Uzbekistan plans to produce military and special equipment in Tashkent region

Uzbekistan Materials 13 January 2021 12:38 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan plans to produce military and special equipment in Tashkent region

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

Uzbekistan plans to establish the production of military and special equipment on an area of 12 hectares in Nurafshon city of Tashkent Region, Trend reports referring to the press service of the president of Uzbekistan.

According to the information, the project is estimated at $55 million. The Nurafshon-Maxsus-Texnika LLC will be engaged in its implementation with the assistance of the National Bank of Uzbekistan. The company will invest $16 million of its own funds and attract a bank loan of $39 million.

It was reported that at the first stage, from 2021, it is planned to produce military equipment - 100 lightly armored Tarlon and Qalqon vehicles per year. The first is intended for the protection and escort of convoys, ambulance transportation, engineering, radiation, chemical and biological reconnaissance and fire support.

At the second stage, from 2022, it is planned to produce special equipment - 200 tank trucks for transporting fuel, 500 trucks, 300 tractors, 400 garbage trucks, 100 snow plows, and 20 fire trucks.

It is expected that the level of localization of equipment will amount to 50 percent. The volume of annual demand is estimated at 15,000 units of equipment, while annual export is estimated at $5 million. In addition, it is planned to reach self-sufficiency within five years.

According to the Unified State Register of Enterprises and Organizations, Nurafshon-Maxsus-Texnika was registered on February 21, 2019, in Nurafshan. The main activity is the production of building metal structures and products. The founders are Krantas Group (72 percent) and Tuytepinsky Metalwork Plant (28 percent).

Krantas Group produces special equipment for various industries and the construction sector, including lifting, special, agricultural equipment, dump trucks and others. The Tuytepinsky Metalwork Plant has been manufacturing building metal structures since 1964.


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