UZBEKISTAN WILL DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS EXPORT
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At the meeting held on February 27 under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, important directions were identified for using available reserves of increasing exports.
In particular, “Uztukimachiliksanoat” association and regional khokims were instructed to develop “road maps” on implementation of the export plan for each enterprise and new production. At the same time, special attention will be paid to the early commissioning and the launch of new production facilities, the envisaged investment projects approved for 2018, development of new markets and conclusion of contracts with foreign buyers.
The need was noted for expanding revenues from tourism, which is one of the industries with huge potential, introducing a payment entry system through turnstiles at all tourist sites.
The need for a significant increase in the export plan of Uzbekistan Railways and Uzbekistan Airways was noted, for which it is necessary to introduce appropriate amendments to the export program for 2018.
This year, it is planned to double the export of fruit and vegetable products in comparison with the previous year. To do this, it is necessary to collect and organize in full and in a timely manner the sale of August onion, garlic, and crops planted by “tuksonbosti” method abroad. It is necessary to fully utilize the potential of regions specializing in fruit and vegetable production, plant high-yield crops on 150 thousand hectares, allocate additional crop areas for large exporting organizations, organize modern greenhouses, refrigerated warehouses and processing enterprises.
In this regard, deputies of the Prime Minister and the khokimiyats were instructed to ensure full implementation of programs that are approved in all regions on comprehensive measures of expanding the harvesting, processing, export of horticultural, melon, leguminous and grape products, domestic needs, food industry projects and industry development in 2018.
It is necessary to approve concrete “road maps” for establishment of modern logistics centers providing complex services on storage, preparation for export and transportation of goods.