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Uzbekistan, US agree on bilateral contacts for 2016
February 12, 2016

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and US Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen discussed the schedule and agenda of Uzbek-US contacts planned for 2016 at various levels in Tashkent, according to the press service of the Uzbek foreign ministry
During the meeting, the sides also exchanged views on the results of the Uzbek-US political consultations held in January 2016, other meetings and talks, according to the Uzbek foreign ministry.
It was previously reported that during the sixth round of the Uzbek-US political consultations held Jan. 19-21 in Washington, the sides summed up results of the interaction for the period after the fifth round of political consultations held in December 2014 in Tashkent.
The state and prospects of cooperation in political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian and other spheres were considered.

Uzbekistan may draw ADB loan
February 7, 2016

The Uzbek government plans to attract a loan of $405 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2016 to complete construction of a road corridor linking Central Asian countries with Russia and China, a representative of the Uzbek economy ministry told Trend.
The ministry's representative said the new highway with a short access to Russia and Eastern European countries via the Osh-Kashgar highway will be connected to another high-speed highway, which is being constructed in China along the route of the "Silk Road".
"The highway lending package was previously agreed with the ADB management, and it will be included in the program of financial cooperation between Uzbekistan and ADB for the next three years," said the ministry's representative.
It is expected that the loan will be allocated in several tranches between 2016 and 2018.
To date, ADB has provided Uzbekistan with $1.1 billion for the construction of the road corridor. The funds were allocated for the reconstruction of individual sections of the Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beynau (A-380) and Tashkent-Andijan (A-373) roads, with a total length of 450 kilometers.
Uzbekistan became ADB member in 1995. Currently, Uzbekistan is the largest recipient of loans from this financial institution in Central Asia: ADB has allocated over $5 billion for implementation of 54 investment projects and grants worth nearly $62 million within the framework of technical assistance.

Uzbekistan commissions NPK fertilizers plant
February 10, 2016

Samarkand NPK Uzbek-Chinese joint venture has commissioned a plant for the production of nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (NPK) fertilizers on the basis of Samarkandkimyo JSC (Samarkand Chemical Plant) worth $20 million in Uzbekistan, Uzhimprom JSC, which unites the chemical industry enterprises of the country, told Trend.
The design capacity of the enterprise is 240,000 tons of NPK fertilizers per year. Samarkand-NPK joint venture was established in mid-2015 by Samarkandkimyo JSC and the Chinese Jiangsu Right Machinery Group Co., Ltd with the parity equity participation.
The project was financed through a loan of Uzpromstroybank in the amount of $15 million and equity of the co-founders of the joint venture. This is the first enterprise in Uzbekistan for the production of ternary compound fertilizers.
Earlier it was planned to implement the project with the Chinese Citic Construction Co. Ltd. (CITIC), but the companies failed to reach an agreement. Samarkand Chemical Plant was commissioned in 1954 and was specialized in the processing of phosphate ore of the Karatau deposit (Kazakhstan).
Currently, delivery of phosphate concentrate is carried out from the Kyzylkum phosphorite complex - a structural unit of the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combine, which operates on the basis of Jeroy Sardar phosphate deposit in Central Kyzylkum.
Samarkand Chemical Plant produces nearly 25,000 tons of ammophos and nearly 100,000 tons of nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizers annually.

Uzbekistan Oil and Gas Industry Analysis and Forecast Report (Q1 2016) - Supply, Demand, Investments, Competition and Projects (EP, Refinery, LNG, Storage and Pipelines) to 2025 - Research and Markets
February 12, 2016

The premier report provides analysis of key opportunities and associated challenges facing Uzbekistan oil and gas industry. Amidst several challenges confronting the oil and gas industry including fall in prices, changing market conditions, oil and gas sector risk and shift in competitive landscape, the report provides detailed insights into critical short and long term factors set to shape the outlook.
The research work examines the existing infrastructure (EP, LNG, refinery, storage and pipelines assets), market conditions, investment climate and competitive landscape of upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Detailed information on fields, blocks, pipelines, refineries, storage assets and LNG terminals along with Asset by asset details of all existing and planned projects across Uzbekistan oil and gas value chain are detailed in the report.
Key trends, strategies and projects being planned by companies, investors and governments are analyzed along with the feasibility of new projects in Uzbekistan oil and gas markets. Further, expected start up, impact of competing assets in other countries and overall industry developments, investments required and other related information on planned projects is provided in detail.
Driven by strong methodology and proprietary databases, reliable projections of oil, gas, petroleum products, coal, and LNG- supply and demand are made to 2025. Detailed outlook of the industry in terms of production forecasts of oil, gas, LNG, LPG, gasoline, diesel, fuel oil along with supporting parameters of primary energy demand, GDP and population are included (click here to read more).

7th ADB Business Opportunities Fair 2016
February 12, 2016

When: 16 - 17 March 2016 
ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

Purpose
The ADB Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) is a one-stop forum for consultants, contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers looking to provide goods and services for ADB projects. It has proven to be an excellent opportunity to network not only with peers in the industry, but also with ADB specialists in the agriculture, natural resources, energy, public management, finance, transport, ICT, water, municipal infrastructure, health, and education sectors.
Registration
Click here to register to attend the event. Please ensure the accuracy of your email address to properly receive an email confirmation of registration and important pre-event documents. Online registration will close on 10 February 2016, Wednesday, by close of business Manila time (GMT+8).
One-on-one meetings
  • Procurement experts of ADB will be available on Days 1 and 2 to meet with participants on a first come, first served basis.
  • Sector focal points from project departments of ADB may be available to meet with participants. Confirmed participants will receive through email prior to the event a list of ADB sector focal points and contact details to facilitate direct correspondence requesting individual appointments.
Networking among participants
  • Participants are invited to utilize the following ADB networking groups within the LinkedIn platform to communicate with other relevant professionals and prospective BOF participants:
  • A Participants' Networking Lounge will also be available to participants over the 2-day duration of the BOF. This provides a venue for participants to meet among themselves for face-to-face introductions, information exchange, and to explore possible areas of cooperation.
Objectives
During the event, participants will have the opportunity to:
  • Meet with ADB staff in procurement, consulting, project management and related operations;
  • Meet with ADB sector specialists;
  • Network with other consulting firms and suppliers in donor and developing countries;
  • Hear presentations on how to qualify for ADB-financed contracts;
  • Discover what business opportunities are available, and where.
At the end of the event, participants will have:
  • Discovered the advantages of ADB-financed contracts;
  • Received an inside look at ADB's policies and procedures for the procurement of goods and works, and the recruitment of consultants;
  • Learned how to locate business opportunities;
  • Learned the best ways to prepare responsive bids and proposals;
  • Received first-hand information on contracting opportunities by sector currently available under ongoing ADB-financed projects, and upcoming ADB pipeline projects.
  • Explored areas of cooperation with other BOF participants.
Expected outputs
The BOF hopes to attract the most talented professionals, and help them qualify for ADB projects. This increasing pool of highly-competent bidders ensures the success of ADB projects.

Target participants
From ADB member countries:
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers/traders
  • NGOs and civil society organizations
  • Government officials
  • Embassy/trade commissioners
  • Think-tanks, institutes, academia, and centers of excellence
Resource speakers
  • ADB procurement and regional sector specialists will be speaking on general requirements for doing business with the ADB; applicable ADB policies and procedures for procurement of goods and works; and ongoing and upcoming business opportunities.
  • The regional sector specialists will discuss ADB's loan, technical assistance, and grant pipelines in the agriculture, natural resources, energy, public management, finance, transport, ICT, water, municipal infrastructure, health, and education sectors.
  • Specialists on ADB and civil society participation will present a dedicated session for NGOs wishing to learn more about ADB business opportunities.


Established in 1993, the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) is a private, non-profit trade association representing interests of U.S. businesses ranging in size from small private enterprises to large, multinational corporations conducting business in Uzbekistan.

Our Mission: To advocate the views of the business community to ensure that private sector positions are considered during the development of key policies that impact American businesses and the future of U.S.-Uzbekistan relations.

Our Objective: To serve the needs of its members by strengthening commercial relations between the United States and Uzbekistan.
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