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Uzbekistan to manufacture Chevrolet Aveo
March 11, 2016

GM Uzbekistan, the former UzDaewooAuto, plans to start mass production and export of T-250 cars (Chevrolet Aveo) in late May-early June of 2016, said a statement of Uzavtosanoat company, which units Uzbekistan's automotive industry.
"T-250 will replace the Nexia model," said the statement.
Investment for mass production of the T-250 vehicles is $104.2 million, design capacity - 73,600 cars a year, according to Uzbekistan's republican investment program. GM Uzbekistan will itself provide the funding.
GM Uzbekistan, formerly known as UzDaewooAuto, was created in 1996 on a parity basis by Uzbekistan and South Korean Daewoo Motors.
In 2005, Uzbekistan acquired Daewoo's shares in UzDaewooAuto. In 2007, Uzavtoprom (Uzbek Association of Automotive Industry Enterprises) and the U.S.-based General Motors signed an agreement to establish the GM Uzbekistan with an authorized capital of $266.7 million.

Invitation to participate in «Uzbekistan Agrominitech Expo-2016»
March 11, 2016

We are glad to inform you that the X International Specialized Exhibition-Fair of mini-technologies and compact equipment for agriculture "Uzbekistan Agrominitech Expo" will be held in 31 May - 03 July 2016 in Tashkent in the central pavilion of the national exhibition company "Uzexpocentre".
Uzbekistan possesses an enormous potential for production of different kinds of agricultural products, especially horticultural products which possess a high quality taste and export opportunities. In order to develop this area actively our farmers are interested in attracting advanced experiences and technological equipment.
Exhibition has been conducted successfully since 2006 and it has been visited by members of more than 500 companies from all over the world including countries of Europe, Israel, South Korea, China, Turkey and others. More than 60 thousand representatives of small businesses, agricultural companies, farmers and other specialists attended this exhibition. As a result, more than 4 thousand contracts for purchasing of exhibited equipment were signed among participants of exhibitions.
Exhibition includes the following thematic divisions: "Fruit processing equipment, "Meat, fish and diary products processing", "Milk processing", "Veterinary", "Bakery and macaroni production", "Labeling, polygraphic and packaging equipment", "Freezing technologies", "Chemicals for plant protection, syringes", "Greenhouse equipment", "Beekeeping", "Equipment for in-house (cottage) production (sewing machines, carpet production and etc.)". Exhibition comprise of thematic seminars on abovementioned areas.

For additional information, please contact:

Kamol Muhtarov, Counselor Trade & Economic Affairs
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States of America
phone: +1(202)5307299
fax: +1(202)2936804
www.uzbekistan.org

Uzbekistan increasing gas production at one of southern fields
March 4, 2016

The Uzbek National Holding Company (NHC) 'Uzbekneftegaz' has started construction of a booster compressor station at the oil and gas field 'Sharkiy Berdakh' (Kashkadarya region, south of Uzbekistan) worth $293.94 million, a representative of the holding told Trend.
The 'Uzbekneftegaz' NHC signed a contract for the supply of technological equipment, contract supervision, starting-up and adjustment at the booster compression station with the PJSC 'Sumy Machine-Building Science and Production Association' (Ukraine) in late 2015, according to the representative of the holding.
Supply of the equipment should be completed in spring of 2016, and the launch of the booster compressor station is planned for November 2016.
Commissioning of the booster compressor station with design capacity of 18 megawatts will make it possible to increase production at the field to two billion cubic meters of gas and 43,100 tons of condensate per year.
The project is financed through a loan of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan (FRDU) worth $57.87 million and own funds of the 'Uzbekneftegaz' NHC.

Uzbekistan completes Kamchik Tunnel
March 9, 2016

UZBEKISTAN Railways (UTY) celebrated a milestone in the construction of the 122.7km Angren - Pap line on February 27, when a ceremony was held to mark the completion of the 19.2km Kamchik Tunnel.
The tunnel was built by China Railway Tunnel Group and local contractors and has taken around three years to complete. The $US 455m project was financed with the aid of a $US 350m loan from the Export-Import Bank of China.
The $US 1.9bn Angren - Pap line will create a direct link between the capital Tashkent and Uzbekistan's second-largest city Namangan and will also enable east-west freight traffic to bypass northern Tajikistan.
Reaching an altitude of 2267m above sea level, the Kamchik pass carries the only highway between the two cities entirely in Uzbek territory and it is the only route that could feasibly be taken by a railway through the narrow strip of Uzbek territory between the Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan borders.
UTY forecasts that the electrified railway will carry 600,000 passengers and 4.6 million tonnes of freight in its first year of operation.


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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