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In August 2016, United States Embassy to Uzbekistan's Deputy Chief of Mission Lesslie Viguerie, attended the opening ceremonies for a new Uzbekistan border post located along the border with Tajikistan.  The event was hosted by General-Major Rustam Eminjanov, commander of the Uzbekistan Border Guards, and showcased the outpost's new facilities and capabilities. The United States Central Command provided the funding for the project, while an Uzbek company was responsible for completing all the construction. This successful joint Uzbek-American project serves the interests of both countries in meeting the international goal of combating the flow of illegal persons and contraband across national borders. The United States was proud to support this bilateral effort.  
CAREC is a committed partnership of 10 countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Peoples Republic of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), supported by the Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, Islamic Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and World Bank; all working together to promote development through regional cooperation.The aim of the EIF is to increase investors' awareness of the opportunities in the Central Asia energy sector in both conventional and clean energy technologies. A summary of the sessions is presented in the briefer.  This one-day event will be held on 24 October 2016 on the sidelines of the 15th CAREC Ministerial Conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. 
The Uzbekistan government has approved a programme on the launch of an inter-institutional data network which will be used for the electronic government system, reports Uzreport.uz. The network will support interactive IT systems at state institutions and information resources for governmental bodies providing electronic government systems. All the systems will be able to connect to central government databases. Uzbekistan national operator Uztelecom will act as operator of the network, which is planned to launch by the start of 2017.
A consortium of South Korean Daewoo and Hyundai companies has commissioned a new combined cycle generating unit at the Talimarjan thermal power plant in Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan, the plant's director Abdusami Mormuminov told reporters.
"The installation and commissioning regarding the new combined cycle generating unit with capacity of 450 MW have been completed, and transmission of electricity to the system has started," said Normuminov.
Completion of the second combined cycle generating unit with a similar capacity is planned for December 2016.
In March 2013, Daewoo and Hyundai companies - the winners of the tender announced by the Uzbekenergo JSC, signed a contract worth $861 million with the energy company to modernize the Talimarjan thermal power plant.
Conditions of the contract stipulate turnkey construction of two new combined cycle generating units of 450 MW each at the plant. The supplier for the new combined cycle generating unit is Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation. The project will reduce the cost of electricity produced at the plant by 30 percent. 
Uzbekenergo JSC has completed construction of a new power unit at the Angren thermal power plant (Tashkent region of Uzbekistan) worth $242.6 million, Director General of the Angren thermal power plant JSC Dilshod Yulchiev told reporters Aug. 26.  "The new power unit with capacity of 130-150 MW with heat extraction for burning of high-ash coal has been commissioned," said Yulchiev.  The power unit will annually generate 1.05 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and 642,200 Gcal of thermal power.  Nearly one million tons of low-grade coal accumulated in the process of production at the Angren open-pit coal mine will be annually used as fuel. 
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

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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.  

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