US Ambassador to Uzbekistan Richard Norland said at the General Meeting of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) on 29 October that Navoi is one of the most interesting prospects for businesses in Uzbekistan.
On 20 October, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov approved a programme on development of roadside infrastructure and service along the national motorway of Uzbekistan with extension of 2,755 km. About US$500 million will be directed to construction of roadside infrastructure in 2010-2015.
British American Tobacco Uzbekistan (BAT Uzbekistan), an Uzbek-British joint venture, increased cigarette production by 22.8% year-on-year to 9.294 billion in January-September 2009.
Lukoil Uzbekistan Operating Company has announced a tender to buy equipment for the South Kyzykbairak gas condensate field, one of seven properties in Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya region, in a turnkey contract in.
Uzbekistan reduced cotton fiber output by 14.5% year-on-year to 696,623 tonnes in January-September 2009.
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan will sell electricity to each other from November 2009. Uzbekistan do not need Kyrgyz electricity, but it plans to buy electricity to export it further.
A new small enterprise processing fruit and vegetables was commissioned in Uzun district of Surkhandarya region, UzA reported.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Astana and Almaty during 21- 28 October 2009 to review recent economic developments and discuss ongoing policy responses and economic perspectives.