BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 12. Uzbekistan continues introduction of market mechanisms in the grain industry to achieve price stability,Trend reports via the press service of the Uzbek president.
On May 11, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting dedicated to an important stage of reforms in grain production.
During the meeting, issues of increasing grain supply on the market by ensuring the interest of farmers and increasing productivity were discussed.
In recent years, more than 160 large private bakery enterprises with a capacity of about 3 million tons have been put into operation in the regions of Uzbekistan.
Last year, the country produced about 3.5 million tons of flour, of which 54 percent is accounted for by private grain enterprises.
During the meeting, the president set goals to increase the number of modern, compact, energy-efficient flour mills, expand areas for growing grain and increase their productivity, and introduce a system for compensating transportation costs for the delivery of flour and flour products to remote villages.
The privatization of bakery enterprises will also be accelerated. Responsible persons were instructed to sell state-owned shares in 20 grain enterprises by August 1, 2022.