The business forum “Economic and Investment Potential of Tashkent” was held in Tashkent on 28 January. The event was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Commerce and Industry Chamber, Tashkent city administration and the Uzinfoinvest agency.
Representatives of the Turkish Orbak Metal Tasimacilik Ve Ins Sanayi Yicaret Ltd. Company held talks with the management of Almalik Mining and Melting Plant (AGMK) OJSC.
About US$54.5 million were invested for development of industrial production and modern technologies in Samarkand region in 2008, UzA reported.
GM Uzbekistan, a joint venture of US automaker General Motors (GM) and Uzbek automaker Uzavtoprom, increased its car output 13.5% on the year to 195,038 units in 2008, the state statistics committee said on Monday.
Uzbekneftegaz national oil and gas holding company said natural gas production increased by 3.7% in 2008.
As a result of geological surveys, 15 hydrocarbon fields were discovered in Uzbekistan in 2008, nearly twice as many as in the previous year, the national oil and gas holding Uzbekneftegaz said in a statement.
The Uzbek government and Russian natural gas giant Gazprom plan to negotiate in 2009-2011 an upgrade of the Central Asia-Center gas pipeline system.
Russian natural gas giant Gazprom has invested over US$215 million to explore gas fields on Uzbekistan’s Ustyurt Plateau, Maksut Anderzhanov, head of the Uzbek representative office of oil and gas company Zarubezhneftegaz, told reporters Friday.