Tajikistan has settled a fourth of its debt to the Uztransgaz [Uzbek gas transport] state company by transferring US$4.5 million, the Tojiktransgaz [Tajik gas transportation] open joint-stock company (former Tojikgaz) said.
On 17 March 2009 UNDP project “Capacity Building for Clean Development Mechanism in Uzbekistan” in cooperation with German Energy Agency DENA conducts workshop for raising awareness of Uzbek specialists in the field of CDM project development.
Experts’ Councils Meeting of the Business Forum on developing small and private business on the “Permission procedures in the business sphere: problems and solutions” was held in Andijan on 13 March.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki stated the expansion of transit routes, particularly railways, will greatly contribute to the promotion of sustainable development in the region, Tehran Times reported.
The volume of paid services rendered to population in 2008 comprised 4.474 trillion soums or grew by 20.6% year-on-year.
Uzbekneftegaz national holding company is planning to create several enterprises in Navoi Free Industrial Economic Zone.
Retail trade turnover of Uzbekistan made up 12.558 trillion soums in 2008 or increased by 17.2% year-on-year, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee said.
Uzbekistan’s steel producer, Uzmetkombinat, produced 108,540 metric tonnes of steel in January-February, an increase of 8.5% compared with the same two months of 2008.
The government of Tajikistan has appointed IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to be the lead advisor in selecting a private investor to develop the Bolshoi Konimansur mine’s silver deposits project, which is expected to generate significant benefits for the country.
Russian gas giant Gazprom is expected to carry out geological exploration works at four blocks in the Ustyurt area of northwest Uzbekistan by the end of 2010, a spokesperson for the Uzbek government’s department for the fuel and energy industry told Prime-Tass on Wednesday, 11 March.