Uzbekistan will decrease raw cotton production by 200,000 tonnes to 3.4 million tonnes in 2009 in line with the presidential resolution.
Bilateral trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Belarus will reach US$165 million-US$175 million in 2008, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarusian to Uzbekistan Igor Sokol told journalists on 24 October.
Tashkent hosted an Uzbek-Iranian Business Forum within the framework of international exhibition “Industrial goods. Equipment and Technologies”. The business circles of two countries attended the forum.
A session of Electricity Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was held at the headquarters of the CIS Executive Committee on 24 October. The heads of electricity management bodies and national energy companies of the CIS participated at the work of the session.
Europe-Caucasus-Asia Transport Corridor Development Programme (TRACECA) work meetings were held on 28-29 October in Brussels and it will discuss TRACECA reforming plans, abc.az reported.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is aiming to enhance regional cooperation on vital Central Asian waterways whose management and protection are crucial to the region’s economic growth and social well-being, the bank said in a statement.
Iran’s Markazi Province has set up an international fair in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to showcase its industrial and non-industrial products, IRNA reported.
Russia’s Vyksa Steel Works Plant (VSW), a part of United Metallurgy Company, started production and supply of large-diameter pipes for construction of Central Asia - China gas pipeline, which will link gas transportation system of China with large gas deposits in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
International conference “Innovation-2008” began its work at the Tashkent State Technical University named Abu Rayhan Beruni.