Italian company Kedrion plans to open production of unique medical products in Tashkent;German company Graess Energy began construction of a solar power plant in Muinak;Uzbekistan produces industrial products for 228.9 trillion UZS in 2018;EU issues 5m euros to project to support Uzbekistan’s accession to the WTO;Jaga Climate Designers is interested in setting up an enterprise for production of heating and cooling systems in Uzbekistan;
At the meeting of Tashkent Khokimiyatwith representatives of the company Kedrion Biopharma the opportunity of construction of a production line for the production of a unique medical drug was discussed.Theestimated cost of production for the release of “Coagulation Factor VIII” is 25 million dollars. This amount will be spent not only on production facilities, but also on laboratory premises.
Following the visit, guests planto inspect several suitable locations for the construction and to signa memorandum of cooperation.
Kedrion is an international company that collects and fractionates human blood for the production and marketing of plasma-based drugs used in the treatment of diseases such as hemophilia and immunodeficiency.
Pilot project will be divided into two phases. The first phase isconstruction of a solar power station with a capacity of 10 MW worth $ 12 million. The equipment will be supplied by German Siemens and Kaso, the Norwegian REC, and also the Chinese Suntech.
At the second stage, the power plant capacity will increase to 20 MW. The German company will invest $12 million during the second stage. Thus, the total cost of the initiative will be worth $ 24 million. The station will produce about 20 million kilowatts / hour per year.
In the course of this project, it is planned to work out technologies to generate electricity in local conditions of Uzbekistan. In future this experience will be used in creating a network of solar power plants. Graess Energy intends to build generating capacity in the country of up to 2,000 MW.
According to preliminary data, Uzbek enterprises produced industrial goods worth 228.9 trillion UZS in January-December 2018, which is 14.4% more than in 2017, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.
The main factor behind the growth in total industrial production was an increase in production in the mining industry and quarrying by 25.4%, manufacturing – by 13.2%, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning – by 4.1%, water supply, sewerage, waste collection and disposal – by 22.6%.
The volume of production manufactured by the mining industry and quarrying in January-December 2018 made up 36.9 trillion UZS, or 16.1% of the total industry.
On 21 January 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the Head of the EU Delegation to Uzbekistan, Ambassador EduardsStiprais.
The parties discussed issues of attracting EU assistance in the process of Uzbekistan’s accession to the World Trade Organization.
Ambassador Stiprais supported the position expressed by the Uzbek side regarding the need for a clear distribution of areas of assistance in the context of each donor. In this regard, the European side expressed its readiness to synchronize its activities with other donors, in part regarding the provision of assistance to the process of Uzbekistan’s accession to the WTO, in order to avoid possible duplication.
The head of the technical cooperation section of the EU Delegation in Uzbekistan, F.Bejo, who was present at the meeting, confirmed that the EU allocated EUR 5 million for Uzbekistan to support the WTO accession project, which will be implemented by the International Trade Center (ITC) of the United Nations Conference on Trade and World Trade Organization.
Jaga Climate Designers is interested in setting up an enterprise for production of heating and cooling systems in Uzbekistan
On 25 January 2019, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Belgium DilyorHakimov held meetings and negotiations with the owner and CEO of the leading international company Jaga Climate Designers Jan Krikelson.
Jaga Climate Designers is a developer of high-quality and exclusive heating, cooling and ventilation systems, which are exported to more than 50 countries of the world.
Following the talks, Jan Krikelson confirmed his interest in creating a joint venture in Uzbekistan for the production of heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
It was agreed that in the very near future a representative delegation of Jaga Climate Designers will visit our country to conduct specific negotiations in relevant ministries and departments on this project.