NEWS AND EVENTS
January 28, 2014
Uzbekistan: Projects for US$150m implemented in special economic zones
Some 27 projects with total cost of US$150 million were implemented in special economic zones of Uzbekistan, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov said at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan on 17 January 2014.
Islam Karimov said that production capacities have been launched within 19 investment projects for over US$100 million in special industrial zone Navoi since its creation.
He said that modems, TV-set boxes, electronic electricity meters, power cables, boilers, mobile handsets and fixed phones, medicaments and other products are manufactured in the zone. He added that the enterprises in the zone produced goods for 100 billion soums (Currency rates of CB from 28.01.2014 1$=2203.49 soums) in 2013, which grew by 25.8% compared to 2012.
Capacities on production of high technologic products within five projects for US$44 million were launched in short period of time in special industrial zone Angren. He said that the enterprises in the zone produce energy saving LED lamps, copper pipes of various diameters, briquette coal. He added construction of new sugar plant was completed.
He said that taking into account accumulated experience, Uzbekistan launched another special industrial zone Jizzakh in Jizzakh region in March 2013 with the branch in Syrdarya region. He said that the works on developing transport, production and engineering and communication infrastructure are underway here.
Islam Karimov said that three first projects with participation of Chinese companies for US$6 million were launched in SIZ Jizzakh. The capacities on production of 100,000 mobile phones a year, processing of cattle products and production of forage were opened in the zone.