Uzbekistan may build fruit, vegetable logistics center in Russia
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 5
By Fakhri Vakilov –Trend:
Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Russia Botirzhon Asadov and Acting Governor of the Orenburg Region Denis Pasler discussed the prospects for building a fruit and vegetable transport and logistics center in the Orenburg Region of Russia, Trend reports citing Russian media.
The center will serve for expeditious registration, storage, distribution and further transit of imported fruits and vegetables.
The parties also discussed the option of creation of a joint Russian-Uzbek enterprise for the production of pectin from fruits and vegetables in the region; the development of greenhouses and the construction of dairy farms; increasing the volume of exports of Orenburg agricultural products to Uzbekistan and imports of Uzbek fruits and vegetables to the Orenburg region.
Uzbekistan is one of the leading foreign trade partners of the Orenburg region, which, according to the results of 2018, accounted for 8.1 percent of the regional foreign trade volume and 15.7 percent of the trade turnover with the CIS countries.
In 2018, the foreign trade turnover of the Orenburg region with Uzbekistan increased by 32.4 percent compared with 2017 and amounted to $278.3 million, out of which exports amounted to $198.1 million and imports comprised $80.2 million.
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