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The Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Goes Online

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2 November 2020
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will virtually host the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia, on November 16 – 20, 2020. |read|

Uzbek oil refinery opens tender for design and construction

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2 November 2020
Fergana Oil Refinery LLC has announced a tender for the design, supply of equipment, and construction within the framework of the project for the modernization and reconstruction of the Fergana Oil Refinery. The cost of the tender documentation amounts to $1,000. The participant of the competitive bidding within three working days from the date of receipt of this bidding documentation must confirm in writing about its participation or refusal to participate in the competitive bidding. |read|

RF - Davr Bank

www.ebrd.com/home
2 November 2020
Location: Uzbekistan Project number: 51689 Business sector: Financial institutions Notice type: Private Environmental category: FI Approval date: |read|

Uzbekistan to develop transport, logistics sector for Central Asian countries under UN special program

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2 November 2020
Uzbekistan will create a center for the development of transport and communication relations for Central Asian countries within the framework of the UN Special Program, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Investment and foreign trade of Uzbekistan. The transport and logistics sector for the countries of Central Asia is a strategic direction of development from a political, economic, and geographic point of view. Global and regional quarantine restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the temporary closure of key transport corridors used to transport goods. |read|

India provides US$ 1 billion line of credit for priority developmental projects in Central Asia

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2 November 2020
The 2nd meeting of the India-Central Asia Dialogue was held in the digital video-conference format on 28 October 2020, under the chairmanship of the External Affairs Minister of India. Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan as well as First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic participated in the meeting. Acting Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan attended the meeting as a special invitee. |read|

Arghandiwal Vows Reshuffle in Finance Ministry

tolonews.com/
31 October 2020
Arghandiwal said systematic reforms will be implemented in the Ministry of Finance to ensure that all incomes are transferred to the state treasury. Acting Minsiter of Finance Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal on Saturday said all posts that were previously occupied by individuals who were appointed based on relations will be re-announced soon. He said that systematic reforms will be implemented in the Ministry of Finance to ensure that all incomes are transferred to the state treasury. |read|

TBC Uzbekistan Equity

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30 October 2020
Project Number: 41848 Country: Uzbekistan Environmental Category: FI-2 Department: Regional Industry - FIG - ECA Sector: Commercial Banking - SME Finance |read|

Joint Statement from the United States and Uzbekistan on Women, Peace, and Security

www.state.gov/
30 October 2020
The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Uzbekistan on the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. Begin text: The United States and Uzbekistan marked the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 by reaffirming the growing partnership to empower the women of Uzbekistan through the development and implementation of an Uzbekistan National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security. |read|

ADB Provides $18M to Afghan Agriculture Sector

tolonews.com/
30 October 2020
The additional financing for Panj–Amu River Basin Sector Project will improve access to water, ADB says. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an $18.28 million grant as additional financing for a project that aims to enhance agricultural productivity in northeast Afghanistan. |read|

Airport Almaty

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30 October 2020
Project Number: 43007 Country: Kazakhstan Environmental Category: B Department: Regional Industry - INF ECA Sector: Other Support Activities for Transportation (Grain Terminals, Cargo Terminals, Airport Operations) |read|

The United States and Uzbekistan Join Forces to Strengthen the Quality of Locally Produced Pharmaceuticals

www.usaid.gov/
29 October 2020
Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Uzbekistan, through the Ministry of Health Agency on Development of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Pharm Agency) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the "Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus" program in Uzbekistan. |read|

Uzbekistan to Modernize its National Innovation System with Support from the World Bank

www.worldbank.org/
28 October 2020
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a financing package of $50 million for the implementation of the Modernizing National Innovation System Project in Uzbekistan. Boosting innovation and research has become ever more important given the new wave of digitalization and automation that is rapidly altering economies around the world. Uzbekistan aims to foster innovation as a driver of economic growth and, join the top 50 countries in the Global Innovation Index by 2030 – an ambition that has acquired even greater importance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. |read|

Helping Communities Displaced by the Sardoba Reservoir Flood in Uzbekistan

www.usaid.gov/
28 October 2020
On May 1, 2020, Uzbekistan’s Sardoba Reservoir Dam burst, causing the Sirdaryo River to flood downstream communities and villages. Widespread flooding damaged and destroyed homes, and disrupted the livelihoods of 60,450 people in 22 communities within the Sardoba, Akaltyn, and Mirzaabad districts. Six lives were lost in an instant. |read|

USAID Raises the Profile of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters

www.usaid.gov/
27 October 2020
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has published a detailed Directory of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters to provide key information on local producers to potential buyers around the world, in order to help Central Asian agricultural products reach new markets. |read|

Uzbek Reconstruction and Development Fund to support creation of Export Support Fund

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26 October 2020
Uzbekistan Reconstruction and Development Fund will allocate $100 million to form a resource base and start functioning of the Export Support Fund in Uzbekistan, Trend reports citing the decree of Uzbekistan's president. The State Entrepreneurship Support Fund (SESF) will provide exporters with compensation for loans for pre-export financing in the amount of up to 50 percent until January 1, 2022. It can be working capital regardless of the interest rate and the size of loans set by banks. |read|

EBRD, AIIB, ICBC and GCF provide US$ 95.3 million for wind farm in Kazakhstan

www.ebrd.com/home
26 October 2020
Loan of up to US$ 24.8 million from EBRD to build 100 MW wind power plant Loans of US$ 34.3 million from AIIB and US$ 13.3 million from ICBC and US$ 22. |read|

Farmers Double their Income with Project Support in Kabul Province

www.worldbank.org/en/news
25 October 2020
Story Highlights: “Pioneer” farmers in 300 villages in Kabul province are helping fellow farmers improve their horticultural practices and increase their income. The National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) provides guidance and equipment to help farmers employ better technologies and practices. |read|

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|
» 30 September 2020: IMF projects moderate economic growth in Uzbekistan
» 30 September 2020: EBRD pledges US$ 40 million in support of Uzbek SMEs
» 30 September 2020: Uzbekistan: NWP-1: Development Of GIS And Hydraulic Models
» 30 September 2020: We Must Pay Attention To Uzbekistan, The Big Hope For Stability In Central Asia
» 30 September 2020: ADB Approves $110 Million Grant to Enhance Power Supply in Afghanistan
» 29 September 2020: RF - UzPSB UZS Loan
» 29 September 2020: USAID Supports Improved Water Management in Turkmenistan
» 29 September 2020: World Bank announces $12bn plan for poor countries to buy Covid vaccines
» 28 September 2020: World Bank: $100 Million to Stabilize Afghanistan’s Financial Sector and Spur Economic Recovery
» 25 September 2020: Education for Excellence
» 24 September 2020: Uzbekistan eyes to integrate into global economic, transport and transit corridors
» 24 September 2020: Uzbekistan leads in foreign direct investment sector
» 24 September 2020: Uzbekistan may begin to export beans, nuts and dried fruits to US
» 23 September 2020: Uzbekistan 2.0 reforms making good progress
» 23 September 2020: The United States and Afghanistan Sign Renewable Energy Deal
» 23 September 2020: Uzbekistan President Proposes Establishment of a Permanent UN Committee on Afghanistan
» 22 September 2020: IMF: Economic growth in Uzbekistan to be positive due to growth in construction sector
» 21 September 2020: IMF Staff Concludes Virtual Visit to Uzbekistan
» 21 September 2020: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan consider ways to broaden transport cooperation
» 19 September 2020: ADB to Provide $100M for COVID-19 Response in Afghanistan
» 13 September 2020: From Collective Trauma to Collective Healing: How to Self-Care Despite Adversity
» 10 September 2020: 2020 Investment Climate Statements: Uzbekistan
» 10 September 2020: USAID Rehabilitates Yomonjar Canal to Improve Water Management
» 10 September 2020: Nike, Adidas plan to launch sneaker production in Uzbekistan
» 10 September 2020: Prime Ministers of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan to discuss opening of borders, electricity and gas supplies
» 9 September 2020: Uzbekistan’s state hydropower company takes $60 million ADB loan for construction of three hydropower plants
» 9 September 2020: Understanding what it means to ‘go home’ for Afghan refugee returnees
» 8 September 2020: International Investment Bank to attract investors to Uzbekistan
» 7 September 2020: Foreign entrepreneurs to be entered into a single database
» 7 September 2020: Uzbek confectionery manufacturer to enter US market
» 7 September 2020: RF - Asaka Bank
» 7 September 2020: Herat Rice Production Up 25% This Year: Officials
» 7 September 2020: Afghanistan may serve as land-bridge to Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf for Uzbekistan
» 4 September 2020: Issue of restoring operation of Central Asian Unified Energy System under consideration OIL&GAS
» 4 September 2020: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan enhance trade, economic and transport cooperation
» 3 September 2020: Uzbekistan, US discuss issues of bilateral and regional cooperation in the field of investment and trade
» 3 September 2020: U.S. Provides Ventilators to Help Uzbekistan Battle COVID-19
» 3 September 2020: Uzbekistan Airways resumes regular international flights
» 3 September 2020: Negotiations Needed: USAID Introduces Mediation in Uzbekistan
» 3 September 2020: Uzbekistan simplifies currency transactions policy
» 2 September 2020: Multi-modal TVET delivery during COVID-19: Expanding access to continued learning in Afghanistan
» 2 September 2020: Afghanistan Signs Agreements to Construct Hospitals, Procure Medical Supplies Financed by ADB
» 1 September 2020: PDAS Thompson’s Remarks For The Embassy of Uzbekistan’s Virtual Independence Day Celebration
» 1 September 2020: ADB Approves $274 Million Loan to Upgrade Roads Vital to Uzbekistan's Regional Connectivity
» 29 August 2020: Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Sign Pact on Power Project
» 24 August 2020: Uzbekistan temporary bans procurement from foreign companies
» 24 August 2020: US donates 200 ventilators to Uzbekistan
» 21 August 2020: ADB supports modernization of Uzbekistan's electric power industry
» 21 August 2020: Pakistan Reopens Key Border Crossing With Afghanistan
» 20 August 2020: Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative Invests In Over 15,000 Women-Led Businesses Amidst COVID-19 Crisis
» 19 August 2020: Emergency Assistance for COVID-19 Pandemic Response
» 18 August 2020: Invitation for Bids: Western Uzbekistan Water Supply Development Project
» 17 August 2020: USAID Supports Venture Capital Development in Uzbekistan
» 14 August 2020: Five Things to Know: Trends in Road and Railway Trade Efficiency in Central Asia
» 14 August 2020: Samarkand Solar Power Plant
» 13 August 2020: Draft Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Trade" submitted for public discussion
» 13 August 2020: Uzbekistan to loosen quarantine restrictions since Aug 15
» 13 August 2020: Uzbekistan, US, Afghanistan join forces to combat terrorism
» 12 August 2020: Sisters Open First Women-Run Restaurant in Bamyan City
» 12 August 2020: IFC supports private sector development in Europe and Central Asia amid unprecedented global crisis by investing $2.5 billion
» 11 August 2020: Combined-cycle power plant to be built in Syrdarya
» 11 August 2020: Republic of Uzbekistan: Assessment of Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 and Institutional Strengthening for Policy Responses
» 11 August 2020: EBRD-supported BAKAD project in Kazakhstan reaches financial close
» 10 August 2020: Russia becomes main importer of Uzbek textile
» 10 August 2020: Afghan Carpet Exports Badly Hit by COVID-19 Crisis
» 10 August 2020: Iran-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan transit corridor activated
» 7 August 2020: ADB: Western Uzbekistan Water Supply System Development Project
» 6 August 2020: Strengthening Afghanistan's fight against COVID-19
» 6 August 2020: Uzbekistan to announce several tenders for tunnel construction
» 5 August 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic May Result in a Long-term Human Development Crisis in Central Asia, Warn World Bank Experts
» 4 August 2020: Afghanistan: COVID-19 Relief Effort for Afghan Communities and Households (REACH) Project
» 4 August 2020: Afghanistan: New Grants to Cushion Impact of COVID-19 on Poor Households and Protect Food Security
» 3 August 2020: USAID and INTILISH Join Forces to End Tuberculosis in Uzbekistan
» 3 August 2020: Uzbekistan: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
» 3 August 2020: Digital Transformation of Public Procurement - Digitalising Public Procurement in Uzbekistan.
» 1 August 2020: Tashkent Power Loan: Compliance with the Industrial Emissions Directive - BAT Assessment
» 31 July 2020: Uzbekistan aims to resume cotton exports
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» 31 July 2020: Where to view all ADB Projects in Uzbekistan
» 31 July 2020: Where to view all EBRD Projects in Uzbekistan
» 31 July 2020: EBRD and Visa form strategic partnership
» 31 July 2020: Where to view all World Bank Projects in Uzbekistan
» 31 July 2020: Where to view all IFC Projects in Europe and Central Asia
» 31 July 2020: Where to view all ADB Projects in Afghanistan
» 31 July 2020: Where to view all World Bank Projects in Afghanistan
» 31 July 2020: Where to view all IFC Projects in Afghanistan
» 29 July 2020: United States Donates $902,000 Worth of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies to Uzbekistan
» 28 July 2020: Uzbekistan begins upgrading its T-64 MBTs
» 27 July 2020: How fruit can boost economic development in Central Asia
» 23 July 2020: Uzbekistan: Power Sector Reform Program (Subprogram 1)
» 23 July 2020: Uzbekistan to extend lockdown restrictions
» 23 July 2020: Uzbekistan simplifies import of medicines, medical devices
» 23 July 2020: Uzbek bodies discuss issues related to accession to WTO
» 23 July 2020: Uzbekistan willing to boost number of joint investment projects with US in Afghanistan
» 23 July 2020: Turkmenistan obtains WTO observer status
» 23 July 2020: UNDP, ADB to strengthen medical waste management in Kazakhstan during COVID-19 pandemic
» 22 July 2020: Uzbek Ministry opens tender for procurement of supplements for food fortification
» 22 July 2020: WHO hands over humanitarian aid to Uzbekistan for more than $4 million
» 22 July 2020: IAEA mission to inspect Uzbekistan's nuclear infrastructure
» 21 July 2020: Afghan Exports to India Doubled Since 2016: ACCI
» 21 July 2020: EU launches program to combat COVID-19 in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
» 20 July 2020: USAID ready to provide multi-faceted assistance to Uzbekistan
» 20 July 2020: One region, one health: Preparing Central Asia for future pandemics
» 18 July 2020: First step taken towards developing Islamic finance in Uzbekistan
» 17 July 2020: Uzbekistan: NWP-4 Supply Of Maintenance And Repair Equipment
» 17 July 2020: Tax audit regulation adopted
» 17 July 2020: Traders upbeat over resumption of business with Afghanistan
» 16 July 2020: The Economics of Peace
» 16 July 2020: Five Charts That Illustrate COVID-19’s Impact on the Middle East and Central Asia
» 16 July 2020: The first meeting of foreign ministers “Central Asia – China” takes place
» 16 July 2020: Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan-China railway project expected to be the most important corridor in Belt and Road Initiative
» 15 July 2020: EU, French Development Agency support Uzbekistan in dealing with COVID-19 consequences
» 15 July 2020: World Bank Forecasts Slowdown of Afghan Economic Growth
» 14 July 2020: IMF updates forecast for Uzbekistan's economic indicators
» 14 July 2020: IMF updates forecast for Uzbekistan's economic indicators
» 14 July 2020: Turkish Airlines to resume flights to Uzbekistan
» 14 July 2020: Republican Council for Work with International Ratings and Indices holds meeting
» 13 July 2020: Uzbekistan, U.S. strengthen cooperation
» 9 July 2020: USAID Launches a New Activity to Strengthen Agribusiness Development in Uzbekistan
» 9 July 2020: EBRD increases its investments in economy of Uzbekistan
» 8 July 2020: Uzbekistan shows 'interest' in US alternative to Belt and Road project
» 8 July 2020: Joint statement by the governments of Uzbekistan and the USA on further deepening cooperation in the field of investment and infrastructure development
» 8 July 2020: Uzbekistan tightens quarantine measures
» 8 July 2020: POST COVID-19: BUILDING RESILIENCE IN CENTRAL ASIA
» 7 July 2020: Uzbekistan resumes WTO membership negotiations
» 5 July 2020: IFC and EBRD: Uzbekistan Live Webinar: Towards Renewable Energy Excellence in Uzbekistan
» 4 July 2020: President of Uzbekistan congratulates the U.S. President
» 4 July 2020: Uzbekistan, US may establish joint investment fund
» 4 July 2020: US and Canada tour operators expect resumption of travel to Uzbekistan
» 2 July 2020: EBRD supports modernisation of fertiliser plant in Uzbekistan
» 2 July 2020: New World Bank Country Manager appointed in Uzbekistan
» 2 July 2020: UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19
» 1 July 2020: Uzbekistan offers Central Asian states to consolidate transport strategies
» 1 July 2020: Khalilzad Talks Afghan Peace with Central Asian Ministers
» 1 July 2020: EBRD and Central Asia: Post-Pandemic Strategy and New Business Opportunities
» 30 June 2020: IFC Provides $12.5 Million for Modernization of Uzbek Fertilizer Plant
» 30 June 2020: The 4th meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission on work with the WTO takes place
» 30 June 2020: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Participation in the Virtual C5+1 High-Level Dialogue
» 29 June 2020: Anti-Corruption Agency established in Uzbekistan
» 28 June 2020: Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and DFC CEO Adam Boehler Travel to Pakistan, Qatar, and Uzbekistan
» 26 June 2020: EBRD and UNWTO boost tourism recovery
» 25 June 2020: ADB Provides $500 Million Loan to Mitigate Health and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan
» 25 June 2020: USAID’s workshop assesses different energy market design mechanisms applicable to Central Asian countries
» 25 June 2020: Asia EDGE holds Virtual Workshop: “Supporting Indo-Pacific Industry Engagement through Asia EDGE”
» 25 June 2020: Gender equality forms part of a better future
» 25 June 2020: ADB Provides $500 Million Loan to Mitigate Health and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan
» 24 June 2020: AIIB to support road infrastructure modernization in Uzbekistan's Bukhara region
» 24 June 2020: STC publishes a project on taxation of non-residents and control in transfer pricing
» 24 June 2020: Uzbekistan may restart regular international flights since July
» 24 June 2020: Another international university to open its doors in Tashkent
» 24 June 2020: AIIB to support road infrastructure modernization in Uzbekistan's Bukhara region
» 24 June 2020: STC publishes a project on taxation of non-residents and control in transfer pricing
» 24 June 2020: Uzbekistan may restart regular international flights since July
» 24 June 2020: Another international university to open its doors in Tashkent
» 23 June 2020: EBRD US$ 40 million loan to UzPromstroybank to support Uzbek SMEs
» 22 June 2020: Boosting Foreign Investment in Uzbekistan
» 22 June 2020: Afghanistan uses green stimulus to hire lockdown jobless, boost Kabul's water supply
» 22 June 2020: Boosting Foreign Investment in Uzbekistan
» 22 June 2020: IFC $35 Million Pre-Privatization Loan to Ipoteka-bank to Expand Lending to Uzbek SMEs
» 20 June 2020: With $9M from USAID, Charleston rug dealer empowers weavers, bolsters Afghanistan economy
» 18 June 2020: ADB, APPC sign loan for gas-fired power plant to enhance Afghanistan’s energy security
» 18 June 2020: Developing Asia to Grow Just 0.1% in 2020 — ADB
» 18 June 2020: Videoconference of the Council of Women Entrepreneurs
» 17 June 2020: IFC and Partners Sign Historic $89 million Energy Project Deal for Afghanistan
» 17 June 2020: United States and Ministry of Public Education Partner with Sesame Workshop to Help Children Understand COVID-19
» 17 June 2020: Uzbekistan introduces Open Skies mode at all airports
» 17 June 2020: Asian Development Bank to end fossil fuel financing
» 15 June 2020: COVID-19 Information: Exit and Entry Requirements and Quarantine Information
» 15 June 2020: Uzbekistan extends quarantine until Aug 1
» 13 June 2020: Uzbekistan increases trade turnover with US, Canada
» 12 June 2020: US Congress supports Jackson-Vanik amendment cancellation for Uzbekistan
» 11 June 2020: Mike Pompeo: serious steps have been taken in Uzbekistan to improve the situation with religious freedom
» 11 June 2020: Uzbekistan prepares to resume international flights
» 11 June 2020: Many EBRD economies better placed to exit lockdown than advanced, other emerging markets
» 10 June 2020: Letter of the United States President to the President of Uzbekistan
» 9 June 2020: Republic of Uzbekistan : Technical Assistance Report-External Sector Statistics Mission (October 15-26-, 2018)
» 8 June 2020: The United States Supports Uzbekistan's Efforts to Combat COVID-19
» 8 June 2020: Uzbekistan to cancel excise tax on imported cars
» 5 June 2020: Join 6 Central Asian Ambassadors on How to Create Mutually Beneficial Relations between the U.S. and Central Asia post-COVID-19