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The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) seeks to promote trade and investment ties, cultural exchanges and bonds of friendship between the United States of America and the Republic of Uzbekistan. In performing these functions, the AUCC places primary emphasis on serving the needs and interests of its members.
Interview with AUCC Chairperson Carolyn Lamm Before 2012 Uzbekistan-US Annual Business Forum
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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN UZBEKISTAN
Currently in Uzbekistan there are 10 thermal stations and 28 hydroelectric plants, which annually produce up to 50 billion kWh of electricity and up to 10 million Gcal of thermal energy, which fully satisfies industrial and personal demand.
Installed capacity of power plants in Uzbekistan exceeds 12.3 million kW and is about 50% of generating capacity across the United Energy Systems of Central Asia.
The total length of railways in the country is 7,100 km, of which 4,600 km are general trunk railways. Three international railway corridors linking 18 states of Europe and Asia pass through the territory of Uzbekistan. Rail freight rail is carried by State Joint-Stock Railway Company "Uzbekistan Railways ", established in November 1994. The share of rail transport accounts for about 75% of foreign trade cargo transportation and 66% of freight.
In August 2007, the construction of a new 223 km railway line Tashguzar-Baysun-Kumkurgan resulted in a single integrated system for railway communications of the country and a commensurate increase in passenger and cargo flows in the direction of the southern part of Uzbekistan.
Roads play an important role in the transport system in Uzbekistan. Currently, the total length of roads in Uzbekistan more than 180,000 km. The share of road transport accounts for about 88% of domestic passenger and cargo, and only 6% of foreign trade operations.
A 2007 - 2010 program for development of road transport was approved in late 2006. It is expected that domestic passenger and freight road transport will grow by 60 - 70%, and international transit - to 45 - 55%.