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Uzbekistan is completing a project aimed at launching a new high speed rail route between the capital, Tashkent, and ancient Silk-Road city of Bukhara, the Jahon information agency reports.
As part of the project, a new rail line, Marakand-Navoi, spanning for 140.2 km was built from the beginning of the year. Now the railroad line from Navoi to Bukhara has been adapted to the movement of 160 km per hour speed, and more than 220 different facilities - pedestrian crossings, overpasses, bridges and stations - have been built.
The total cost of construction of the line has exceeded $400 million. After the line is launched, the time of delivery of passengers and cargo will be reduced from 7 hours to 3.5 hours, while operating expenses will be cut by almost 30 percent.
To ensure effective use of the route, the Uzbekistan Railroads company signed a contract with the Spanish company Talgo. The contract will pave way for the purchase of four locomotives and 20 passenger cars as well as two dining cars. These will be made into two rolling stocks, each of which will carry up to 287 passengers.
Eighteen passenger cars and four locomotives by Talgo are already being used in Uzbekistan. They serve passengers traveling from Tashkent to Karshi.
Currently, Uzbekistan ranks 17th among countries with the most developed high-speed railroads, according to GoEuro. According to the rating, the record speed of high-speed trains is 255 km per hour while operational speed is 250 km per hour. High-speed transportation accounts for 8.2 percent of the country's railroad infrastructure.

The CENTRAL ASIAN TRADE FORUM (CATF) is the largest annual event for the exporters in the region. In 2016, the Trade Forum will be held for the sixth time on September 7-8 at the Rixos Hotel in Almaty.
Every year, CATF brings together leading trade experts, public opinion leaders, top business sector actors, high-level government officials, as well as representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. Traditionally, the Trade Forum acts as an interactive business platform where participants have an opportunity to share their experience, discuss their successes and challenges with exporting, receive advice on overcoming hurdles, and establish business contacts. In 2016, business leaders and governmental officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as delegations from Afghanistan, India, Latvia, Lithuania, and Pakistan will participate in the Trade Forum.
The following topics will be discussed at the Central Asian Trade Forum VI:
 
Export Potential and Trade Development: Perspectives of Central Asian Countries and their Trade Partners in Central Asia
* Economic and Geopolitical Conditions for Export Potential and Trade Development in Central Asia
Entrepreneurship and Trade Development in Current Economic Environment: Business Perspectives and Insights
Doing Business in Central Asia
Development of Regional Tourism: New Trends and Opportunities
Strategies of New Business Development: Key Success Factors
Flour Export and Fortification
Development of Transportation and Logistics: New Challenges and Opportunities
Horticultural Exports from Central Asia and Export Diversification
Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women-Entrepreneurs
Trade Means Business: The Art of Sale-Learning from Masters
 
The Trade Forum hosts an array of annual supplementary features, such as an exhibition that features goods of participating companies, and the "The Best Exporter of the Central Asian Trade Forum" Contest . In 2016, product samples from more than 60 companies from the Central Asian Republics, Afghanistan, Latvia, Lithuania, India, and Pakistan will be presented at the exhibition.
If you would like to become a participant of the Trade Forum, please fill in the REGISTRATION form.
Venue: Rixos Hotel - 506/99, Seifullina Avenue, Сorner of Kabanbai Batyr Street, Almaty, Kazakhstan
We look forward to seeing you at the Central Asian Trade Forum!

Invitation to Attend

2016 U.S.-UZBEKISTAN 
ANNUAL BUSINESS FORUM
 
8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Keynote address by:
 
Deputy Assistant Secretary 
Michael A. Lally 
U.S. Department of Commerce


U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan 
Pamela Spratlen
U.S. Embassy Tashkent

(agenda to follow)

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Please join us at the 2016 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum in Tashkent, which is a signature event by the AUCC member-companies.  

The AUCC delegation to Uzbekistan will be led by the chamber's Chairperson Carolyn B. Lamm and President Steven T. Nadherny.  We are pleased to announce that Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael A. Lally will travel to Uzbekistan with AUCC member-companies to give stronger boost to our efforts and further promote bilateral trade dialogue.  Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Elyor Ganiev, is expected to represent the Government of Uzbekistan. 

"We are delighted to take our signature event to Uzbekistan this year and have DAS Michael Lally's support and participation.  Without a doubt, AUCC is the best example of the Private-Public Partnership and the most effective conduit for the US bilateral trade with Uzbekistan. AUCC has successfully channeled our assessment and vision of the country's technological and industrial modernization through the forum and used it as a platform to declare our readiness and will to better serve the interests of the American and Uzbek peoples," said AUCC Chairperson Lamm. "The chamber sincerely hopes that our commercial aspirations will continue to be supported by the Governments of the US and Uzbekistan that have both outlined business and commerce as a pillar of their bilateral agenda.  We are grateful to DAS Michael Lally for his leadership and attention to this part of the world," added AUCC President Nadherny.   

AUCC is a private, non-governmental, 501 (c)(6) trade association that was established in 1993 in Washington, DC.  The chamber is the oldest business group in the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan that exclusively represents commercial interests of the US corporations before the governments of our two countries.  

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Register here to indicate your interest in the event. Registration deadline is Monday, September 26, 2016.
 
SPONSORSHIP: 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact AUCC at info@aucconline.com. 

VISA, HOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION IN TASHKENT: 

AUCC will provide assistance with visa, hotel and transportation for AUCC members and guests. Please contact AUCC at info@aucconline.com for details.  

APPLICATION FEE: 

Free for AUCC members (will be verified) and US Government representatives.  

$1,000 per person for all other guests and participants - The fee is non-refundable. 

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