Uzbek and Tajik silk value chains to be restored

Business Materials 4 November 2020 16:25 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbek and Tajik silk value chains to be restored

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 4

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

The project on "Reviving Uzbekistan's and Tajikistan's Sustainable Ikat and Silk Production" (RUTSIS) financed by the EU will be launched at the end of November this year, Trend reports citing Uzbek Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).

The fabric “ikat” is a silk fabric dyed using a special technique in which the ornament is applied to the threads in a reservation method during the preparation of the yarn for the fabric.

As an EU Switch Asia project, “RUTSIS” aims to reconnect the fragmented parts of Uzbek and Tajik silk value chains across the border and at the same time introduce or revive sustainable practices in the production.

The project reintegrates formerly used organic dyes and promotes a sustainable treatment of water in general and wastewater in specific.

The countries moreover benefit from the international approach of the project, which includes the certification of bio silk and the facilitation of access to local and global markets, further strengthening the position of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as countries of origin for silk products.

On October 29-30, a consultative meeting in the online format was held at the CCI to discuss the organizational aspects of the event to launch the RUTSIS project, which will take place at the end of November this year.

The project aims to promote sustainable growth in ikat and silk production in Central Asia through sustainable consumption and production practices, as well as entering international markets.

The parties discussed the issues related to the organizational aspects of the project's activities, as well as the launching ceremony of the project at the end of November with the participation of the heads of the members of the consortium, which includes organizations, universities, and consulting companies from Germany, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The project covers enterprises in the silk and ikat sector located in the Fergana, Bukhara Andijan, and Tashkent regions. The project budget is two million euros.


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