Uzbekistan buying agricultural machinery for light industrial complex
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:
Uzbekistan intends to establish a modern light industrial complex in Myrishkor and Guzar districts of the Kashkadarya region, the Uzbek media reported Jan. 31.
Reportedly, this project will be implemented in four stages.
Thus, 150 tractors will be purchased from the US John Deere and Belarusian Minsk Tractor Works, as well as 300 suspension devices and trailers to create a modern machine and tractor fleet.
All tractors, devices and trailers are planned to be supplied to Uzbekistan in the third quarter of 2018. The tractors will be purchased at the first stage of the project.
A cotton ginning complex is planned to be established at the second stage. The modern technological equipment is also planned to be purchased from Lummus Corporation. The project will be completed by the end of 2018.
The textile complex is planned to be launched at the third stage. The technological equipment is also planned to be purchased from Germany’s Trutzschler company and Switzerland’s Rieter company for the production of yarn and knitted fabrics.
The technological equipment will be purchased from Japan’s JUKI company for the production of export-oriented ready-made garments by the end of 2019 at the fourth stage.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $60 million, of which $40 million will be allocated by Uzpromstroybank.
As a result, the complex will annually grow 35,000 tons of seed cotton, produce 20,000 tons of yarn, 23.6 million finished products and 2,900 tons of cottonseed oil. The products worth $38 million a year are planned to be exported.