In the Urgut Free Economic Zone 60 projects are being implemented at present for a total cost of $ 196.2 million

Six of these projects have been developed with the participation of Turkish companies and entrepreneurs.

“Currently, in Urgut, high-quality carpets and carpet products are made with Turkish entrepreneurs,” said K. Asrorov, head of Urgaz Carpet JV. “The carpets produced by us under the URGAZ brand have a demand not only in the domestic market, but also abroad. Taking into account the wide opportunities and benefits provided by our state together with Turkish businessmen, we want to organize a carpet factory in the Urgut Free Economic Zone. As a result of this project, will be annually produced carpets worth total $ 26 million and other products for $ 28 million, which will create 230 permanent jobs. Currently, we are carrying out construction works on the allocated territory on the Mergancha quarter of the Urgut district. In some buildings, works began on the design and installation of equipment. We plan to start production in the fourth quarter of this year.”

Another promising project, implemented in the free economic zone, is an enterprise for the production of paints for light industry goods; it is also created jointly with the Turkish firm TCD TEKSTIL SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.

“There is much experience in the production of paints for industry in Turkey,” says JasurSoliev, head of the joint venture SAM VIRA COLOR. “And we currently have a great need for such products. Therefore, together with the businessmen of Turkey, we are creating a joint venture in the Urgut Free Economic Zone. The total cost of the project is $ 2.5 million, of which $ 250,000 is the share of foreign partners. Currently, construction is underway. We will soon begin to manufacture products.”

In addition, in the free economic zone, in cooperation with Turkish businesspeople, promising projects for the production of gas stoves and electric ovens, modern vacuum cleaners and washing machines, children’s pampers, sandwich panels are being implemented.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)