CIS countries increased output of livestock and poultry (in live weight) by 9% in January-September 2007 compared to the same period of 2006, the CIS Intergovernmental Statistics Committee said.
All five Central Asian countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - have landscapes marked by vast desert and semi-desert plains, piedmont plains and oases of irrigated soils, which are affected by desertification and drought.
Uzbekistan wheat production in MY 2007/08 is estimated at 5.7 million tonnes, nearly the same the previous year’s crop but slightly less than earlier forecasts, according to a US Department of Agriculture attache report posted Friday on the Foreign Agricultural Services Web site.
Moscow-based Monolit is bidding for an 85.2% stake in the Kokanda Superphosphate Plant, Uzbekistan’s only producer of ammoniated superphosphate, a source at the State Property Committee told Interfax.
The make-up of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) energy club has not been negotiated in detail thus far, Chang Xuhong, a senior expert on the SCO Secretariat, said at the Euro-Asia Economic Forum in Xian, the capital city of China’s northwestern province of Shaanxi, according to Chinese media.
The Uzbek State Customs Committee has held a meeting with Eurocustoms’ delegation, UzA reported.
The Uzbekiston Temir Yollari national railway company and the China National Technical Import & Export Corporation have signed a US$36.2 million contract to buy equipment for the electrification of the Tashkent-Angren railway line [in central Uzbekistan], Uzbek newspaper Tashkentskaya Pravda reported on 10 November.
China and seven Central Asian countries have agreed to build a modern-day equivalent of the historic Silk Road, in the hope of once again making Central Asia a vital transit route for trade between Asia and Europe. Claudia Blume reports from Hong Kong.
The Committee on Geology and Natural Resources of Uzbekistan plans to set up the joint venture with Korea Resources Corp to develop Jantuar uranium deposit in Central Kyzylkums, the first deputy chairperson of the committee Ilkhom Turamurodov said at the MiningWorld Uzbekistan 2007 in Tashkent.