Russian company to assemble equipment in Uzbekistan for export to Central Asia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug 22
By Fakhri Vakilov-Trend
The Russian company Rostselmash plans to start exporting agricultural equipment that is being assembled in Uzbekistan to Central Asian countries and Afghanistan in 2020-2021, Trend reports referring to Uzbek media.
Director of the Asian sales department of Rostselmash Andrey Kolesnikov made this announcement within the framework of the International Investment Forum in the Syrdarya region of Uzbekistan.
About 180 business representatives from more than 30 countries participate in the forum.
"I hope that in 2020-2021, our combines produced in Uzbekistan will already be exported to neighboring countries," Kolesnikov said on the sidelines of the forum.
According to him, the equipment will be delivered to Tajikistan first with the prospect of reaching consumers in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Kolesnikov recalled that at the end of 2018, Rostselmash acquired about 9 percent of the shares of the Uzbek JSC Chirchik Agricultural Equipment Plant (Tashkent region) worth about $ 1 million and began assembling equipment on the premises of this enterprise.
To date, 172 units of "Vector" combine harvesters have been assembled at the Chirchik plant. Kolesnikov noted that the production of the main components and parts of the combines to be exported has already mastered in Chirchik.
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