Uzbekistan’s export potential continued to strengthen, along with the increasing competitiveness of national output in the first quarter of 2007, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee and Economy Ministry said in their publication.
Second International specialized exhibition-sale of mini-technologies and compact equipment for an agriculture "Uzbekistan Agrominitech - 2007 " opened on 8 May at Uzexpocenter in Tashkent, UzA reports.
Punjab Minister for Industries, Muhammad Ajmal Cheema has said that the investors of Pakistan and Uzbekistan would soon enter into a joint venture in leather sector, hoping that the collaboration would help enhance the trade between the two nations in leather and other sectors of economy.
Around 150,000 jobs were created in Uzbekistan in the first quarter of 2007, which exceeds the forecasted figure by 21%, Uzbek State Statistics Committee said.
Gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan made up 4.205 trillion soums in January-March 2007 or increased by 9.1% year-on-year, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee said.
A presentation on Japan’s financing of the BAS Programme in Uzbekistan was held on 3 May at the Intercontinental Tashkent Hotel.
The fifth session of Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Republic of Korea was held in Tashkent, Uzbek capital city, on 7 May.
Spanish chemical concern Maxamcorp S.A. acquired 49% shares of Elektrokhimprom OJSC, the second largest producer of nitric fertilizers in Uzbekistan, Chastnaya Sobstvennost newspaper of the Uzbek State Property Committee reported.