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WB: How to create more jobs and reduce poverty in Uzbekistan: Focus on the agri-food sector

www.uzdaily.com/en
22 October 2020
In Uzbekistan, the agri-food sector, containing of agriculture, food and light industries (textile, garment, apparel, and leather industry), plays a vital role in the domestic economy. In 2019, it was the largest contributor to GDP (41 percent) and producer of export revenue (19 percent), the World Bank reported. Today, agriculture alone generates 28 percent of GDP and employs more people than any other industry—27 percent of the entire labor force, or over 3. |read|

Uzbekistan to establish Export Support Fund

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22 October 2020
The organization will also provide guarantees for bank loans allocated for pre-export financing, including working capital, in the amount of up to 50% of the loan amount, but not more than $770 thousand. Uzbekistan`s export will be strengthened, as President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on October 21 signed a decree to establish Export Support Fund. The new structure, as expected, will support exporting companies until January 1, 2022. |read|

Uzbekistan: UNDP delivers ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients in Karakalpakstan

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22 October 2020
On October 21, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) delivered four ICU ventilators to the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, procured with $200,000 funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation. This vital equipment will provide care and treatment to COVID-19 patients in the Karakalpakstan region. Soon after COVID-19 appeared in Uzbekistan, the Coca-Cola Foundation allocated a grant of $200,000 to be used in providing ventilators and other medical equipment, as part of humanitarian relief efforts. |read|

How the EBRD and CIF are driving investment in Kazakh renewables

www.ebrd.com/home
22 October 2020
Rapid economic growth in Kazakhstan has brought a sharp upswing in electricity demand and usage. Per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) increased from below US $ 6,000 in the mid-1990s to over US$ 27,000 in 2019 and the country looked on course to meet its mounting resource demands by harnessing the coal resources in the North East. In recent years, however, Kazakhstan has moved rapidly to achieve the goals for renewable energy development set out in the National Concept for Transition to a Green Economy (GET). |read|

Over 3 trillion soums of subsidies planned to support entrepreneurship

www.uzdaily.com/en
21 October 2020
Under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a video conference was held to discuss the parameters of the state budget for 2021. At the meeting, the head of state stressed that when planning the budget for next year, one should take into account the ongoing pandemic and the decline in economic activity at the global level. To ensure macroeconomic stability, it is required to achieve economic growth of at least 5. |read|

President of Uzbekistan receives a US delegation

www.uzdaily.com/en
20 October 2020
On 20 October, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the commander of the Central Command of the United States of America, General Kenneth Mackenzie, who arrived in Uzbekistan on a working visit. During the conversation, topical issues of Uzbek-American relations and the regional agenda were discussed. Particular attention is paid to countering global challenges and threats to security and stability. |read|

Export of confectionery products increase in Uzbekistan for 9M2020

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20 October 2020
From January through September 2020, Uzbekistan has exported confectionery products for $4.1 million, Trend reports referring to the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan. For 9M2020, 4,058 tons of confectionery products in the amount of $4. |read|

'First' Paper Mill in Country Opens in Kabul

tolonews.com/
19 October 2020
The companies and individuals who collect wastepaper for the factory say it has created a good market for the wastepaper. A paper mill--reportedly the first in the country-- has begun operations in the Pul-e-Charkhi industrial park in Kabul and has an initial production capacity of 120 metric tons a day, its owners at Bahir Factories claim. There is limited access to raw material for the paper mill, so it fills the gap by collecting 15 to 20 metric tons of wastepaper a day to recycle it in the mill, according to its officials. |read|

USAID Raises the Profile of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters

www.usaid.gov/
19 October 2020
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 19, 2020 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has published a detailed Directory of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters(link is external) to provide key information on growers to potential buyers around the world. |read|

USAID Completes Dignity and Rights Program in Uzbekistan

www.usaid.gov/
16 October 2020
Today, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated five years of achievement through the USAID-funded Dignity and Rights program in Uzbekistan. The program was implemented by the International Organization for Migration and the National Human Rights Center of Uzbekistan. The Dignity and Rights program supported the Government of Uzbekistan and the country’s civil society sector to raise awareness about human trafficking with a focus on increasing citizens’ and migrants’ knowledge about their labor and human rights. |read|

EBRD and We-Fi spur innovation at woman-led private school in Uzbekistan

www.ebrd.com/home
15 October 2020
Istiqbol Zamon Bolalari, which translates as ‘Children of the Future’, is one of the leading preschool and secondary education providers in the city of Namangan in eastern Uzbekistan. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Matlyuba Madaminova, its founder and director, introduced online learning, enabling the school to remain functional during the lockdown. The Covid-19 crisis has caused serious disruption to the education sector around the world and Uzbekistan is no exception. |read|

RF - Ipak Yuli Bank

www.ebrd.com/home
15 October 2020
Location: Uzbekistan Project number: 52198 Business sector: Financial institutions Notice type: Private Environmental category: FI Approval date: |read|

Uzbekistan intends to exempt several products from VAT

www.uzdaily.com/en
15 October 2020
Uzbekistan plans to exempt VAT on imports and sales of cooking oil, meat and potatoes. The draft bill has been initiated by a group of legislators on the amendment to the present Tax Code. According to the bill, the import and trade of sugar, its raw products will be exempted from value-added tax from October 15, 2020 to January 1, 2021. |read|

USAID/Uzbekistan Judicial System Strengthening Activity

www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
14 October 2020
USAID Grant Opportunity October 14, 2020 The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Uzbekistan, is seeking input from interested organizations, individuals and potential offerors who may provide comments, input, opinions and recommendations in response to the proposed questions outlined in this Request for Information (RFI). |read|

IMF: Economy of Uzbekistan to grow by 0.7% in 2020

www.uzdaily.com/en
14 October 2020
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has updated its forecast for GDP growth in Uzbekistan for 2020 and 2021. This was stated in the October report of the World Economic Outlook Foundation. According to the report, the growth of the economy of Uzbekistan in 2020 will be 0. |read|

First Domestic Goods Expo Held Since Pandemic Restrictions Lifted

tolonews.com/
14 October 2020
With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, the first domestic products exhibition was held in Kabul on Wednesday, with early 200 companies from 26 provinces exhibiting various products. Exhibitors stated that due to political unrest and rising insecurity, their working conditions have not yet returned to normal. “Corona was a big challenge that fortunately passed, and this is the first exhibition held after the widespread pandemic that women participated in as well,” said Shogofa Sadat, a participant. |read|

U.S. Embassy Announces First Virtual EducationUSA Fair Open for Registration

uz.usembassy.gov/
14 October 2020
Registration for the First EducationUSA Central Asia Virtual Fair is now open. This year’s event will take place completely online on October 17, 2020 from 15:00-19:00 Tashkent time. More than 60 accredited US Higher Education Institutions will take part in this event. |read|

The number of enterprises with foreign capital increases

www.uzdaily.com/en
13 October 2020
As of 1 October 2020, the number of newly created enterprises and organizations with the participation of foreign capital in the republic amounted to 1237 units. According to the State Committee on Statistics, as of 1 October 2020, the number of enterprises and organizations registered in the republic is 11.9 thousand, of which 11. |read|

Fitch expects Uzbekistan to be among few sovereigns to avoid economic contraction in 2020

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10 October 2020
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Uzbekistan's Long-Term Foreign-Currency (LTFC) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BB-' with a Stable Outlook. Uzbekistan's ratings balance a robust sovereign balance sheet, low government debt and a record of high growth relative to rated peers against high commodity dependence, high inflation and structural weaknesses in terms of low GDP per capita and weak institutional and governance levels relative to rated peers. The resilience of Uzbekistan's ratings to the global pandemic reflects the sovereign's robust external and fiscal buffers, access to external financing and a diversified commodity export base. |read|

United States Delivers Additional Life-Saving Supplies to Uzbekistan in Response to COVID-19

www.usaid.gov/
9 October 2020
The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uzbekistan delivered medical supplies valued at $2.23 million to support Uzbekistan’s COVID-19 response. The materials are expected to significantly strengthen the nation’s capacity to safely and quickly test for COVID-19. |read|

Joint Statement on Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – United States of America Trilateral Meeting

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9 October 2020
Media Note The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan on the occasion of the inaugural Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – United States of America Trilateral Meeting. Begin Text: |read|

Investing in people crucial to economic recovery in Central Asia, World Bank says

www.timesca.com/
8 October 2020
Central Asian economies are on course to contract by 1.7 percent this year, a sharp reversal from the 4.9 percent growth in 2019, says the latest edition of the World Bank Economic Update for the Europe and Central Asia region released on October 7. |read|

Uzbekistan supports Turkmenistan in establishing international co-op in transport sector

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8 October 2020
Uzbekistan supports Turkmenistan's initiatives to establish international partnership in the transport sector, Trend reports with reference to "Turkmenistan: Zolotoy Vek" (Turkmenistan: Golden Age). This was said during a videoconference of the first meeting of Turkmen-Uzbek Business Council. The countries cooperate in a number of areas, one of which is logistics. |read|

Regulation on the Government Commission for the Development of Export and Investment approved

www.uzdaily.com/en
7 October 2020
The Regulation on the Government Commission on the Development of Export and Investment was approved by the Government resolution. In accordance with the Regulation, the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Foreign Economic Relations - Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade is the chairman of the Government Commission. The main tasks of the commission are as follows: |read|

Uzbekistan intends to regulate legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons by a single law

uzreport.news/
7 October 2020
The plenary session of the Legislative Chamber discussed the bill "On the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Republic of Uzbekistan". No law regulates the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in Uzbekistan today. Issues in this area are mainly regulated by outdated laws adopted in 1990-2000. |read|

Gazprom completely stopped buying gas in Uzbekistan

www.uzdaily.com/en
7 October 2020
Gazprom has stopped buying natural gas in Uzbekistan since the beginning of 2020 (at least until the end of June), according to the memorandum of a new issue of Gazprom’s Eurobonds, based on data for the first 6 months of 2020, INTERFAX reported. Meanwhile, in 2019, Gazprom bought 7.6 billion cubic meters of gas in Uzbekistan (including 3. |read|

US to help in setting up startups in Central Asia

www.timesca.com/
7 October 2020
The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a new initiative, “Central Asia: Region Full of Opportunities” that will be implemented by MOST Business Incubator, with the support of USAID’s Future Growth Initiative, the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan said on October 6. |read|

COVID-19: IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries by six months

www.thecable.ng/
6 October 2020
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a six-month extension of the debt service relief granted to 28 low-income countries. This follows a six-month debt relief granted to 25 countries in April under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT). The benefitting countries are Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, the Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo and Yemen. |read|

FIF - CA WiB Programme - Ipoteka Bank

www.ebrd.com/home
2 October 2020
Location: Uzbekistan Project number: 51910 Business sector: Financial institutions Notice type: Private Environmental category: FI Approval date: |read|

FIF - Ipoteka Bank MSME Senior Loan III

www.ebrd.com/home
2 October 2020
Location: Uzbekistan Project number: 52285 Business sector: Financial institutions Notice type: Private Environmental category: FI Approval date: |read|

IFC Continues to Support Private Sector Development in Uzbekistan

www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/home
2 October 2020
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, kept supporting private sector growth in Uzbekistan throughout the past year, helping to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, while sustaining the economy and protecting jobs. IFC Director for Europe and Central Asia Wiebke Schloemer held a series of virtual meetings at the end of September with the leadership of ministries, state agencies, Central Bank of Uzbekistan and IFC client banks to discuss how IFC can continue to support Uzbekistan as it embarks on ambitious economic reforms. IFC Regional Manager for Central Asia Cassandra Colbert; IFC Senior Country Officer in Uzbekistan Zafar Khashimov; and heads of IFC’s industry and advisory teams also joined a virtual mission. |read|

Germany to Provide €240M to Afghanistan

tolonews.com/
2 October 2020
With this new assistance, Germany thus fulfilled its pledge at the 2016 Brussels Conference, where it committed to provide up to EUR 430 million per year The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has committed to invest an overall amount of about AFN 21.3 billion (EUR 240 million) for financial and technical cooperation in 2020, said a statement from the German ministry. |read|

IFC Continues to Support Private Sector Development in Uzbekistan

www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/home
2 October 2020
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, kept supporting private sector growth in Uzbekistan throughout the past year, helping to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, while sustaining the economy and protecting jobs. IFC Director for Europe and Central Asia Wiebke Schloemer held a series of virtual meetings at the end of September with the leadership of ministries, state agencies, Central Bank of Uzbekistan and IFC client banks to discuss how IFC can continue to support Uzbekistan as it embarks on ambitious economic reforms. IFC Regional Manager for Central Asia Cassandra Colbert; IFC Senior Country Officer in Uzbekistan Zafar Khashimov; and heads of IFC’s industry and advisory teams also joined a virtual mission. |read|

USAID Announces Launch of Bilateral Uzbekistan Mission

www.usaid.gov/
1 October 2020
October 1, Tashkent, Uzbekistan — Today, the United States Government announced the launch of a bilateral U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission to Uzbekistan. |read|

EBRD: Uzbekistan’s economy will grow 4.5% in 2021

www.uzdaily.com/en
1 October 2020
In 2021, Uzbekistan’s economy will grow by 4.5% due to the recovery of exports and domestic demand, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said in a report. “Economic growth in Uzbekistan slowed to 0. |read|

Kazakhstan: Fugitive Methane Emissions and Carbon Intensity Reduction Program

www.ebrd.com/home
1 October 2020
Location: Kazakhstan Business sector: Sustainable Resources and Climate Change Funding source: EBSF - EBRD Shareholder Special Fund Contract type: |read|

A meeting of the Uzbek-Tajik Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation takes place in Dushanbe

www.uzdaily.com/en
1 October 2020
On 29 September 2020, the 7th meeting of the Uzbek-Tajik Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation. The meeting was also attended by the heads of the relevant ministries, departments, industry associations, joint stock companies and business associations of the two countries. During the event, the parties thoroughly discussed the current state and further expansion of bilateral cooperation in investment, trade, financial and banking, scientific and educational, tourism, cultural and humanitarian spheres. |read|

IMF projects moderate economic growth in Uzbekistan

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30 September 2020
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides support to Uzbekistan's economy through a variety of channels including policy advice, technical advice, and financing, IMF Mission Chief for Uzbekistan Ron van Rooden told Trend. The IMF provided Uzbekistan with about $375 million in financing under its Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) and Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) in May of this year. "While the economy is projected to gradually recover as the COVID-19 pandemic abates, uncertainty and risks remain large, the IMF will continue to work with the authorities, and with Uzbekistan's other external partners, and stands ready to support Uzbekistan with policy advice, technical assistance, and financial assistance if needed," said IMF Mission Chief. |read|

EBRD pledges US$ 40 million in support of Uzbek SMEs

www.ebrd.com/home
30 September 2020
EBRD financing package of US$ 40 million to Ipoteka Bank Funds to support domestic SMEs and women entrepreneurs Commercialisation of leading financial institution |read|

Uzbekistan: NWP-1: Development Of GIS And Hydraulic Models

www.ebrd.com/home
30 September 2020
Project Name: Namangan Water EBRD Project ID: 49359 Country: Uzbekistan Client Name: The Republic of Uzbekistan with the State Agency "Kommunhizmat" under the Ministry of Communal and Housing Services of the Republic of Uzbekistan being the Project Implementing Agency |read|

We Must Pay Attention To Uzbekistan, The Big Hope For Stability In Central Asia

www.forbes.com
30 September 2020
Should we be concerned with the fate of Uzbekistan, a landlocked country forgotten by the world in recent decades, overshadowed by great powers such as Russia and China, until recently utterly isolated and beset by crushing environmental and economic hardships? The answer is emphatically yes - we must be concerned for multiple reasons. It borders Afghanistan and can influence that country and the region's stability. |read|

ADB Approves $110 Million Grant to Enhance Power Supply in Afghanistan

www.adb.org/
30 September 2020
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (30 September 2020) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a $110 million grant to boost power supply and strengthen Afghanistan’s energy sector by improving its sustainability and promoting cross-border trade in energy. The project will help address Afghanistan’s chronic power shortage by immediately doubling the volume of power imports and ensuring long-term cost-competitive electricity supply. |read|

RF - UzPSB UZS Loan

www.ebrd.com/home
29 September 2020
Location: Uzbekistan Project number: 52264 Business sector: Financial institutions Notice type: Private Environmental category: FI Approval date: |read|

USAID Supports Improved Water Management in Turkmenistan

www.usaid.gov/
29 September 2020
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, September 29, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Smart Waters program, implemented by the Central Asia Regional Environmental Center (CAREC), handed over fourteen units of automated water flow measuring equipment to the State Committee on Water Management. |read|

World Bank announces $12bn plan for poor countries to buy Covid vaccines

www.theguardian.com/us
29 September 2020
Initiative aims to ensure low-income countries are not frozen out by rich nations The World Bank has announced plans for a bn (9.3bn) initiative that will allow poor countries to purchase Covid-19 vaccines to treat up to 2 billion people as soon as effective drugs become available. |read|

World Bank: $100 Million to Stabilize Afghanistan’s Financial Sector and Spur Economic Recovery

www.worldbank.org/
28 September 2020
Washington, September 28, 2020—The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $100 million grant to help Afghanistan stabilize its financial sector and support small enterprises as the country strives to spur its recovery from COVID-19. Funded by the International Development Association the Strengthening Afghanistan’s Financial Intermediation (SAFI) project, will enhance capacity of Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), for financial system regulation and supervision, including by strengthening deposit insurance, financial infrastructure (e. |read|

Education for Excellence

www.usaid.gov/
25 September 2020
Working towards an education system that produces graduates with the skills to succeed. The Government of Uzbekistan Ministry of Public Education is committed to an ambitious program of systematic and comprehensive reforms. Uzbekistan is working to create an education system that can produce graduates with the critical thinking, problem solving, and practical skills that will enable them to succeed. |read|

Uzbekistan eyes to integrate into global economic, transport and transit corridors

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24 September 2020
Uzbekistan proposes to establish a Regional Center for the Development of Transport and Communications under the auspices of the United Nations, Trend reports with reference to the speech of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The General Assembly for the first time in the history of the United Nations was held in an online video conferencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. |read|

Uzbekistan leads in foreign direct investment sector

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24 September 2020
Uzbekistan has significantly fewer regulatory restrictions on foreign investors' activities compared to other Central Asian countries, Trend reports with reference to uzdaily.uz. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov took part in the regional webinar of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the topic "Enhancing the legal environment for entrepreneurship in Central Asian countries". |read|

Uzbekistan may begin to export beans, nuts and dried fruits to US

www.uzdaily.com/en
24 September 2020
Uzbekistan may soon start to export beans, nuts and dried fruits to the United States of America (USA). According to the US Embassy in Uzbekistan, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) concluded its evaluation of Uzbekistan’s agricultural products. The embassy said quoting APHIS Trade Director Prakesh Hebbar that USDA will issue permits to Uzbekistan to export beans, mung beans, chickpeas, almonds, walnuts, raisins, dried apricots, prunes, and dried figs to the United States. |read|

Uzbekistan 2.0 reforms making good progress

www.intellinews.com/
23 September 2020
Uzbekistan has been in a rush to put through a comprehensive package of reforms ever since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took over in December 2016. And nearly four years on, the government is still working at top speed, but now it is starting to have something to show for all that effort. The largest and most populous country in Central Asia, Uzbekistan should have reclaimed its place as the most important country in the region that it held in the days of Emperor Tamerlane. |read|

The United States and Afghanistan Sign Renewable Energy Deal

www.usaid.gov/
23 September 2020
Kabul, Afghanistan – Today, the Afghanistan Government signed agreements with Independent Power Producers to support four renewable energy projects to increase access to reliable and affordable electricity for Afghans. The signing event was hosted by the President of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani. “Congratulations to everyone who made this happen. |read|

Uzbekistan President Proposes Establishment of a Permanent UN Committee on Afghanistan

www.prnewswire.com/
23 September 2020
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, today called on the United Nations General Assembly to create a Permanent UN Committee on Afghanistan to coordinate peace efforts and to facilitate a lasting political settlement in the country. In a precedent-setting move, President Mirziyoyev delivered his address to the General Assembly's opening session in Uzbek, the first time Uzbekistan's national language has been used in the UN. |read|

IMF: Economic growth in Uzbekistan to be positive due to growth in construction sector

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22 September 2020
Provided the pandemic gradually abates in 2021, economic growth is expected to pick up to about five percent in 2021, Trend reports with reference to the International Monetary Fund. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Assistant Director in the International Monetary Fund's European Department and current mission chief for Ukraine Mr. Ron van Rooden, conducted a virtual staff visit to Uzbekistan during to discuss economic developments and policies. |read|

IMF Staff Concludes Virtual Visit to Uzbekistan

www.imf.org/external/index.htm
21 September 2020
End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. This mission will not result in a Board discussion. |read|

Tajikistan, Uzbekistan consider ways to broaden transport cooperation

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21 September 2020
Minister of Transport of Tajikistan Azim Ibrohim met with the delegation of Uzbekistan led by First Deputy Minister of Transport Ilhom Mahkamov. Bilateral cooperation in transportation was in focus of discussions. The sides exchanged views on further expansion of this cooperation, the Ministry of Transport of Tajikistan said. |read|

ADB to Provide $100M for COVID-19 Response in Afghanistan

tolonews.com/
19 September 2020
ADB officials said the aid will be provided under the bank’s programs to overcome the economic impacts of COVID-19 on small and mid-size enterprises. Asian Development Bank (ADB) is working on a plan to provide $100 million to Afghanistan to overcome the financial impacts of COVID-19 on small and mid-size enterprises. According to data by the Public Health Ministry, 108,193 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 4,906 known active COVID-19 cases in the country. |read|

From Collective Trauma to Collective Healing: How to Self-Care Despite Adversity

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ln3TQrfiU8&t=236s
13 September 2020
From Collective Trauma to Collective Healing: How to Self-Care Despite Adversity 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST Thursday September 10, 2020 The event is part of the series initiated by the Mental Health Task Force under the DC Mayor’s Commission on the Asian and Pacific Islanders Community Development. |read|

2020 Investment Climate Statements: Uzbekistan

www.state.gov/
10 September 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With over 34 million citizens – the largest population in Central Asia, rich reserves of natural resources, and relatively well-developed infrastructure, Uzbekistan has the potential to become one of the strongest economies in the post-Soviet area. Uzbekistan has demonstrated stable economic development in recent years, reporting 5. |read|

USAID Rehabilitates Yomonjar Canal to Improve Water Management

www.usaid.gov/
10 September 2020
September 10, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum, together with the Minister of Water Resources, Shavkat Khamraev, opened a virtual event in Tashkent to celebrate the renovation of the Yomonjar irrigation system in Bukhara province. |read|

Nike, Adidas plan to launch sneaker production in Uzbekistan

en.trend.az/
10 September 2020
Leather raw materials will be sent to Uzbekistan for further processing and production of finished products with high added value, Trend reports citing review.uz information and analytical portal. "There is an agreement with leading companies Nike and Adidas to enter our market. |read|

Prime Ministers of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan to discuss opening of borders, electricity and gas supplies

akipress.com/
10 September 2020
The next meeting of the Uzbek-Tajik intergovernmental commission for commercial, economic, socio-cultural cooperation is scheduled for September 28-29 in Dushanbe, Asia-Plus reported with reference to a source in the government of Tajikistan. The Prime Ministers of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are co-chairs of the intergovernmental commission. The countries will discuss opening of the borders, which remain closed since March due to coronavirus outbreak, and resumption of flights. |read|

Uzbekistan’s state hydropower company takes $60 million ADB loan for construction of three hydropower plants

www.timesca.com/
9 September 2020
JSC Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbekistan's state hydropower producer and developer, on September 8 announced it has signed a 25-year loan agreement, worth $60 million, with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The loan will support implementation of Uzbekistan's ambitious national energy strategy to generate a quarter of all electricity from renewable sources by 2030, including 3.8 GW of hydro energy. |read|

Understanding what it means to ‘go home’ for Afghan refugee returnees

blogs.worldbank.org/
9 September 2020
When a 25-year old returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan five years ago, he found himself living a life of hardship. He is the sole breadwinner of his seven-member family. His life in Pakistan was different. |read|

International Investment Bank to attract investors to Uzbekistan

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8 September 2020
Wood & Company International Investment Bank discussed the attraction of investors to the new emerging markets of Europe and Eurasia, as well as the issues of economic development of countries such as Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, Croatia and Uzbekistan, Trend reports with reference to Dunyo information agency. The issue was discussed by the Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Uzbekistan Sodiq Safoyev, Director of the Agency for Capital Market Development Atabek Nazirov, Acting Chairman of the Board of the investment company UzAssets Akram Mukhamatkulov and Ambassador Said Rustamov with the Wood & Company's representatives. Representatives of the Senate and the Embassy of Uzbekistan informed the participants of online meeting about the large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan in recent years, primarily in the field of economic liberalization, increasing the country's investment attractiveness, expanding trade, economic and investment ties with the states of Central Asia and other regions. |read|

Foreign entrepreneurs to be entered into a single database

www.uzdaily.com/en
7 September 2020
The Cabinet of Ministers adopted a resolution “On measures to further improve the mechanisms for collecting, processing and storing information on foreign legal entities operating on the basis of a representative office, branch or permanent establishment and individuals engaged in entrepreneurial activities.” To create a single centralized information source about foreign legal entities and individuals engaged in entrepreneurial activities, as well as to ensure electronic interagency interaction in the provision of public services, the following were approved: |read|

Uzbek confectionery manufacturer to enter US market

en.trend.az/
7 September 2020
Crafers confectionery manufacturer in Uzbekistan plans to sell products in 50 US states, Trend reports referring to Crafers press release. The company chose A-Com Global Logistics of NY as its logistics partner and Eats and Treats International as its exclusive North American importer. A-Com Global Logistics of NY is a leading provider of logistics and freight forwarding services involved in bilateral trade between the US and Uzbekistan. |read|

RF - Asaka Bank

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7 September 2020
Location: Uzbekistan Project number: 52238 Business sector: Financial institutions Notice type: Private Environmental category: FI Approval date: |read|

Herat Rice Production Up 25% This Year: Officials

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7 September 2020
Herat’s rice fields are located mostly along the Harirod river which passes through Herat’s Anjel, Woba, Guzra, and Pashtun Zarghon districts. Rice production has increased by 25 percent in Herat province and farmers are expected to harvest over 60,000 metric tons, the Herat Agriculture Department said on Monday. A number of farmers in the province have said that sufficient water and reduced pest problems are among the two key factors which have helped the farmers harvest a good crop. |read|

Afghanistan may serve as land-bridge to Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf for Uzbekistan

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7 September 2020
Afghanistan is not only a market for Uzbek products, but it can also serve as a land-bridge between Central Asia and South Asia, namely connecting with India and Pakistan, a researcher at Center on International Cooperation-NYU, Said Sabir Ibrahimi told Trend in an interview. "Under President Ashraf Ghani and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the two countries are adamant about regional economic connectivity. As landlocked countries, they both need it," said Ibrahimi. |read|

Issue of restoring operation of Central Asian Unified Energy System under consideration OIL&GAS

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4 September 2020
The issue of restoring the parallel operation of the Unified Energy System by the Tajik side with neighboring countries, namely, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, is being considered, the Kazakh Ministry of Energy told Trend on Sept. 4. The Unified Energy System of Central Asia was formed during the USSR period as a single energy complex of a big economic region. |read|

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan enhance trade, economic and transport cooperation

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4 September 2020
On 3 September, online talks were held between the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Erkin Asrandiev. The parties considered the prospects for expanding the investment, trade, transport and logistics partnership between the two states and outlined specific goals of mutually beneficial cooperation. Views were exchanged on further measures to intensify investment cooperation and deepen industrial cooperation, as a result of which the parties came to an agreement to jointly develop and approve the roadmap to enhance and deepen cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in industrial cooperation. |read|

Uzbekistan, US discuss issues of bilateral and regional cooperation in the field of investment and trade

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3 September 2020
On 2 September 2020, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum. During the meeting, the sides discussed the possibilities of expanding the economic partnership of the two countries by strengthening cooperation in the investment and trade spheres, as well as enhancing interaction within the framework of the implementation of joint initiatives of regional significance. Separately, current issues related to the activities of American companies in Uzbekistan and promising mechanisms for further cooperation in attracting large industrial groups and transnational holdings to the implementation of investment projects in the Republic were considered. |read|

U.S. Provides Ventilators to Help Uzbekistan Battle COVID-19

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3 September 2020
The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated 200 ventilators to Uzbekistan to assist its fight against COVID-19. |read|

Uzbekistan Airways resumes regular international flights

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3 September 2020
Uzbekistan Airways JSC will gradually resume flights on a regular basis to Dubai, Frankfurt, Almaty, Bishkek, Istanbul, Trend reports via Uzbekistan Airways. Flights from/to Uzbekistan on a regular basis will be resumed in the following directions: Tashkent-Dubai-Tashkent -- once a week from September 4 on Fridays |read|

Negotiations Needed: USAID Introduces Mediation in Uzbekistan

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3 September 2020
Sayyora and Masud were a Tashkent couple undergoing a difficult divorce. Money, assets and real estate were at stake, but these concerns were second to their worries about how their children would react to the divorce. Knowing that going to court would have painful repercussions for their family, they instead turned to a professional mediator, Ms. |read|

Uzbekistan simplifies currency transactions policy

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3 September 2020
A unified procedure for conducting foreign exchange transactions by unifying the norms of bylaws in the field of foreign exchange regulation will be determined, Trend reports citing Norma information and legal portal. The procedure of maintenance by commercial banks of accounts of residents and non-residents in a foreign currency will be regulated, as well as carrying out transactions for the purchase, and sale of foreign currency by economic entities in the domestic foreign exchange market. The rules will be abolished, according to which individuals were required to provide a copy of their passport to carry out a foreign exchange transaction, and the presence of a mandatory reserve of funds on the client's accounts, as well as the norms that required unnecessary spending of time and documents when carrying out foreign exchange transactions with bank clients. |read|

Multi-modal TVET delivery during COVID-19: Expanding access to continued learning in Afghanistan

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2 September 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health, economic and social shock. In Afghanistan, this has affected all facets of modern life, including shutting down education institutions across the country in mid-March. |read|

Afghanistan Signs Agreements to Construct Hospitals, Procure Medical Supplies Financed by ADB

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2 September 2020
Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani today witnessed the signing of three agreements totaling $23.95 million financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to construct hospitals and procure essential medical supplies to support Afghanistan’s national health system response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The agreements were signed by the Acting Minister of Public Health Ahmad Jawad Osmani and representatives of the Housing Construction Corporation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO) at a ceremony in Kabul attended by President Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, Second Vice President Sarwar Danish, Deputy Minister of Finance and ADB Alternate Governor Abdul Habib Zadran, and other senior government officials. |read|

PDAS Thompson’s Remarks For The Embassy of Uzbekistan’s Virtual Independence Day Celebration

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1 September 2020
Thank you very much, and good morning, Ambassador Vakhabov. It’s probably an understatement to say the world has changed since last year’s Independence Day celebration. Thank you, Ambassador Vakhabov, for bringing us together today, and for bringing Uzbekistan’s famous hospitality online. |read|

ADB Approves $274 Million Loan to Upgrade Roads Vital to Uzbekistan's Regional Connectivity

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1 September 2020
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a $274.2 million loan to reconstruct 240 kilometers (km) of highway in the western part of Uzbekistan and improve safety at key sections of the country’s national road network to expand regional trade and road transport connectivity. “As a double-landlocked country, Uzbekistan has made regional connectivity the centerpiece of its transport policy,” said ADB Senior Transport Specialist Pawan Karki. |read|
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