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The International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange

The history of the International Industrial Fairs and Co-operation Exchanges (IIFCE) begins with the Republican Industrial Fair and Co-operation Exchange, which was established according to the Decree of the President № 3937 “On Measures for Further Strengthening Intra- and Inter-Sectorial Industrial Co-operation”.

Enterprises of the Republic of Uzbekistan, both small and large, were granted an opportunity not only to present their products at the nationwide level but also to get acquainted with the technical innovations and novelties of the production, with the achievements of related industries and businesses to identify their needs in manufactured materials, components, etc. for the near-term prospect, as well as to find a reliable long-term partner, sign contracts and make a portfolio of orders for supplying their goods for the next year.

In 2009, the Republican Industrial Fair and Co-operation Exchange was given an international status, its functions and sphere of activity were significantly expanded. The main aims and objectives of IIFCE were identified as follows:

- elaboration and formation of contracts on delivery of domestically manufactured goods for internal usage and export;

- assistance to enterprises in establishing long-term production co-operation, delivery of materials and components, finished goods as well as in adoption of new products on the basis of sectorial, inter-sectorial and international co-operation;

- assistance in promotion of effective domestic and foreign technologies, materials, instruments and equipment to the regional market;

- development of market principles and mechanisms of export of domestically manufactured goods and services by expanding the export and import transactions with foreign partners;

- attraction of foreign consumers and potential partners planning to organize production in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The 5th International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange has been held in the premises of the National Exhibition Company “UZEXPOCENTRE”  from 25th till 29th of October 2011.

The results of the International Industrial Fairs and Cooperation Exchange (IIFCE) show a steady growing interest both of domestic industrial producers, consumers, and representatives of foreign companies interested in Uzbek goods.

The products of 1030 companies specializing in manufacturing various industries in the domestic market and abroad were exhibited at the Fair.

The participants of IIFCE were provided with everything they needed for a successful exhibition, including the entire infrastructure of the National Exhibition Company “Uzexpocentre” consisting of four big pavilions, the two atriums, 4 outdoor playgrounds, the premises of the International Trade Centre with conference halls and meeting rooms, hotel, catering facilities with a total area of ​​20 square meters.

More than 8,000 types of products made in Uzbekistan, including about 420 new samples developed in 2011 were displayed on the exhibition stands. The expositions included such branches of economy as exploration, mining and mineral resources processing, high technology, automotive, agricultural, electrical, chemical, pharmaceutical, light, food industries, construction materials, printing, transportation, traffic engineering, and others industries.

Technical and technological innovations were represented by the stands of scientific research institutes of the Academy of Sciences, design engineering bureaus, businesses. Involvement of these organizations in industrial cooperation has become indispensable for the further development of cooperative ties.

The International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange was attended by 850 representatives of foreign companies from 58 countries, including Germany, UK, Canada, China, Republic of Korea, India, Japan, Turkey, UAE, the CIS member states and other countries. Moreover, official delegation of such organizations as Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and business communities of Spain, Singapore, Turkey, Malaysia and Afghanistan took part in the event. Foreign visitors have noted the high level of holding of the International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange.

In all, 70 thousands people, including representatives from ministries and other public institutions, industrial enterprises, local authorities, business and entrepreneurship, academics, higher-education teaching personnel, students of high and secondary specialized schools, took part within 5 days of the Fair.

As in previous years considerable interest of IIFCE participants was focused on technical potential and technological capabilities presentations, which were made by practically all sectorial and regional enterprises of Uzbekistan in order to represent their proposals for partnership in the framework of industrial cooperation and exchange of experience. Total amount of such presentations was 62, which were attended by around 5.2 thousands people.

An increasing number of participants and international guests of the 5th International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange and effective work of the event resulted in a significant growth in the number of arrangements between suppliers and consumers of Uzbekistan industrial products, as well as foreign buyers. In particular, contracts for delivery products for 3.5 trillion sum and the export contracts for about 4 billion dollars were concluded in the course of the 5th IIFCE.

The Catalog "Industrial Products of Uzbekistan" is published annually to ensure access of domestic and foreign consumers who intend to purchase domestic products or a production in Uzbekistan. The Catalog contains information about goods and services produced in the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as products offered to the development.
In 2011, the Directorate of IIFCE worked to strengthen this resource.  New catalog is released both in Russian and an English languages and includes over 10 thousand products of about 1500 enterprises of the Republic.

The catalog traditionally contains all national industries represented by particular sections. Such sections as "Consumer Goods", "New Products of 2011 - 2012" and "Products Proposed for Manufacturing" were added in the new edition of the catalog.  A CD that contains both versions of the Catalog and other useful materials was produced for convenience of users.  An electronic version of the Catalog is also available on the official website of the Directorate of International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange (www.cooper.uz).

Participants of the 5th International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange were awarded on the following nominations: "For a Focused and Productive Work in the Development of Industrial Cooperation," "For the Highest Rate of Localization" "For the Effective Involvement of Industrial Cooperation in small and private business", "For the Best Design and Thematic Representation of the Company and Products" and others. 
Among the nominees there were such big industrial enterprises as "Uzavtosanoat", “Uzbeknetegaz”,  "Navoi Mining Metallurgical Complex", "Almalik Mining Metallurgical Complex", "Uzbekengilsanoat" and others, as well as small and private businesses including «Neo Sun Light», «SPZ -Bearing », «Alutex», «CFM Pro Energies», etc.

In conclusion, it should be once again emphasized that the results of the International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange show a growing interest of domestic enterprises and foreign companies in establishing and development new contacts and cooperation in the field of purchasing of goods and commodities as well as in organizing new production of high-tech products.

The number of participants and the range of products to be displayed in 2012 at regional and sectoral fairs, as well as at 6th IIFCE is expected to increase significantly.

We invite all interested foreign partners to participate in 6th IIFCE to be held   from 23th till 27th of October 2012. More information is available on our website www.cooper.uz, or by phones +99871 - 238-53-52, +99871 - 238-54-13.



Dear Mr.___________________,

For the purpose of further development and strengthening trade and economic relations as well as investment cooperation between firms and companies of the Republic of Uzbekistan and __________ allow me to draw you kind attention to the following.

In accordance with the decision of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, annually since of 2008, the industrial fairs presented through regional and sector angle as well as the International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange are held in Uzbekistan.

The main objective of those is wider spread of information to businesses including foreign buyers about the products made in Uzbekistan; assistance in finding partners and conclusion of contracts to sell local goods including export.

The outcome of the last events demonstrates growing interest of businesses to participation in the International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange, and also steady growth in number of contracts concluded and attendees, including SME’s.

In 2011 exhibition stands of 1030 companies were displayed; 70,000 people attended the event including more than 850 foreign ones from 58 different countries. As a result, the total number of contracts has concluded to volume worth of UZS 3.5 trillion in domestic terms and USD 3.9 billion of export. The further growth of these figures is expected this year.

Participation of international partners in sectorial industrial fairs as well as in the International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange gives a unique opportunity to get in touch with full spectrum of sectors of the Republic of Uzbekistan since all products manufactured locally are to be collected in one spot.

A number of advantageous factors as are rich mineral recourse base, cheap electricity, gas and other utilities, available and moderately priced labor, and privileged taxation for export oriented manufacturing determine essence of competitive advantage of the Uzbek goods, which indeed may attract potential partners.

Besides, participation in the International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange will allow identifying opportunities and directions for foreign investments since in the course of event a number of productions to be launched in Uzbekistan will be presented.

Let me invite you and members of your federation (association)/representatives of your company to visit the sectorial industrial fairs to be held in May-June this year (schedule is attached) and the International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange in October 23-26, 2012. We will be very pleased to see you as an active participant of these events to be held in Tashkent in the premises of the National Exhibition Company “UZEXPOCENTRE”.

For participation please fill in the registration form and submit to the Embassy/Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan to _____________.





Sectorial Industrial Fairs

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International Industrial Fair and

Cooperation Exchange

Tashkent, 23-27 October 2012



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You can also register yourself electronically on our website – http://www.cooper.uz

Schedule of Industrial Fairs

to be held in the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2012



Fair theme



Mechanical engineering, electro-technical  and aircraft industry , product standardization

23-25 May, 2012


Municipal sphere, transport, capital construction and building industry

18-20 April, 2012


Agriculture and water industry, agricultural products processing and consumer products.

3 - 5 May, 2012


Education, public health, social security, information system and communications

3 - 5 May 2012


Geology, petrol complex, chemical,  petrochemical and  metallurgy

14 - 16 June, 2012



Transport services worth 12.3 trillion soums were provided in Uzbekistan in 2011

The highest concentration of market services among all types of economic activity in 2011 was recorded in the transport sector (official statistics). This activity accounted for more than 30% of 41 trillion soums (Exchange rate of CB 1USD-1835,75 soums)  of the total market services.

Experts attribute this to the additional impetus for the development of the transport system of Uzbekistan given by the Presidential Decree of December 21, 2010 "On accelerated development of infrastructure, transport and communications construction for 2011-2015". As part of the projected investments in transport infrastructure ($6.9 billion), 48.9% of the funds account for modernization of road infrastructure, 22.9% - railways, and 9.4 - air transport.

A large-scale construction and upgrading of roads, railways, bridges, upgrading of motor vehicles, railway locomotives and rolling stock, acquisition of new medium and long-haul passenger aircrafts is carried out within the governmental document.

The main direction of the transport policy is integration of Uzbekistan into international transport communications, development of effective international routes for transportation of foreign trade and transit cargos, modernization of the transport sector and increasing transit capacity.

Accelerated development of the transport infrastructure made impact on the result of activities in this sector in 2011. According to official figures, last year, modes of transport transported more than 1.2 billion tons of cargo with a gain of 8.7% compared to 2010 and more than 6.3 billion passengers (an increase of 5.9%). The cargo turnover amounted to 80.9 billion ton-kilometers, exceeding the last year's figure by 6.8%, passenger turnover - 82.3 billion, a 7.8% increase compared to 2010, experts say.

Analysis shows that the undisputed leader in cargo and passenger transportation is road transport, which accounts for 10% of foreign trade and 88% of domestic passenger and freight traffic. In 2011 this kind of transport carried more than 1.1 billion tons of cargo (90.6% of total volume) and over 6.2 billion passengers (98.4% of total volume).

Comparative data characterizes the growth dynamics: in 2009 the figures were respectively 754.9 million tons (84.9% of total volume) and 4.4 million passengers (96.8% of the total number of passengers).

The share of private carriers in the total turnover of motor transport totaled 73.7% against 72.6% in January-December 2010, analysts of the statistical agency said.

Dynamic growth of motor transportations is directly related with development of roads.

The total length of transportation routes in Uzbekistan, according to the SJC Uzavtoyul, is 184 thousand kilometers. Of these, 42.6 thousand kilometers are the highways of common use, including 3.2 thousand km of international motorways.

As part of an ambitious program of renovation of the national highway in the coming years it is planned to reconstruct and build 1,501 km of roads, including the Uzbek section of the trans-European Road E-40, which lies in the direction of Beineu-Kungrad-Bukhara-Navoi-Samarkand-Tashkent-Andijan, with the length of 1,139 km, the company informed.

In the transport sector of Uzbekistan a special role belongs to railway transport, 35% of which are export-import and transit of cargoes. In 2011, the mainline railway transported 59.6 million tons of cargo, including coal, oil and construction materials, ferrous metals, chemicals, grain and milling products, etc. The analysis shows that over 50% of rail freight accounts for the oil and construction materials and mineral fertilizers.

Growth of traffic compared to the previous year made 4.8%.

Last year, the railway transport carried 14.9 million passengers, an increase of 2.7% compared to 2010.

According to SJSRC Uzbekistan Railways, the total length of railways is 7,000 km, of which 4,600 km are backbone railways. For further development of the complex, construction of new railway stations, upgrading of existing roads, electrification of railway lines, renewal of rolling stock is underway.

In recent years, the railway stations Navoi-Uchkuduk-Sultanuizdag-Nukus (341 km) Toshguzar-Baisun-Kumkurgan (220 km) have been built. They are designed to provide an uninterrupted rail link between northern, southern and central regions of the country.

The railway Toshguzar-Baisun-Kumkurgan also provided a direct rail access to Afghanistan.

In 2012, the railway company plans to invest 389.8 billion soums of own funds in development and modernization of railway transport. Eight investment projects this year are implemented in close coordination with programs of long-term development of industries and territories.

The high-speed railway line Tashkent-Samarkand is being improved, railway stations in the cities of Bukhara and Qarshi are electrified. Rolling stock is updated with modern high-performance locomotives, freight and passenger cars.

As for air services (freight, passenger, special), in 2011, 30.6 million tons of cargo (an increase of 3.8%) and 2.2 million passengers (an increase of 11.5%) were transported by air.

Since 1992 the country implements a state program of development of civil aviation of the Republic. It provides for modernization of the fleet, the construction of new airport complexes, radical reconstruction of air traffic control systems, upgrading of airfields modern ground-based technique, creation of own base for training of highly qualified personnel, improvement of management systems.

Uzbekistan Airways, which employs about 14 thousand workers, operates scheduled flights to more than 40 cities in the world, covering America, Europe, Middle East, Southeast and Central Asia, the CIS.

Last year, Uzbekistan increased its fuel pumping by 11.5% compared to 2010 - to 59.9 million tons. According to the statistics, over 14.3 thousand kilometers of gas and oil pipelines run throughout the territory of the republic.

The analysis of the density of Railways (roads per 1,000 square kilometers of territory) has shown leadership of hard surfaced roads. On average, 93.4 kilometers of roads have been built per one thousand square kilometers of the republic.

Pipelines are in second place with 31.8 kilometers per 1000 square km and the third place is occupied by railways - 14.1 km. (Source: UzReport.com)

Modernization of 1,000 enterprises of the country to attracted 1.7 trillion soums worth of investments

The State Committee of Uzbekistan on de-monopolization in conjunction with commercial banks and the concerned ministries and agencies have developed a program of measures for the financial support and full load of enterprises' capacity to create new jobs.

Approved at a meeting of the National Commission on March 9, 2012, the programs include allocation of investments to about 1,000 companies in all regions of the country to carry out modernization, technical and technological re-equipment.

It is expected to attract more than 1.7 trillion soums (Exchange rate of CB 1USD-1835,75 soums) worth of investments for this purpose, including more than 1.1 trillion soums of loans from commercial banks, and as a result these companies will significantly increase the volume of production and create more than 34 thousand new jobs (Source: UzReport.com)




Qashqadaryo region is located in the Southern part of Uzbekistan, in the basin of the Qashqadaryo river on the western mountainside Pamir-Alai.

Qashqadaryo region is located on a similar geographic latitude with such countries as Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, the US and Japan.

The territory of the region is 28,6 thousand square meters (6,3% of the territory of Uzbekistan), which is comparable with territories of such countries as Belgium, Albania or Armenia.

The region consists of 13 administrative districts: Guzar, Dehqonobod, Qarshi, Koson, Kamashi, Kitab, Kasbi, Muborak, Nishon, Mirishkor, Chiroqchi, Shahrisabz, Yakkabogh. Administrative centre of the region is the city Qarshi, with population of more than 247 thousand people.

On the North, the region borders with Samarqand region, on the North-West with Bukhoro region, on the East and South-East with Surkhandaryo region. From the North-East part passes the state border with Tajikistan, on the Western part with Turkmenistan. The perimeter of the total border is 795 km, out which 400 km passes through mountain ranges.

The population of the region as of the 1 January 2012 is 2777,8 thousand people (more than 8% of the population of the country). Density of population is 94,3 people per one square kilometer.

The climate is continental, dry, somewhere subtropical, and favorable for land cultivation and cattle breeding. Average annual temperature is +15C, the average temperature in January is +2C. The average annual rainfall of precipitations - 187-285 mm; in mountainous and sub-mountain areas - 500mm.


The history of Qashqadayo region contains multitude of remarkable events. It is the history of courageous people, loving its motherland.

The territory is located between the two rivers - Zarafshan and Amudaryo. According to chronicles of Ancient Greece and China, the territory in ancient times had the name of Southern Sogd and Southern Turon.

In ll-l millennium B.C. in this territory had a developed culture and people conducted a settled way of life.

The discoveries found on the place of ancient cities and barrows as Navtak -Yerkurgan, Kesh, Iskifagi, Subah, Bazda, Kalandartepa, Kamaytepa, Altintepa testify that their residents were engaged in agriculture and animal breeding, pottery, processing of iron and other crafts. Pottery was developed at a high level; iron melting was carried out even B.C.

On seat of havens where the agriculture were developed the cities were established where culture, architecture were developed, madrassahs, mosques and caravanserais were erected.

This region with its beautiful nature and rich minerals attracted the attention of many foreign conquerors and went through Alexander the Great invasion, the Mongolian campaign, governance of Akhmenids. This region was in an epicenter of revolts of local

population against foreign invasions: under leadership of Spitamen against Alexander the Great in 329 B.C., Hashim ibn Hakim (Muqanna) against the Arabian Caliphate in 70-80s VIII century.

Shakhrisabz city (from Persian -"Green city") of Qashqadayo region is the homeland of Amir Temur (Tamerlan), who freed the country from the Mongol yoke and established the great Timur's empire that consisted of not only Middle Asia but also the territory of Middle East from the Mediterranean Sea to North India.

At that time, have developed science and culture, lived scholars and poets Najmuddin Nasafi, Abu al-Makhul Nasafi, Shihabuddin Nasafi, Abul al-Barakot Nasafi, Abdul Haris Varsini, Mustagfiri An Nasafi and others.

In Shahrisabz Amir Timur erected the Ak-sarai-huge palace that was its residence in XIV - the beginning of XV centuries. Unfortunately, by the end of XVII century this magnificent building was partially destroyed. But the remained parts of a portal testify the scale of its construction, the Ak-Sarai has so far unsurpassed mosaic patterns reflecting a high level of art of that time.

After an era of Timurids region have conquered by Shaibaneeds - the dynasty formed from settled and nomadic Uzbek tribes. The long period followed after that has been marked by internal wars, invasions and campaigns from the neighboring states, influenced negatively on development of economy and culture of the region.

The Qashqadaryo region has been organized in 1924, and from 1927 to 1964 entered again into structure of Bukhara, then Surkhandaryo regions of Uzbekistan. In 1964 it has been reorganized.

In 1986-1989 the Qashqadaryo region supervised by the first President of the Republic of Uzbekistan I.A.Karimov.


The population of Qashqadaryo region as of January 1, 2012 is about 2777,8 thousand people (more than 8% of the population of Uzbekistan). The population mainly consists of Uzbeks. There is also inhabitance of more than 90 nations and nationalities, including Russians, Tajiks, Turkmens, Tatars, Kazakhs and others.

The number of able-bodied population is 1564,1 thousand people, the number of employed people is 1001,6 thousand.


The economy of the region is focused on agriculture. The share of agricultural production in the gross regional product is more than 18,2 %. The gross agricultural output the region is 1070.1 billion Uzbek soums.

Natural and climatic conditions of the region are connected with a higher average temperature than in other regions. Long duration of warm period and fertile soil gives opportunity to produce heat-loving plants-late-fine-fiber varieties of cotton, sugar cane and permission. Favorable climatic conditions and irrigation system of Qashqadaryo region allow to growing two to three harvests a year.

Qashqadaryo region is a main country's granary of grain, cotton and other supplier of agricultural productions. This is evidenced by the fact that 10.2% of all agricultural products, as well as more than 10% cotton, 11% grain, 19% karakul (sheep) fall on this region.

The most important directions of agricultural production are the cultivation of staple varieties of cotton, as well as breeding cattle and small livestock.

If the total land area of the region is 2.857 thousand hectares and 1.381 thousand hectares from them are pastures. About one million in hectares of the fields are suitable for irrigation.

The most important branches of agriculture in the region are dry and spray grain cultivation and pasturable sheep breeding.

Environment of region are favorable also for cultivation of grapes, pit fruit trees, fig and pomegranate. Grapes of Karshi city, especially a grade «Maska», are famous for the flavoring qualities.

In the region, alongside with cotton cultivation also develops silk production. The region takes one of the leading places in the sphere of karakul sheep production.

Expansion of pastures, increasing of corn and Lucerne sowing and using of industrial wastes promote the further development of animal industry.

The main branch of animal husbandry - karakul sheep, growing mainly in the western, southwestern and central areas. Fat-tailed sheep, and goats that provide meat and wool, are contained in the pastures of the northern and northeastern foothills and mountainous areas. For the development of productive livestock in the foothills grown fleece sheep and long-haired sheep goats. The quantity of large horned livestock is calculated on satisfaction of needs of the population of the area in dairy products.


The Qashqadaryo region is the large and significant region, having rich natural resources. 98% of gas and more than 80% of oil extracted in Uzbekistan are on the share of the region. According to calculations, the oil stock of the region makes tens million tons.

Explored in considerable reserves of potash and rock salt, marble, limestone, alumina, oil shale, coal, lead, zinc, cement raw materials, marble and other minerals for the production of building materials. Among the most promising fields is possible to note Yahton deposit tungsten, manganese Dautashe field. Also, in the area identified promising occurrences of gold, copper, aluminum, antimony, and mercury. In the Kashkadarya region there are 61 deposits of ore and nonmetallic minerals:

-   Manganese - 813.4 thousand tons;

-   Quartzite -1735.4 thousand cubic meter;

-   Porcelain stone - 853.9 thousand tons;

-   Pegmatite -1617.1 thousand tons;

-   Agri-ore-bentonite clay and glauconite -15.7 million tons;

-   Marble - 2.7 million tons;

-   Dolomite - 10.0 million tons;

-   Limestone - 8.9 million tons;

-   Building stones - 5.9 million cubic meter;

-   Cement raw material - 265.5 million tons;

-   Haydite - 14.5 million tons;

-   Glass raw material-more than 10.0 million tons;

Together with it, the lead prospecting works reveal perspective ores of gold, tungsten, copper, lead and zinc, aluminum, antimonies, quicksilver, coal, combustible slates and native sulfur.


13% of industrial production of the country falls on the region.

The industry of the Qashqadaryo region is inextricably linked to agriculture. Its basic branches include cotton-cleaning plant, creameries, factories on manufacture of fruit-vegetable canned food and others. Of all production the share of light and the food-processing industry is more than 66%.

In the region there are about 365 industrial enterprises, including 37 large enterprises in oil and gas, in light industry, food-processing industry, mechanical engineering, building materials industry. The basic from them is the enterprises borrowed oil and gas, cotton-cleaning, building, also in the light and local industry.

Largest of them are Shurtan gaz - chemical complex, Mubarek gas field management, Muborek oil refinery factory, the joint venture "Oksaroy tukumachi", the joint venture "Cotton road", Shahrisabz vine-vodka factory, Shahrisabz cannery, the joint venture "Qarshi oil-extraction factory", the joint venture "Kasan oil-extraction factory" and others.

Putting into operation in 2004 of first block Talimardzhan hydroelectric power station with power 800MVt, has solved the problem of energy supply in the region.

Qashqadaryo region is a fundamental fuel-energy base of the country supplying more than 90% of produced natural gas, condensate and oil.


Qashqadaryo region - is the main fuel and energy base of the republic, giving more than 90 percent produced in the country of natural gas, condensate and oil.

In 2001 in the area commissioned Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex, the largest gas processing plant. Construction of the complex was carried out with the assistance of a consortium of foreign companies company ABB Lummus Global (USA), ABB Soimi (Italy), Mitsui & Co.Ltd., Toyo Engineering, Nissho Iwai Corp. (Japan).

Currently the activity of the Shurtan gas-chemical complex includes following parts: processing natural gas with production of ethylene, production of somonomer and production of polyethylene according to the Sclairtech technology. Production capacity of the Complex is processing of approximate 4 billion cubic meters of natural gas, output of 125 thousand tons of different kinds of polyethylene of low and high consistence, 137 thousand tons of liquefied gas and 37 thousand tons of gas condensate, about 4 thousand tons of sulfur. On the base products of Shurtan gas-chemical complex, Qarshi plant Termoplast produces modern polyethylene pipes for water and gas supply.

Mubarak gas refinery with the capacity of billion cubic meters of gas which comprises significant part of gas processed in the country, about 17% of stable condensate and 11% of liquefied gas. Currently, the enterprise is undergoing reconstruction of production, construction of propane-butane blend plant for production of liquefied gas.


Currently, there are dozens of modern textile enterprises on production of yarn, knitted wear and fabric.

Main enterprises are: JV Cotton-road, Oqsaroy-Toqimachi, Yakkaboghtex. The JV Cotton-road produces 920 tones of yarn, 5.0 millions pieces of knitted wear per annum. Oqsaroy-Toqimachi produces 4800 tones of yarn, 2000 tones of knitted wear, and the JV Yakkaboghtex produces 3 thousand tones of yarn per annum. Main part of producing goods is export oriented.


Foreign trade turnover at January 1, 2012 amounted to 579.5 million dollars, the export of - 462.3 million and import -117.2 thousand dollars

The main export article is cotton fiber, chemical production, machinery and equipment. In the structure of import heavy import consist of machinery and equipment, chemical production, foodstuffs, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.


Since ancient times through the territory of Qashqadaryo passed the Great Silk Road.

Nowadays, transportation carried out in the field of rail, road and air transport modes. Throughout the territory of the region passes railway communication which connects Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Surkhandaryo region of Uzbekistan with neighbor and distant counties. There is a modern railway station in Karshi city, from where the trains go to many counties of the world. The extension of railways is 3801 kilometers.

For the economic development of the region the important role plays the increasing (promotion) of it's export potential the construction of railway Toshguzar-Boysun-Kumkurgan with the general extension of 223 kilometers from which passes 106.2 km through the territory of the region. Putting into operation this railway in the august of 2007 the territory of the region had become a main transit for cargo which goes to Surkhandaryo region, Tajikistan and Afghanistan and back. It also helps to develop south east regions.

In the economy of the region important role play highways, which general extension of 30 thousand km, including highways of the international and regional importance.

Pipe line area, with a total length of 2106 km, serves the needs of oil and gas industry. There are basic highways Karakitaj - Karshi, Shurtan - Muborek, Shurtan-Bukhara- Gazli - Tashkent.

From the airport in Karshi and Shakhrisabz operates regular flights to Tashkent and other cities of the republic and CIS countries.


The second large city in the field is Shahrisabz, has received world popularity that it is Amir Temur's native land, through city passed the Great Silk Road. The attention of tourists is drawn with the architectural monuments constructed by Amir Temur and his grandson Ulugbek.

Moreover Shahrisabz is one of the ancient centers of crafts. Golden-sewed hats, embroidered here, are awarded to gold medals of the international exhibitions in Canada, Turkey, and Japan. Copper, a pottery executed with a great skill, became prize-winners of many exhibitions.

In foothill areas of Qashqadaryo region - Kitab, Shahrisabz, Yakkabogh, Dehkanabad, Chirakchi, Kamashi - natural conditions and favorable climate allow to develop ecological tourism. There are health complexes, resorts and rest houses, including 3 resorts and 4 children's health camps in Kitab, 1 rest home and 7 children's health camps in Shahrisabz and 9 children's health camps in Yakkabag are acting.

There are State University, Institute of Engineering Economy, Karshi branch of Tashkent University of Information Technologies, 130 colleges, 7 academic lyceum.


In 2011 the region attracted 1914.9 billion soums of foreign investment in sectors such as in oil and gas sector, in agriculture, light industry, in services and in other industries.


There are about 57 enterprises with foreign capital operating in Kashkadarya region created jointly with investors of China, the USA, Iran, Germany, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Russia.

Foreign investments in the Republic of Uzbekistan are provided national treatment that means that foreign investments are granted conditions not less favorable than those provided foreign vestments carried out legal and natural persons of the country.

Enterprises attracting direct private foreign investments and situated in Kashkadarya region, which also carry out activities in the following trades: radio electronic, computer accessories and engineering production, light, silk, construction materials industries, commercial production of bird meat and eggs, food, meat and milk, chemical and pharmaceutical industries; are realized from paying income and property taxes, tax for social infrastructure development and lands accomplishments, unified tax for micro-firms and small enterprises as well as obligatory deductions to republic roads fund.

Above mentioned tax exemptions are provided in case of attracting direct private foreign investments in the following volumes:

At the same time, the above tax exemptions are applied in case of fulfilling the following requirements:

         Direct private foreign investment without a guarantee of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

         The share of foreign partners in authorized capital stock shall be not less than 50

         Depositing of direct private foreign investments after registration of above mentioned enterprises;

         Depositing   of  foreign   investments   in  freely   usable  currency  or  new  modern equipment;

         Reinvestment of income obtained as the results of the above mentioned tax exemptions in the period of their application to further development of the enterprise.

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