Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed to turn the Navoi region into a center for investment and innovation; Companies from Russia, Japan and the United Arab Emirates will be managing two thermal power plants in Uzbekistan; Three major projects are being implemented in Navoiazot; President of Uzbekistan got acquainted with the installation of the second combined-cycle plant in Navoi TPS;
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev outlined tasks for the integrated development of the region at the meeting with representatives of Navoi region, the presidential press service reports.
“In order to afford a compelling impetus to the development of free enterprise in the region, it is essential to deliver favorable and attractive business climate that will boost the interest in entrepreneurship not only among local residents, but also among people from other provinces. From now on, Navoi region should become a region of entrepreneurs,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev pointed out.
The head of state proposed to turn the Navoi region into a free economic zone for innovative and high-tech industries focused on exports. A special commission headed by a Deputy Prime Minister will be established for this purpose, and a system of benefits and preferences for the participants of this economic zone will be defined.
It was reported that the program designed for the Navoi region 2019-2020 incorporates 511 investment projects worth 26 trillion 368 billion soums. Under this program, it is planned to make use of $ 1 billion in foreign direct investment and loans, and create 17.4 thousand new jobs. In particular, 12 major projects at the Navoi Heat Power Station, in joint-stock companies Kyzylkumcement, Navoiazot and in other industries are expected to be implemented.
Companies from Russia, Japan and the United Arab Emirates will be managing two thermal power plants in Uzbekistan
Companies from Russia, Japan and the United Arab Emirates claim to trust management of two coal-fired power plants in Uzbekistan – the Angren and Novo-Angren thermal power plants.
“We have already passed the first stage of transferring the Angren TPP and Novo-Angren TPP to trust management. Investors from Russia, Japan and the United Arab Emirates visited these sites. Now companies from these countries are preparing us commercial proposals. After receiving them, we will, together with experts from the Agency for the Development of Public-Private Partnerships under the Ministry of Finance, analyze the submitted documents and submit proposals to the state agencies for transferring the stations to trust management of the investor who suggests the best option” said the deputy chairman of Uzbekenergo, Feruza Kurbanov.
The total cost of the project for production of polyvinyl chloride, caustic soda and methanol exceeds 500 million USD. Construction of the facility is carried out by a consortium of Chinese companies China CAMC Engineering Co. Ltd. and HQC (Shanghai), as well as domestic experts. More than 900 new work places will be created. More than 50 percent of products are expected to be exported. The enterprise is scheduled to be commissioned in September this year.
The joint-stock company also updates the production capacity of nitric acid. This year it is expected to complete the project for construction of a relevant complex. This object worth US$216.6 million is being built by CASALE SA of Switzerland. The new enterprise will produce 500,000 tons of products per year and will employ 122 people.
Currently, the first and second stages of ammonia production used at Navoiazot, which have long been outdated and are working with energy overconsumption, are being decommissioned. They will be replaced by new ammonia and carbamide production facilities, the design cost of which is more than US$985 million. The commissioning of the facility will allow to receive 660,000 tons of ammonia and 577,500 tons of urea a year, to expand the range of mineral fertilizers produced on their basis. About 491 jobs will be created here. The complex, being built jointly with Japanese partners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation, is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020.
President of Uzbekistan got acquainted with the installation of the second combined-cycle plant in Navoi TPS
Navoi Thermal Power Station is the main source of electricity and heat supply of the region, which is one of the most industrialized regions of the country, as well as consumers of neighboring territories.
The success of investment projects implemented at this station directly determines the effective functioning of such large enterprises as Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat, the joint-stock companies Navoiazot, Kyzylkumcement, small businesses and private entrepreneurship, as well as reliable electricity supply to the population.
An agreement was signed between the consortium of Japanese companies Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Uzbekenergo joint-stock company on construction of a combined-cycle plant with a capacity of 450 megawatts and worth 432 million USD. Currently, the project is being implemented by Mitsubishi Corporation and MHPS and Turkish company Calik Enerji. The combined-cycle plant will be fully commissioned in September this year.