Netherlands Agrotechnology Center will be created in Uzbekistan

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TASHKENT (TCA) — A meeting of participants of a project on creating the Netherlands Agrotechnology Center in Uzbekistan was recently held at the headquarters of the Netherlands’ Lely Company. Representatives of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands and a number of leading companies discussed the practical aspects of the project implementation, the Jahon information agency reported.

A full-cycle cluster will participate in the Center that is being created with technical assistance of the Netherlands groups of companies. It will introduce modern world and Dutch technologies on cultivation of land, agricultural production, animal husbandry, as well as manure processing and storage of agricultural products and production of finished dairy products (Dutch cheese).

The Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Benelux countries Dilyor Khakimov presented detailed information on the latest changes in the agro-industrial policy of the country. Particular emphasis was placed on presentation of privileged business conditions for foreign investors.

As it was emphasized, implementation of systemic measures in the agrarian sphere has allowed achieving not only qualitative but also very tangible quantitative results. In recent years, the volume of agricultural production in Uzbekistan has increased more than twofold.

Experts estimate the export potential of the agrarian sector of Uzbekistan at more than 5 billion USD. The country is gradually becoming one of the major exporters of fruits, vegetables and dairy products.

At the meeting, the Ambassador answered questions from representatives of Dutch companies.

According to the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, following the meeting, an agreement was reached on starting the project in early 2019. In particular, in January and the first half of February next year, heads of Dutch companies included in the consortium will visit Uzbekistan.

Sergey Kwan

TCA