Monday, 23, September, 2019

Economy

On July 29, the special representative of the Uzbek President for Afghanistan, Ismatulla Irgashev held talks with several high-ranking officials in Kabul, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Uzbekistan Airways is planning to sell its six aircrafts, of which two Boeing 767s, two Boeing 757s and two passenger to cargo converted Boeing 767s, the company said.

Gold and silver production in Uzbekistan will reach 300 tons in 2021 against 150 tons expected in 2020, as provided for in the Mineral Resource Base Development State Program for 2020-2021, the Ministry of Justice said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Measures to further improve regulation of production and sale of some items subject to excise tax decree, the Ministry of Justice said.

The construction of the fourth line of the Uzbekistan-China gas pipeline will be sped up, Uzbekneftegaz said. This became known after the talks in Tashkent with the executives of the Chinese CNODC.

As per the Additional measures to boost the development of Uzbekistan’s automotive industry decree signed earlier by the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the excise tax on cars manufactured by UzAutoMotors is to be scrapped after October 1, 2019.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Additional measures to boost the development of Uzbekistan’s automotive industry decree.

From mid-June Kazakhstan began exporting electricity to Uzbekistan, the Kazakh Ministry of Energy said in a statement. 145 million kWh were supplied to Uzbekistan As of July 17 as per the electricity sale agreement between the two countries, with more than 1 billion kWh to be supplied to the Uzbek power grid during the year.

On July 16, Uzbekistan Airways began operating regular direct flights to Tbilisi. The ambassador of Uzbekistan to Georgia Sherzod Fayziev and the ambassador of Georgia to Uzbekistan Zurab Abdushelishvili and the head of the Georgian Tourism Authority Mariam Kvrivishvili solemnly greeted the passengers of the first flight at the Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport.

The Prime Ministers of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov and Kazakhstan Askar Mamin opened the Beineu - Akjigit - Uzbek border (to Nukus) international highway. The footage of the opening ceremony was published on the Instagram page of the Kazakh PM.