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Response by Caterpillar and Zeppelin International AG to the Flooding in the Syrdarya Region

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21 May 2020
Photos by News Agency "Podrobno.uz" AUCC members, Caterpillar and Zeppelin International AG, working hard around the clock to stop the flooding in the Syrdarya region. |read|

First ever ventilator made in Tajikistan

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21 May 2020
A stock of medical supplies and personal protective equipment financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was delivered on May 12 to Tajikistan's Ministry of Healthcare and Social Protection of Population to support the country's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ADB Tajikistan Resident Mission said. The supplies costing about $100,000 comprise 25 items, including masks, gloves, gowns, protective suits, thermoscanners, hygiene sets, antiseptics, various tubes, and other medical stuff. As of May 12, the Tajik Ministry of Healthcare and Social Protection of Population reported 729 confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country, including 23 deaths. |read|

Uzbekistan announces additional measures to boost local business activity

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20 May 2020
Additional measures aimed at increasing the business activity of the population in Uzbekistan were announced during a video conference chaired by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev,Trend reports citing the press service of the president. First of all, within the framework of consistent mitigation of COVID-19 quarantine measures, about 110,000 businesses are allowed to resume operations. Over 600,000 people have already returned to their jobs. |read|

Uzbekistan to simplify lending terms

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20 May 2020
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed the Central Bank to simplify the terms of lending to small businesses and family entrepreneurship, Trend reports citing the press service of the president. At the meeting held on May 19, the president stressed that all the restrictions imposed on entrepreneurs in obtaining loans for products, equipment, raw materials and working capital should be removed. It is noted that it's necessary to stimulate trade, expand consumer credit in order to increase purchasing power of the population. |read|

Kazakhstan adopts plan for economic growth recovery

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20 May 2020
The government of Kazakhstan on May 19 adopted the Integrated Plan for Restoring Economic Growth by the end of 2020, primeminister.kz reported. The plan consists of 10 areas and 172 systemic and sectoral measures to stimulate business activity, support employment and increase incomes. |read|

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China discuss joint railroad project

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20 May 2020
Minister of Transport of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Transport and Roads of Kyrgyzstan Zhanat Beishenov and representatives of Department of Foreign Capital and Overseas Investment of National Development and Reform Commission of China held a videoconference on May 20, 2020, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Transport of Uzbekistan. At the online meeting initiated by the Uzbek side, the parties considered further practical measures to launch the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan-China railroad project. In particular, the parties discussed a joint agreement on proposed railway construction routes, technical standards used in the design and construction, sources of funding for the project and other organizational issues. |read|

Kyrgyzstan ratifies agreement on financial mechanism with ADB

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20 May 2020
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov signed the Law "On Ratification of the Agreement on the Financing Mechanism (Special Operations) between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Asian Development Bank, signed on December 25, 2019 in Bishkek," the press service of the President reported. The law was adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on April 30, 2020. In accordance with this Law, the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic is required to notify the Asian Development Bank on the implementation of domestic procedures necessary for the entry into force of this Agreement by the Kyrgyz Republic. |read|

Webinar Invitation: Central Asia Through the Prism of U.S.-China Trade Relations

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20 May 2020
7.30am - 9.00am EST Wednesday, May 20, 2020 REGISTER NOW After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. |read|

Republic of Uzbekistan : Requests for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Uzbekistan

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19 May 2020
Author/Editor: International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept. Publication Date: May 19, 2020 Electronic Access: Free Download. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file |read|

Kyrgyzstan to remove lockdown on businesses fully from June 1

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19 May 2020
From June 1, it is planned to resume all kinds of economic and social activities with strict observance of sanitary and epidemiological norms, the nationwide operative team for coronavirus prevention said on May 19. Some restrictions will still be in effect after June 1, such as holding mass cultural, sports, scientific, family and memorable events; activities of entertainment objects; work of children's entertainment objects and playgrounds; Internet clubs and computer game clubs, activity of organizations in the sphere of preschool education. |read|

EU, UNICEF deliver medical supplies to support Tajikistan respond to COVID-19

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19 May 2020
The European Delegation in Tajikistan and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Tajikistan delivered critical medical supplies to support the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Tajikistan in the battle against COVID-19, the Delegation of the European Union to Tajikistan said. On May 17, a shipment organised by UNICEF Tajikistan and financed by the European Delegation in Tajikistan of approximately 13 tons of vital medical supplies arrived in Dushanbe. The shipment includes essential personal protective equipment (PPE) and comprises 36,250 protective coveralls, 40,320 N95 medical masks, and 720 thermometers. |read|

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$375 Million Disbursement to the Republic of Uzbekistan to Address the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

www.imf.org/external/index.htm
18 May 2020
The IMF Executive Board approved the disbursement of US$375 million under the Rapid Credit Facility and Rapid Financing Instrument to support Uzbekistan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting Uzbekistan’s economy, reducing growth, and creating additional external and fiscal financing needs Over the medium-term, fiscal and monetary policies are expected to maintain Uzbekistan’s fiscal and external sustainability and Uzbekistan is committed to continuing economic and structural reforms. |read|

IFC Helps Ipak Yuli Bank Manage Risk, Expand Local-Currency Lending in Uzbekistan

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18 May 2020
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 18, 2020—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Ipak Yuli Bank have signed an agreement that allows the bank to better manage its currency risk and provide local currency finance for small and medium enterprises, which are key drivers of economic growth in Uzbekistan. Under the agreement, IFC and Ipak Yuli Bank will execute cross-currency swap transactions under an International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement, a standard document that governs over-the-counter derivative transactions. It allows the bank to hedge its foreign currency-denominated funding and better manage its assets and liabilities mismatches. |read|

Afghanistan to receive over $600 million of foreign aid for COVID-19 response

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18 May 2020
The international community has so far promised more than $600 million to Afghanistan to help the country in its struggle against the COVID-19 outbreak, Afghan broadcaster TOLOnews reported. Of that amount, $100 million was provided by the World Bank, 117 million euros was pledged by the EU, $50 million was pledged by the Asian Development Bank, $35 million was promised by the US, and $220 million in loans were granted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Other countries such as China, the United Arab Emirates, Iran and the Czech Republic also provided material aid - in many cases in the form of medical equipment - to the Afghan health system. |read|

Uzbekistan allocates additional funds to support domestic business

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14 May 2020
The government of Uzbekistan has taken a number of new measures to provide support for local business and the population, following the COVID-19 outbreak, Trend reports citing the press service of the president. In a recent online conference, the government discussed the ideas to further mitigate quarantine conditions and the resume of economic activity in the country. The meeting touched upon the work done to combat the pandemic and support the population and businesses under quarantine conditions. |read|

EBRD economies seen contracting by 3.5 per cent in 2020, 4.8 per cent rebound in 2021

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14 May 2020
Economies across the regions of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) may contract on average by 3.5 per cent this year, because of the impact of the coronavirus, with a rebound of 4.8 per cent possible in 2021. |read|

Kazakhstan continues reopening economic sectors

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14 May 2020
After on May 11 Kazakhstan lifted its state of emergency to slow the spread of the coronavirus and had earlier allowed some industrial, trade and other businesses to resume operations, the government is gradually lifting the remaining restrictions. At its meeting on May 13, the Interdepartmental Commission on Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus made a number of decisions aimed at restoring the economy and ensuring employment, primeminister.kz reported. |read|

First American Investment Bank enters Uzbek market

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13 May 2020
The Agency for Capital Market Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan has granted licenses to the American financial company Bluestone Financial Group Inc. for the right to provide services of an investment intermediary, investment consultant and trustee of investment assets. These licenses make Bluestone a fully regulated investment bank in Uzbekistan. |read|

Kazakhstan sends humanitarian aid to Tajikistan amid coronavirus battle

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13 May 2020
Kazakhstan’s humanitarian aid was delivered to Tajikistan amid the coronavirus battle, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Around 5,000 tons of Kazakh flour was delivered via railways in compliance with all sanitary and epidemiological standards. The cargo certificate was given by Kazakhstan’s Ambassador in Dushanbe Askar Tazhibaev to the Deputy Director of the Agency on the State Material Reserves under the Government of Tajikistan Sohibjon Ziyodulloev. |read|

ADB approves a $40 million grant for Afghanistan to fight COVID-19

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12 May 2020
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on May 11 discussed how ADB can support the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including through a new $40 million grant, ADB said. "The pandemic has led to a tragic loss of lives and has significantly impacted the livelihoods of Afghans," said Mr. Asakawa. |read|

The U.S. Provides Additional Funding for Risk Communication and Infection Prevention and Control to Support Kazakhstan’s Response to COVID-19

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11 May 2020
May 11, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional 214 million tenge ($500,000), bringing the total U.S. Government contribution to over 1. |read|

U.S. Government provides $100,000 to aid families hit by Sardoba dam tragedy

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8 May 2020
The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA), is supporting Uzbekistan’s response to the partial collapse of the Sardoba Reservoir dam in Syrdarya region that caused the displacement of tens of thousands of people in one of the country’s most important agricultural areas, the U. |read|

World Bank Approves $400 Million to Sustain Afghanistan’s Reform Momentum, Mitigate COVID-19 Crisis

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7 May 2020
Washington, May 7, 2020— The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $400 million grant to help Afghanistan sustain the pace of key economic and public finance reforms, and support the country to manage current risks and uncertainties compounded by the COVID-19 crisis. The Incentive Program Development Policy Grant comprises $160 million from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries, and $240 million from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), managed by the World Bank on behalf of 34 donors. |read|

CDC Approves $2 Million for COVID-19 Response in Uzbekistan

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6 May 2020
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/CAR) has pledged $6.8 million to support governments in Central Asia in managing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, including $2.07 million for Uzbekistan. |read|

Jihad Azour: Middle East, Central Asia Face Perfect Storm Amid COVID-19

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4 May 2020
No region has been spared the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic. And with the high level of oil-dependency and informality of many countries in the Middle East and Central Asia, Jihad Azour says the economic impact of COVID-19 has been dramatic. Azour heads the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department, which has just published the region's economic outlook that shows formidable challenges in the face of the pandemic. |read|

EBRD increases trade support in Uzbekistan with new limit for NBU

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30 April 2020
EBRD providing additional US$ 70 million of trade finance to NBU Fresh funds will support local exporters and importers Continuing vital trade links during Coronavirus pandemic |read|

CDC Approves $1.6 Million for COVID-19 Response in Kazakhstan

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30 April 2020
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/CAR) has pledged $1.68 Million to support the government of Kazakhstan in managing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak as part of a $6.8 Million package of assistance for Central Asia. |read|

EBRD, Switzerland and European Union support sustainable water utilities in Kyrgyz Republic

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30 April 2020
€6.5 million financing package from EBRD, Switzerland and European Union 39,000 residents of Naryn city will have access to improved wastewater services |read|

PM: World Bank and ADB extended $56 million in aid to Kyrgyzstan

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30 April 2020
The government has signed agreements with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank totaling $56 million, said Kyrgyz Prime Minister Muhamedkaly Abilgaziyev during a parliamentary meeting. The money has not been fully received by Kyrgyzstan, he said. "Needed medical and protective equipment is being purchased on the World Bank money mainly," he said. |read|

DTRA Team Supports Expanded COVID-19 Testing in Uzbekistan

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27 April 2020
In response to the global COVID-19 threat, the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at the U.S. Embassy Tashkent, recently donated 1,000 tests to the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health (MOH). |read|

Kazakh Government to develop economic rehabilitation package

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27 April 2020
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev assigned to work out an economic growth rehabilitation package by May 11. «The Government and National Bank will elaborate the economic growth rehabilitation package by May 11 to support the worst-hit industries. The country embarks on a brand new stage of its development. |read|

World Bank and Tajikistan Continue Dialogue on Youth Inclusion

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27 April 2020
DUSHANBE, April 29, 2020 – Youth in Tajikistan’s rural and most-at-risk regions along the Afghan border face greater challenges accessing employment, education, and training, thereby exposing them to relatively higher risks of being drawn into illegal activities and/or radicalization, according to a study published today by the World Bank. Strengthening Youth Resilience to Radicalization: Evidence from Tajikistan analyzes the youth, gender, and local dimensions of radicalization and recruitment by violent extremist groups in Tajikistan, and presents policy recommendations to address these challenges. The study also identified labor migrants and women who are excluded from participation in rural economies as vulnerable groups. |read|

EU providing support to Uzbekistan's healthcare sector amid COVID-19 pandemic

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25 April 2020
The EU has taken a number of steps to support the Uzbek government's efforts to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, Trend reports citing the Uzbek media. The report said, that the EU will provide 2.2 million euros to meet the urgent needs of the health sector of Uzbekistan as part of the WHO's strategic plan for preparedness and response for the country. |read|

Uzbekistan to Receive World Bank Emergency Financing to Combat COVID-19

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24 April 2020
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2020 – The World Bank approved today a $95 million financing package to support Uzbekistan’s immediate response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of its citizens. The financing will be used to strengthen life-saving medical systems, as well as to provide income support to poor and vulnerable people affected by the economic consequences of the pandemic. “This assistance is part of a package put together by a coalition of development partners to help protect the people of Uzbekistan against the threats of COVID-19,” said Hideki Mori, World Bank Country Manager for Uzbekistan. |read|

G20 Extraordinary Agriculture Ministers Meeting

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23 April 2020
We, the G20 Agriculture Ministers, are deeply saddened by the devastating human losses and suffering caused by the spread of COVID-19. We commit to cooperating closely and taking concrete actions to safeguard global food security and nutrition. We reaffirm the importance of working to ensure the continued flow of food, products, and inputs essential for agricultural and food production across borders in line with our Leaders' Statement on COVID-19 of March 26, 2020. |read|

IMF Executive Board Approves A US$220 Million Disbursement To The Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan To Address The COVID-19 Pandemic

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21 April 2020
The IMF Executive Board approved Afghanistan’s request for emergency assistance in the amount of SDR 161.9 million (approximately US$220 million) under the Rapid Credit Facility. The pandemic is inflicting heavy damage on Afghanistan’s economy, which is expected to contract sharply in 2020, imperiling the livelihood of a significant segment of the population. |read|

Coca-Cola's response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Uzbekistan

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21 April 2020
From April and until further notice, Coca-Cola has put commercial advertising for all our brands on hold globally, including in Uzbekistan. Our focus at this time is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our associates and communities. To this end, The Coca-Cola Company, our bottling partners and The Coca-Cola Foundation are donating over 120 million Dollars to support COVID-19 relief efforts in the affected communities. |read|

Address to compatriots in the United States, Canada and other countries of Americas and friends of Uzbekistan

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18 April 2020
Dear compatriots in the United States, Canada and other countries of Americas, Dear friends of Uzbekistan, We are all aware of the serious threats that the coronavirus pandemic has been posing to the entire world. |read|

World Bank Group President David Malpass: Remarks to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)

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16 April 2020
World Bank Group President David MalpassWashington, DC, United States As Prepared for Delivery WASHINGTON, April 16, 2020—World Bank Group President David Malpass today delivered the following remarks at the IMFC virtual meeting: |read|

EBRD channels new funds to Uzbekistan to support trade

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16 April 2020
EBRD providing US$ 150 million trade finance facility to three Uzbek banks Asaka Bank, Ipoteka Bank and UzPromstroybank to support local exporters and importers Financing under EBRD Covid-19 Solidarity Package |read|

USAID Strengthens Food Security for Vulnerable Populations in Uzbekistan

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16 April 2020
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 131,320 kg of food assistance worth almost $400,000 to Uzbekistan. |read|

Communiqué. G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

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15 April 2020
Our urgent collective priority is to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and its intertwined health, social and economic impacts. We are determined to spare no effort, both individually and collectively, to protect lives, bring the pandemic under control, safeguard people’s jobs and incomes, support the global economy during and after this phase and ensure the resilience of the financial system. We have taken immediate and exceptional measures, domestically and internationally, to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts, including by implementing unprecedented fiscal, monetary and financial stability actions and ensuring that the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) can provide critical support to developing and low-income countries. |read|

IMF Executive Board Approves Immediate Debt Service Relief for 25 Eligible Low-Income Countries

www.imf.org/external/index.htm
15 April 2020
WASHINGTON, DC - The Executive Board today approved relief on debt service for 25 member countries that are eligible for support from the Catastrophe Containmentand Relief Trust (CCRT); a further 4 countries are expected to request such relief in the coming weeks. The approval enables the disbursement of grants from the CCRT for repayment of total debt service falling due to the IMF over the next six months, with potential extensions, up to a maximum of full two years from April 14, 2020, subject to availability of sufficient grant resources. The initial relief provided to these countries amounts to SDR 157. |read|

Coca-Cola’s response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Kyrgyzstan

www.coca-cola.com/
15 April 2020
From April and until further notice, Coca-Cola has put commercial advertising for all our brands on hold globally, including in Kyrgyzstan. Our focus at this time is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our associates and communities. To this end, The Coca-Cola Company, our bottling partners and The Coca-Cola Foundation are donating over 120 million Dollars to support COVID-19 relief efforts in the affected communities. |read|

Mayor Bowser Extends Public Health Emergency, Stay at Home Order, and Closure of Non-Essential Businesses Through May 15

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15 April 2020
(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-063 to extend the state of emergency and public health emergency for Washington, DC through May 15, 2020, as the District continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Mayor extended the emergencies and issued new health and safety requirements in an effort to protect vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The new order clarifies that face masks are required for: |read|

The Great Lockdown: Worst Economic Downturn Since the Great Depression

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14 April 2020
The world has changed dramatically in the three months since our last update of the World Economic Outlook in January. A rare disaster, a coronavirus pandemic, has resulted in a tragically large number of human lives being lost. As countries implement necessary quarantines and social distancing practices to contain the pandemic, the world has been put in a Great Lockdown. |read|

ADB Triples COVID-19 Response Package to $20 Billion

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13 April 2020
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (13 April 2020) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today tripled the size of its response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to $20 billion and approved measures to streamline its operations for quicker and more flexible delivery of assistance. The package expands ADB’s $6.5 billion initial response announced on 18 March, adding $13. |read|

IFC Helps Uzbek Banks Strengthen Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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13 April 2020
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, held a webinar on stress-testing for Uzbekistan’s financial institutions as part of its response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven local banks participated in the virtual session aimed at equipping them with knowledge and tools to urgently respond to unforeseen disruptive events. This online session is part of a webinar series for client financial institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia; providing a platform for expert-opinion sharing and discussions. |read|

Agreement with World Bank on emergency response to COVID-19 worth $12.15 mln reached

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8 April 2020
An investment project worth $12.15 million for emergency response to COVID-19 is being attracted, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Finance said. An agreement with the World Bank to attract an investment project for emergency response to COVID-19 in the amount of $12. |read|

World Bank Group to support the anti-crisis program of Uzbekistan

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7 April 2020
The World Bank is ready to allocate $14 billion to Uzbekistan to support country's anti-crisis program, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan. This issue was touched upon during a videoconference between Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov and Vice-President of the World Bank Group for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Muller, the report says. According to Muller, the World Bank intends to mobilize $14 billion of "Strategic Program on Preparedness and Response", formed by the World Bank Group to support the anti-crisis program of Uzbekistan. |read|

EBRD to provide financial assistance to Uzbekistan in reducing the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic

www.uzdaily.com/en
7 April 2020
On 7 April, Deputy Prime Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov in a video conference discussed with the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti the measures taken in the Republic of Uzbekistan to counteract the spread of coronavirus infection and mitigate the impact of the global pandemic on socio-economic processes in Uzbekistan, as well as mechanisms to support the EBRD in addressing these challenges. Suma Chakrabarti praised the timeliness of the measures introduced under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to protect the population from the global pandemic and mitigate its negative impact on the economy, especially noting the establishment of the Anti-Crisis Fund of Uzbekistan to finance a wide range of economic and social support. EBRD President confirmed that the EBRD is ready to fully support Uzbekistan in this extremely difficult time by mobilizing funding to combat the spread of the virus, supporting entrepreneurs and measures to increase employment, as well as ensuring the sustainable functioning of the economy. |read|

Kyrgyzstan in talks with EBRD, World Bank, Islamic Bank and Asian Development Bank on seeking sources for supporting business

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7 April 2020
Government last week has adopted a short-term anti-crisis plan for the next 2-3 months that includes 30 tasks, Deputy Prime Minister Erkin Asrandiyev said. The anti-crisis plan includes food safety, tax, social security issues, freeing from payment of public utilities for 3 months, he said. The deadlines for submitting tax reports have been moved, the deadline for submitting the annual tax return has been extended for 1 year. |read|

The U.S. Government Mobilizes to Combat COVID-19 in Tajikistan

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7 April 2020
The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a commitment of $868,923 to increase Tajikistan’s ability to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. |read|

Tajikistan maintains it has no coronavirus cases

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7 April 2020
Authorities in Tajikistan say 13 people, including several health workers, have been ordered into quarantine after a patient at a rural hospital in the country’s north died from what officials said was pneumonia, RFE/RL reported. Health officials said that the group, which includes a top doctor at the Jabbor Rasulov hospital, had tested negative for COVID-19, as had the original patient whose relatives said fell ill after traveling to neighboring Kyrgyzstan for a wedding. However, the confusion about conditions at Jabbor Rasulov hospital in Sughd Province added to mounting concern over the coronavirus situation in Tajikistan. |read|

AIIB to provide support for stabilizing the economy of Uzbekistan

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6 April 2020
The Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov and President of the Asian Bank for Infrastructure Investment (AIIB) Jin Liqun held a videoconference on April 6. The parties discussed the format of cooperation to overcome the social and economic challenges that occurred due to the global spread of the coronavirus infection, the press service of the MIFT reported. According to the ministerial press service, the head of the AIIB assured the representative of Uzbekistan that the bank intends to provide tangible support to the republic in stabilizing its economy and further enhance the country’s investment attractiveness. |read|

Afghanistan's economic growth in 2020 to remain sluggish amid challenges, ADB says

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6 April 2020
Political uncertainty and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are expected to weigh on Afghanistan's economy in 2020, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. The government needs to raise domestic revenue to reduce grant dependence and achieve self-reliance, ADB said. In its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020, ADB forecasts Afghanistan's economy to grow at 3. |read|

EDB talks possible negative coronavirus, lower oil prices consequences on Kazakhstan's economy

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6 April 2020
The slowdown of business activity is forecast in Kazakhstan in 2020, Trend reports with reference to the macroeconomic review of Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) for March 2020. The EDB's forecast said that the drop in world oil and metal prices, as well as the negative consequences of the coronavirus spread, will lead to the weakening of external demand for Kazakhstan's export. "The state of emergency introduced in the middle of March 2020 will limit the performance of the real and the service sectors. |read|

Kyrgyzstan to address COVID-19 challenges, trade disruptions to sustain growth, ADB says

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6 April 2020
Kyrgyzstan's economy is projected to decelerate in 2020 along with a slowdown in the country's main trade partners amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, but is seen to recover in 2021 as gold exports are expected to rise, according to the Asian Development Bank's annual flagship economic publication, the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020. Growth in Kyrgyzstan accelerated to 4.5% in 2019, from 3. |read|

Kazakhstan's economic growth to remain positive despite COVID-19, ADB says

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4 April 2020
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, in 2020 Kazakhstan's economic growth is forecast to remain positive thanks to government support measures and is expected to rebound in 2021, reflecting stronger oil revenues and an expansionary fiscal policy, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. The Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020, ADB's flagship annual economic publication, projects Kazakhstan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth to drop to 1.8% in 2020 given the economic implications of COVID-19 and a reduction in oil and gas production due to declining prices, ADB said on April 3. |read|

Afghanistan Needs the World’s Help to Fight COVID-19

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3 April 2020
By Timothy Bishop Having already lived through decades of war, Afghans are now bracing themselves for another battle against COVID-19. The world cannot stand idly by. |read|

Kazakhstan to construct prefabricated hospitals to battle coronavirus spread

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3 April 2020
Three infectious diseases hospitals will be constructed in Kazakhstan using prefabricated structures to battle coronavirus spread in the country, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Commission of Provision of Emergency State under Kazakhstan’s President. The hospitals will be constructed in Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent cities. Additionally the commission made a decision to extend suspension of ventures and organizations operation period in Nur-Sultan and Almaty cities till Apr. |read|

South Korea to allocate Kyrgyzstan $50 thsd to combat coronavirus

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3 April 2020
Korea will allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus, the press service of the South Korean Embassy in Kyrgyzstan reported. The Korean Government urgently allocates funds through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). "In connection with an increase in cases of coronavirus infection in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Korean Government, aware of the lack of medical equipment and the need to improve medical services to combat coronavirus in the Kyrgyz Republic, has decided to provide emergency assistance through KOICA," the report says. |read|

Kyrgyzstan gets World Bank financing to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

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3 April 2020
The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved today $12.15 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Kyrgyz Republic Emergency COVID-19 Project. In addition, $9 million dollars of financing from an on-going World Bank project will be reallocated to support the country’s efforts to prepare for and respond effectively to the health and social risks associated with the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the World Bank Country Office for the Kyrgyz Republic reported. |read|

ADB considers support for small and medium businesses in Kyrgyzstan

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3 April 2020
President Sooronbai Jeenbekov had a telephone conversation with Asian Development Bank President Masatsugu Asakawa to discuss bilateral cooperation. Jeenbekov thanked ABD for support provided to the Kyrgyz Republic in economic development, including in combating the spread of coronavirus and its impact. Jeenbekov said that the current situation around coronavirus and slowdown of business activity in the world requires consolidation of efforts and taking joint anti-crisis measures. |read|

China provides assistance to Tajikistan to combat COVID-19

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3 April 2020
China has provided humanitarian assistance to Tajikistan to support the Tajik authorities’ preventive and mitigation efforts against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The handover ceremony of the humanitarian assistance took place on the Tajik-Chinese border in the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) on March 30. According to Tajik MFA information department, the assistance includes 2,000 kits of nucleic acid reagents to detect the virus that causes COVID-19, 1,000 medical protective coveralls, 500 non-contact thermometers, 1,000 medial eyeglasses, 1,000 pairs of disposable medical gloves, an 1,000 pairs of disposable medical overshoes. |read|

World Bank awards $11.3 million grant to Tajikistan to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

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3 April 2020
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved $11.3 million in grant financing from the International Development Association for the Tajikistan Emergency COVID-19 Project, which will support the country’s efforts to prepare for and respond effectively to the health and social risks associated with the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. According to the World Bank, the financing will help establish around 100 new, fully equipped Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in health facilities across Tajikistan, and strengthen the health system’s capacity to treat individuals infected with COVID-19. |read|

Tajikistan to ask Russian authorities to give Tajik migrants financial "recess"

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3 April 2020
Tajikistan's Embassy in Moscow intends to request the Russian Government to postpone tax and patent payment deadlines for Tajik labor migrants. Tajik Ambassador to Russia Imomuddin Sattorov says many enterprises, where Tajik labor migrants were working, have been shut down due to coronavirus outbreak in Russia. "In connection with this situation, labor migrants have found themselves in a difficult position," Ambassador Sattorov told Asia-Plus in an interview. |read|

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3 April 2020
The EHLS application is now open. Submit your application by July 7, 2020. EHLS is an intensive advanced English and professional skills program at Georgetown University in Washington, D. |read|

U.S. Government Announces Additional Support For Uzbekistan’s Efforts Against COVID-19

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2 April 2020
The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced an additional contribution to Uzbekistan’s efforts to combat COVID-19. |read|

Uzbekistan allocated 1 billion soums for disinfection purposes

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2 April 2020
Chief State Sanitary Inspector Nurmat Otabekov explained the procedure of disinfecting areas of epidemiological significance. He noted that 1 billion soums were allocated from the state budget to conduct disinfection activities in all regions of the country. “Such activities were carried out by disinfection stations throughout the republic even before the pandemic. |read|

World Bank Fast-Tracks $100 Million COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support for Afghanistan

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2 April 2020
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $100.4 million grant for the Afghanistan COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project to help Afghanistan take effective action to respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen its public health preparedness. This new fast track package will cover all 34 Afghan provinces and reinforce essential health care services to slow down the spread of COVID-19 across Afghanistan and deliver optimum care in the case of a surge in demand for treatment. |read|

China hands over medical supplies to Afghanistan to fight COVID-19

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2 April 2020
China stands together with Afghan people to fight the novel coronavirus, Chinese Ambassador to Afghansitan Wang Yu said at a handover ceremony of the first batch of China-aided medical supplies on Thursday. "On behalf of Chinese government, I'm handing over the much-needed medical assistance to the Afghan government. The medical assistance includes ventilators, protective clothes and face masks," Wang said at the ceremony which was also attended by Mohammad Sarwar Danish, second vice president of Afghanistan. |read|

China sends humanitarian aid to Kazakhstan to help battle coronavirus

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2 April 2020
China has sent a humanitarian aid to Kazakhstan to help battle coronavirus, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The corresponding agreement has been reached during a phone call between Kazakhstan’s President Kassym Jomart Tokayev and China’s President Xi Jinping. Within the framework of the agreement reached the plane carrying thermal imagers, test kits, goggles and medical clothing arrived in Kazakhstan’s Almaty airport on Apr. |read|

Uzbekistan sends humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan

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2 April 2020
Uzbekistan has sent medical supplies to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan as humanitarian aid, Trend reports citing the National News Agency of Uzbekistan. Trains loaded with various food products, as well as disposable coveralls, respirators, gloves, goggles, pyrometers and test systems used to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, were sent to Kyrgyzstan from the railway station in Kurgantepa district, Andijan region, the message said. Also, representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, JSC Uzbekistan Railways and other agencies sent the cargo from Tashkent to Afghanistan. |read|

President, World Bank Vice President discuss possibility of providing financial assistance to Kyrgyzstan

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2 April 2020
President Sooronbai Jeenbekov had a telephone conversation with World Bank's Vice-President for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Muller on April 1. They discussed joint measures to combat coronavirus. Muller stressed that the World Bank intends to help overcome the consequences from coronavirus pandemic and continue to assist in maintaining financial stability, restoring growth and development of the economies of developing countries, including Kyrgyzstan. |read|

Jeenbekov suggests European Council to consider additional assistance to Kyrgyzstan to fight COVID-19

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2 April 2020
Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov had a telephone conversation with European Council President Charles Michel on April 2 to discuss fighting coronavirus, the president's press office said. President Jeenbekov suggested the European side to consider additional assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic to minimize the negative consequences of the coronavirus. He hoped for the soonest improvement of the epidemiological situation in the world. |read|

WHO Representative in Tajikistan officially declares absence of coronavirus cases in country

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2 April 2020
World Health Organization Representative in Tajikistan Galina Perfilyeva has officially declared about absence of COVID-19 cases in the country, Asia-Plus reported. In her apperance on the TV Channel Tojikiston Galina Perfilyeva asked the population to practice personal hygiene and refrain from visiting crowded public places. "If we make an effort, then maybe we [Tajikistan] are luckier than other countries," the WHO Representative said. |read|

Around 20 enterprises in Tajikistan start producing face masks and coveralls

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2 April 2020
Around 20 enterprises in Tajikistan rearranged their production processes and started making medical face masks and other personal protective items, Avesta reported with reference to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Dushanbe-based Guliston JSC has been producing face masks and protective coveralls for a week already. The enterprise is producing 2,000 face masks and 300 protective coveralls a day. |read|

Uzbek-Tajik agricultural trade hit by coronavirus, yet continues

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2 April 2020
Uzbekistan continues to export its goods to Tajikistan, especially fruit and vegetables, Trend reports citing Uzbek media. Currently, the price for greenhouse tomatoes produced in Uzbekistan decreased to $1.76 in the Tajik market, although a few days ago they were sold at $1. |read|

IMF on Policy Responses to COVID-19 by: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

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2 April 2020
Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has reported 40 positive cases (no deaths, one recovery) as of March 23. The government adopted containment measures, including screening at ports of entry, strict quarantine for those tested positive, social distancing, and closure of public places for gathering. |read|

ADB to allocate budget support to Uzbekistan

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1 April 2020
The Asian Development Bank will allocate budget support to Uzbekistan in the amount of up to $1 billion, to ensure sustainability and stimulate the development of the Uzbek economy in the conditions of the pandemic, Trend reports citing the ADB press service. Uzbek Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov and Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa discussed measures to mitigate the impact of the global pandemic on socio-economic processes in Uzbekistan via a video conference, the report said. During the talks Asakawa said that the ADB is ready to provide comprehensive support to Uzbekistan in this extremely difficult time by mobilizing funding to combat COVID-19, supporting entrepreneurs and ensuring sustainable economic performance. |read|

Uzbekistan-born Russian billionaire donates $20 million to Uzbekistan for COVID-19 fight

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1 April 2020
Uzbekistan -born Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov donated $20 million for coronavirus fight in Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan 24 TV channel reported. The donation will be used for medical equipment and supplies for the hospital under construction in Zangiota district of Tashkent region for coronavirus patients. The sum was transferred to the charity fund "Mercy and Health of Uzbekistan" set up to administer finances donated to the government to support fight against COVID-19. |read|

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1 April 2020
The Taliban said Wednesday the group was ready to declare a cease-fire in areas of Afghanistan under its control if they are hit by a coronavirus outbreak. The announcement follows a U.N. |read|

ADB donates over 20 thsd medical gloves to Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan

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1 April 2020
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) donated 20 thousand medical gloves to the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, the ADB Representative Office in Kyrgyzstan said. "The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today organized the delivery of 20 thousand medical gloves to the warehouse of the Ministry of Health, as part of emergency medical assistance, which ADB approved in the amount of USD 200 thousand to help Kyrgyzstan purchase medicines and equipment to support intensive care units in the country through the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)," the report said. Additional assistance will also be provided through UNICEF to support the procurement of equipment for hospitals and quarantine centers. |read|
» 31 March 2020: The liquidation process of Uzbekenergo starts
» 31 March 2020: China hands over essential medical supplies to Tajikistan for COVID-19 prevention
» 30 March 2020: The Central Bank introduces a simplified procedure for considering applications for extending loan payment terms
» 30 March 2020: China provides aid to Uzbekistan
» 30 March 2020: Uzbekistan temporarily lifts customs duties on import of medical products
» 30 March 2020: Alibaba and Jack Ma funds to help Uzbekistan fight coronavirus
» 30 March 2020: Switzerland donates Kyrgyzstan personal protective equipment for medical workers to fight against COVID-19
» 30 March 2020: Kyrgyz Gov’t develops plan to support vulnerable populations amid situation with COVID-19
» 30 March 2020: Procter & Gamble COVID-19 Response
» 30 March 2020: Medtronic Shares Ventilation Design Specifications to Accelerate Efforts to Increase Global Ventilator Production
» 30 March 2020: Expanding Production: Aerospace Facility Will Manufacture N95 Masks
» 30 March 2020: CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION COMMITS $8.5 MILLION TO GLOBAL COVID-19 RESPONSE EFFORTS
» 28 March 2020: The United States Is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19
» 27 March 2020: S&P talks Kazakhstan's mitigation of current oil price shock effects
» 27 March 2020: Statement on The United States Congress Move to Strengthen the IMF’s Resources
» 27 March 2020: Statement on COVID-19 by Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit
» 26 March 2020: Uzbekistan building hospitals and quarantine facilities
» 26 March 2020: Uzbekistan building hospitals for coronavirus patients
» 26 March 2020: IMF will promptly consider providing budgetary support to Kyrgyzstan, says rep
» 26 March 2020: Benefits for foreign enterprises
» 26 March 2020: Uzbekistan's Central Bank softens terms of credit repayments
» 26 March 2020: Kyrgyzstan to ask China to send doctors to treat coronavirus patients
» 26 March 2020: China hands over humanitairan aid to Kyrgyzstan to contain Covid-19
» 26 March 2020: Kazakhstan orders residents of major cities to stay home after first death from coronavirus
» 25 March 2020: Kyrgyz citizens in America start raising funds for protective suits of doctors
» 25 March 2020: Kyrgyz citizens in America start raising funds for protective suits of doctors
» 25 March 2020: Uzbek business switches to "force majeure" policy
» 25 March 2020: ADB to reallocate funds to help Kazakhstan battle coronavirus
» 25 March 2020: Kazakhstan bans export of key food products amid coronavirus outbreak
» 24 March 2020: IFC Increases COVID-19 Support to $8 Billion to Sustain Private Sector Companies and Livelihoods in Developing Countries
» 23 March 2020: Russia donates additional 10 thsd test systems to Kyrgyzstan
» 23 March 2020: Xi Jinping: Uzbekistan and China closely support each other in the fight against coronavirus
» 23 March 2020: Kazakhstan allocates funds to take anticrisis measures amid coronavirus spread
» 22 March 2020: Anti-Crisis Fund to allocate funds to repay loans to strategic enterprises
» 22 March 2020: Donald Trump: US will remain a strong and steadfast friend of Uzbekistan
» 22 March 2020: C5 + 1 format is new chance for countries of Central Asia
» 21 March 2020: USAID mobilizes 66 million soms to combat COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan
» 20 March 2020: Chinese experts invited to advice on anti-coronavirus measures
» 20 March 2020: Central Asia countries take additional measures against COVID-19
» 20 March 2020: First patients with coronavirus recovering in Uzbekistan
» 20 March 2020: Anti-crisis fund established in Uzbekistan
» 20 March 2020: Uzbekistan to borrow $1 billion from international financial institutions to support the state budget
» 20 March 2020: Uzbekistan launched website about coronavirus
» 20 March 2020: Uzbekistan to allocate 700 billion soums for mitigating negative impact of coronavirus on the employment of population
» 20 March 2020: NBU to freeze Uzbekistan Airways’ loan in the amount of $111 million
» 20 March 2020: Tax audit of business entities to be suspended until January 1, 2021
» 20 March 2020: Courts temporarily suspend receptions and court hearings
» 20 March 2020: Uzbekistan allocates funds, suspends international passenger traffic amid COVID-19 threat
» 19 March 2020: Package of Economic Measures. Main initiatives
» 19 March 2020: Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade establishes Republican Headquarters for supporting exporters and entrepreneurs
» 19 March 2020: Uzbekistan to take measures to provide tax-payment deadline deferrals in a number of areas
» 19 March 2020: Exporting enterprise: problems with textile exports?
» 18 March 2020: All scheduled public events to be suspended
» 18 March 2020: Central Bank of Uzbekistan recommends contactless payment systems to contian coronavirus
» 18 March 2020: ADB Announces $6.5 Billion Initial Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
» 17 March 2020: The Central Bank recommends measures to mitigate possible credit risks associated with the consequences of the spread of coronavirus infection
» 17 March 2020: World Bank Group Increases COVID-19 Response to $14 Billion To Help Sustain Economies, Protect Jobs
» 16 March 2020: Coronavirus infection control measures will not affect the movement of foreign trade goods
» 16 March 2020: Uzbekistan to disinfect public transport every 4 hours
» 15 March 2020: Uzbekistan temporarily closes air and road communication with other countries
» 14 March 2020: Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to build two hydroelectric power stations
» 13 March 2020: Over 500,000 Uzbek Citizens to Benefit from Better Water Supply and Sanitation Services, with Support from the World Bank and Switzerland
» 13 March 2020: Interest of foreign investors in renewable energy projects in Uzbekistan is growing
» 13 March 2020: EBRD has unveiled an emergency €1 billion "Solidarity Package" of measures to help companies across its regions deal with the impact of the coronavirus
» 12 March 2020: ADB to provide US$200 million to support strained supply chains in fight against COVID-19
» 12 March 2020: European Union finances Uzbekistan's agricultural sector
» 12 March 2020: Sardor Umurzakov appointed as Vice Prime Minister of Uzbekistan
» 11 March 2020: USAID and the Government of Uzbekistan Partner to Eliminate Tuberculosis
» 10 March 2020: First ever digital bank to appear in Uzbekistan
» 10 March 2020: Construction of international trade center to start at Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan border
» 9 March 2020: Kyrgyzstan sharply increased its exports to Uzbekistan in 2 years
» 8 March 2020: Trading house for the sale of Uzbek textile products opened in New York
» 6 March 2020: Uzbekistan cancels state regulation of cotton production
» 6 March 2020: EBRD to expand its portfolio in Uzbekistan
» 6 March 2020: Invitation to Business environment in Uzbekistan on March 19 in Tashkent
» 5 March 2020: Energy Experts Discussed the Adequacy of the Transmission System to Accommodate Increasing Cross-Border Power Exchanges at a USAID-Supported Meeting
» 4 March 2020: Uzbekistan seeks investors for 1,500 MW gas power plant
» 3 March 2020: ADB to Allocate over US$2 Billion This Year to Support Projects in Central Asia
» 3 March 2020: Statement by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank Group President David Malpass on the 2020 IMF-World Bank Group Spring Meetings
» 2 March 2020: Uzbekistan plans to modernise mining company
» 28 February 2020: EBRD to finance construction, rehabilitation of roads in Uzbekistan’s Khorezm region
» 28 February 2020: Uzbekistan plans massive privatization move
» 27 February 2020: Uzbekistan transitions to international financial reporting standards
» 27 February 2020: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan sign 52 agreements worth about $500 million
» 27 February 2020: President's Special Representative for Afghanistan meets with Acting Minister of Transport of Afghanistan
» 26 February 2020: Government of Uzbekistan and OPEC Fund for International Development sign agreement
» 25 February 2020: Uzbek Energy Ministry, WB announce tender for construction of photovoltaic stations
» 24 February 2020: Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Project Grants Program
» 24 February 2020: Uzbekistan, ADB discuss launch of electric vehicle
» 21 February 2020: U.S. Government Donates 600 Sets of Personal Protective Equipment to Uzbekistan
» 21 February 2020: Uzbekistan Airways to sell older aircrafts
» 20 February 2020: $50 million to be allocated for development of private medical organizations in Uzbekistan
» 20 February 2020: Uzbekistan to attract $180 million for creation of data centers
» 19 February 2020: Uzbekistan eyeing Top-50 in Logistics Performance Index
» 19 February 2020: Kyrgyzstan plans to conduct negotiations with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan on Kambar-Ata-1 HPP project
» 18 February 2020: A new strategy for Central Asia
» 18 February 2020: Uzbek leader signs law “On Special Economic Zones”
» 18 February 2020: World Bank explains why Uzbekistan’s GDP growth to be highest in Central Asia
» 14 February 2020: Remarks by Chargé D’Affaires Alan Meltzer
» 14 February 2020: If we fail to expand the aircrafts fleet we will lose the market - Deputy PM
» 14 February 2020: Mississippi State University President, Ambassador of Uzbekistan discuss cooperation
» 14 February 2020: Tashkent to implement investment projects worth $2.8 billion in 2020
» 13 February 2020: Uzbekistan eyes to attract foreign companies for managing its airports
» 13 February 2020: Silk Visa will be launched before 2021 - Deputy PM
» 12 February 2020: IAEA Director General, Uzbek Energy Minister discuss nuke plant project
» 12 February 2020: Gov't to set up five airlines befrore summer of 2021
» 12 February 2020: Regional Director: IFC to contribute to modernization of Uzbekistan’s energy sector
» 11 February 2020: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan to build two joint hydropower plants
» 7 February 2020: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev
» 7 February 2020: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov at a Press Availability
» 7 February 2020: U.S. Congress to lift Jackson-Vanik restrictions for Uzbekistan upon WTO accession
» 7 February 2020: U.S. Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum: Priorities of Uzbekistan and the USA coincide
» 7 February 2020: Uzbekistan to introduce new procedure for state construction control
» 6 February 2020: Tasks defined to increase hydrocarbon production capacity
» 6 February 2020: The experience of international experts to help reforms of the fuel and energy complex
» 6 February 2020: Uzbekistan develops cooperation in the field of nuclear energy with Kazakhstan
» 5 February 2020: United States Strategy for Central Asia 2019-2025: Advancing Sovereignty and Economic Prosperity (Overview)
» 5 February 2020: Epsilon continues construction of Chigil – Mubarek pipeline in Uzbekistan
» 5 February 2020: Problems in foreign trade are analyzed, urgent tasks are defined
» 5 February 2020: This year Uzbekistan will buy by 165% more agromachineries to last year - Uzagrotechsanoatholding chief
» 5 February 2020: Joint Statement on the Ministerial Meeting in the C5+1 Format
» 5 February 2020: United States Strategy for Central Asia: Advancing Sovereignty and Economic Prosperity
» 4 February 2020: US plans to allocate $1 million to Uzbekistan to develop laws on capital market
» 3 February 2020: Ministry of Energy announces call for bids for Surkhandarya PV plant
» 30 January 2020: Uzbekistan supports livestock production
» 30 January 2020: Uzbekistan may involve American company in organization of Asian Games
» 30 January 2020: Uzbekistan, the U.S. develop cooperation in education
» 30 January 2020: Prospects of Uzbekistan's accession to the International Road Federation
» 29 January 2020: Uzbekistan to privatize cotton processing enterprises
» 29 January 2020: Epsilon expanding gas transmission infrastructure in Uzbekistan
» 29 January 2020: Uzbekistan, EU to step up talks on EPCA
» 29 January 2020: Uzbekistan, Afghanistan discuss bilateral ties in Berlin
» 28 January 2020: Uzbek-American company starts operating in Uzbekistan's Karakalpakstan
» 28 January 2020: Uzbekistan and Tajikistan discuss joint construction of Tashkent hydroelectric station
» 28 January 2020: First freight trains pass through Uzbekistan via new multimodal route
» 27 January 2020: The II International Legal Forum Tashkent Law Spring to be held in Uzbek capital
» 27 January 2020: World Bank Continues its Support to Civil Aviation Sector Reform in Uzbekistan
» 25 January 2020: Elyor M. Ganiev, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev is a Minister for Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Prior to this assignment
» 25 January 2020: Turkmenistan reaches new heights in trade with Uzbekistan
» 24 January 2020: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the U.K., Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan
» 24 January 2020: The first three free trade zones to be created in Uzbekistan
» 24 January 2020: Uzbekistan to utilize $23 billion investments in 2020
» 24 January 2020: “We kept our borders closed for 20 years, losing our transit routes” – President
» 24 January 2020: Uzbekistan to carry out large-scale banking reforms
» 24 January 2020: EU and Central Asia: new opportunities to work together for a green future
» 23 January 2020: Republic of Uzbekistan : Technical Assistance Report-Monetary and Financial Statistics Mission (July 17-August 2, 2019)
» 23 January 2020: Uzbek diplomats visit Florida state research centers
» 22 January 2020: Epsilon receives gas inflow at new well in Uzbekistan
» 22 January 2020: Starbucks may soon open in Uzbekistan
» 21 January 2020: Uzbekistan is presented at Winternational in the U.S.
» 21 January 2020: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ready to finance projects for $2.4 billion in Uzbekistan
» 21 January 2020: Uzbekistan’s gov’t resigns to make way for new cabinet
» 20 January 2020: US Department of State requests funds to support agricultural reforms in Uzbekistan
» 17 January 2020: Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Finance signs major agreement with World Bank
» 17 January 2020: Uzbekistan's 2019 international trade in figures
» 17 January 2020: World Bank ready to participate in upgrade of airports in Uzbekistan
» 17 January 2020: President Mirziyoyev, World Bank Vice President Muller agree on development of new WB strategy for Uzbekistan
» 17 January 2020: WB reveals sum allocated for projects in Uzbekistan in 2019
» 17 January 2020: Ministry of Finance, WB, IFC to manage Uzbekistan’s public debt
» 17 January 2020: EBRD appoints new Central Asia managing director to base in Kazakhstan
» 16 January 2020: EBRD sets new investment record in Uzbekistan
» 16 January 2020: EBRD eyes opportunities in Uzbekistan’s financial sector
» 16 January 2020: US Epsilon continues construction of Chigil-Mubarek gas pipeline in Uzbekistan
» 15 January 2020: New mechanisms for working with foreign investors and potential trading partners discussed
» 15 January 2020: USAID/CENTRAL ASIA ENVIRONMENT AND WATER
» 14 January 2020: Uzbekistan to speed up mechanization of cotton picking
» 13 January 2020: Uzbekistan Airways to purchase new Dreamliner
» 10 January 2020: Uzbekistan becomes chairman of OSCE Permanent Council's Economic, Environmental Committee
» 9 January 2020: WB predicts Uzbekistan highest GDP growth in Central Asia
» 9 January 2020: Uzbekistan to hold second tender for Scaling Solar II project
» 9 January 2020: Shavkat Mirziyoyev: This year will be the year of mobilization of the economic complex
» 9 January 2020: EBRD to help Uzbekistan in implementation of major transport project
» 8 January 2020: Uzbekistan to supply over 1 bln USD worth of uranium to Japan
» 8 January 2020: Senior U.S. Diplomat Stresses Washington's Commitment To Cooperation With Central Asia
» 7 January 2020: Innovative technologies to be widely introduced in the construction industry
» 7 January 2020: GMFF Global Group is interested in implementing projects in Uzbekistan
» 4 January 2020: EBRD looking for expansion in Uzbekistan
» 4 January 2020: Changes introduced to the registration of goods imported into the territory of Uzbekistan
» 27 December 2019: Uzbekistan to provide more preferences to foreign investors
» 27 December 2019: Uzbek Foreign Ministry says accession into Eurasian Economic Union beneficial for Uzbekistan
» 26 December 2019: EBRD, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Transport, PPP Development Agency sign agreement
» 26 December 2019: Shavkat Mirziyoyev signs Investments and Investment Activities Bill into Law. Details
» 26 December 2019: EPSILON: Commissioning new gas pipeline and increasing production of hydrocarbons in cooperation with Uzbekneftegaz
» 26 December 2019: A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia. How did I do on my outlook for Central Asia 2019? By Catherine Putz
» 25 December 2019: Uzbekistan sets up structure for co-op with international transport, logistics companies
» 25 December 2019: Atabek Nazirov: Many foreign investors are still afraid to invest in Uzbekistan
» 24 December 2019: Improving Regional Cooperation to Better Manage Disaster Risks in Central Asia
» 23 December 2019: US Secretary of State to visit Uzbekistan
» 23 December 2019: CCI Hosts a Meeting with International Observers from Turkey and the U.S.
» 22 December 2019: Why Uzbekistan is said to be a top travel destination for 2020
» 22 December 2019: An Agreement was Reached on the Development of a Multimodal Route
» 19 December 2019: CCI hosts a meeting with Chairman of American – Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
» 19 December 2019: The Economist Named Uzbekistan as the Country of the Year
» 19 December 2019: Same Interests, New Climate: Assessing the US-Uzbekistan Relationship
» 18 December 2019: Happy Holidays from the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce!
» 17 December 2019: ITFC to Continue Financing Uzbekistan’s Agriculture in Case of Successful Pilot
» 17 December 2019: ADB Helps Uzbekistan Improve Public Schools in Tashkent Through Public–Private Partnership
» 15 December 2019: World Bank to allocate Uzbekistan $50 million for commercialization of scientific developments
» 15 December 2019: Uzbek Senate Approves Law to Protect Investors' Rights in Special Economic Zones
» 13 December 2019: Background Briefing on U.S.-Central Asian Relations
» 12 December 2019: IAEA approves four projects worth 1 million euros for implementation in Uzbekistan
» 12 December 2019: US Air Products and Chemicals company to help Uzbekistan set up carbon dioxide production
» 12 December 2019: Uzbek plant starts selling its shares
» 12 December 2019: A New Effort To Guarantee Private Property In Uzbekistan
» 12 December 2019: Uzbekistan, U.S., Afghanistan hold consultations on regional cooperation
» 11 December 2019: IBRD finances Uzbekistan’s plant modernization
» 11 December 2019: Epsilon lays 45 km of pipes for new gas pipelines in Uzbekistan
» 11 December 2019: Construction of toll roads in Uzbekistan expected since 2021
» 10 December 2019: Fitch affirms Uzbek capital’s credit rating at 'BB-'
» 10 December 2019: S&P affirms ratings of Uzbekistan’s bank at 'B-/B’
» 10 December 2019: Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Tobacco to produce cigarettes with Philip Morris Int'l
» 10 December 2019: USAID COMPETITIVENESS, TRADE AND JOBS ACTIVITY IN CENTRAL ASIA
» 10 December 2019: Regional Cooperation Key to Stability: President Ghani
» 9 December 2019: Epsilon expands gas pipeline infrastructure in Uzbekistan
» 7 December 2019: Uzbekistan's Neftegazinvest buys bearings via tender
» 7 December 2019: Hollywood’s analogue Cinema City Sollywood to be built in Samarkand
» 6 December 2019: EPSILON receives industrial inflow of gas at Tallimarjan-6 well (Video)
» 6 December 2019: Tax authority to pay penalties for each overdue day of tax refund
» 6 December 2019: Uzbekistan - Afghanistan: promising issues of cooperation discussed
» 5 December 2019: Uzbekistan could turn down Novaport's airport modernization offer
» 5 December 2019: Is This Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment? On November 29, Central Asia re-emerged as a world region.
» 4 December 2019: EBRD provides loan to Uzbek manufacturer of disposable medical goods
» 4 December 2019: Uzbekistan, ADB discuss launch of new projects
» 4 December 2019: EBRD to improve Uzbekistan’s attractiveness as investment destination
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