The workshop organized jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and the United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan through Communication and Information Agency of Uzbekistan and Association of IT Companies and Organization of Uzbekistan.
Uzbek national oil and gas holding Uzbekneftegaz and Russian engineering and construction company Stroytransgaz plan to sign an agreement in July to set up a US$221 million joint venture for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Uktam Umarov, director of Uzbekistan’s Mubarek Gas Processing Plant, said Tuesday.
A Chinese-Uzbek joint venture LaneExtrakt has been commissioned in Qoraqalpogiston Republic’s Chimboy District, Uzbek newspaper Ozbekistan Ovozi reported on 16 June.
Uzbekistan plans to realize a programme on modernization, technical and technological re-equipment of enterprises, producing construction materials.
The EU’s energy commissioner remains upbeat on the viability of its flagship Nabucco gas project to Central Asia despite Russia’s dealmaking in the region, with the European Commission appointing a special coordinator to accelerate progress on the pipeline, reported EUobserver.
Uzbekistan ranked fifth in the CIS with the GDP growth rate of 9.1% in January-April 2007, according to the CIS State Statistics Committee.
A group of tourists from Singapore arrived in Uzbekistan, Narodnoye Slovo reported. The report said the group includes representatives of Singaporean tourism structures, journalists, and ordinary tourists.
Uzbekistan, a major textile centre, has expressed its willingness to have joint ventures or give the companies owned by its textile ministry for takeover with attractive terms and conditions.
Impressed with the offer by the Uzbekistan authorities, the 16-member trade delegation comprising knitwear exporters and spinners from Tirupur which visited that country between 8 and 13 June is exploring possibilities of setting up textile units there, The Hindu reported.