 August 2018: Presidents Shavkat Mirziyoyev welcomes foreign investors (info-graphics)
» 18 August 2018: Building the world’s next tourism hot spot
» 1 August 2018: EBRD provides funds for MSME support in Uzbekistan
» 31 July 2018: Uzbekistan: Staff Concluding Statement of an IMF Staff Visit
» 28 July 2018: Uzbekistan greatly improves its rating in WB Logistics Performance Index
» 28 July 2018: ADB to assist Uzbekistan in improving economic governance
» 28 July 2018: Uzbekistan Airways again named most punctual carrier
» 21 July 2018: World Bank to carry out another project in Uzbekistan
» 21 July 2018: KNOC, SOCAR's interest for Uzbekistan hints at greater oil, gas exploration potential
» 21 July 2018: Uzbekistan grants foreign carriers right to use its largest transport pass