On 30 August 2007, the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Brussels, Belgium, organized a briefing on the Investment Climate and Economic Potential of Uzbekistan.
A forum on regional economic cooperation in Central, Western and Southern Asia at the top level was held on 2 September within the frame of the Urumchi Foreign Trade and Economic Fair.
Chinese Ambassador to Tashkent Yu Hongjun claims that Uzbekistan and China intend to up bilateral trade to US$1 billion. Experts warn that China is out to expand into all of Central Asia and elbow Russia out of the markets it has always considered its own, Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported.
Uzbekistan’s Navoi Ore Mining and Metallurgical Plant, or NGMK, has started construction on a gold mining complex in the Samarkand Region at a cost of about U.S. US$300 million, NGMK said Thursday.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited "Made in Uzbekistan" exhibition held at UzExpoCenter in Tashkent on 30 August, UzA reported.
Generic drug producer JV Novopharma Plus has become Uzbekistan’s first-ever healthcare company to be awarded international Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, Pharmexpert reports.
The construction of a cement plant with the yearly production capacity of 3 million tonnes has been launched in Zafarbad district of Jizzakh region, Rosbalt reported.
International Land Systems (ILS), Inc. along with the World Bank and the European Union among others, will be helping to sponsor an international workshop in Uzbekistan.
Addressing a festive ceremony devoted to the 16th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence, shown live on Uzbek TV on 31 August, Uzbek President Islam Karimov said that one of the priorities of the Uzbek government was to further liberalize economy and raise NGOs’ role.