Uzbekistan plans to set up production of large trucks and buses at SamAvto, the Samarkand Automobile Plant, a source at Uzavtoprom told Interfax. The Uzbek government passed a resolution outlining measures to expand the products SamAvto produces, he said.
Turkmenistan could hike prices for the gas it supplies to Russia’s OAO Gazprom to US$150 per 1,000 cubic meters from the current US$100 level, Russia’s Kommersant daily reported Thursday quoting Turkmen officials, according to Thompson Financial.
Thanks to reforms of business regulation, more businesses are starting up, finds Doing Business 2008â€”the fifth in an annual report series issued by the World Bank and IFC. Countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union reformed the most in 2006/07â€”along with a large group of emerging markets, including China and India.
Uzbek-Singaporean Business Forum was held at the International Business Centre in Tashkent on 24 September. Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Singapore Business Federation organized the event.
The Second Power Uzbekistan International Exhibition will open on 25 September in Tashkent. The event will take place at UzExpoCentre, and will be open for the professionals of the energy sector until 27 September.
A round table entitled “Presentation of results of the survey among participants of foreign economic activity on current system of export-import operations regulation and customs administration in the Republic of Uzbekistan” was held at the conference hall of Grand Orzu Hotel on 21 September 2007.
On 28 October 2007, the Latvian airline airBaltic will start operating its winter timetable, effective until 29 March 2008, offering two new destinations and increased flight frequencies on nine routes.
The participants of the Eighth consultative meeting of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Transport Sector Coordinating Committee, which took place in Manila (the Philippines), discussed draft CAREC Transport Sector Strategy for 2008-2018.
Uzbekistan’s state-owned gas company Uzbekneftegaz and Russian company Stroytransgaz plan to agree a liquefied gas joint venture at the Mubarek Gas Processing Plant in the Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan before the end of the year, Uzbekneftegaz told Interfax.