Uzbekistan and Belarus to jointly produce confectionery products

TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan has reached an agreement with the Kommunarka company of Belarus to set up a joint venture for production of confectionery and pasta in Uzbekistan, the Jahon information agency reports.

The new production facility would be the largest of its kind not only in Central Asia but also in the entire post-Soviet domain.

All equipment and technologies will be procured in Europe. Negotiations are currently underway with the leading equipment manufacturers of Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. That would not just ensure the highest quality on the domestic market, but also allow competing with international manufacturers.

Over a thousand new jobs will be created by the project. The Kommunarka Company is known for its considerable experience and a long history in the production of chocolate and candy products, and has a strong commitment to provide technological support in the organization of confectionery production, where the whole range of goods will be purely an organic product that meets the consumer demand.

Representatives of the Belarussian and Uzbek sides are currently in Europe, conducting negotiations and presentations, seeking and involving foreign partners in the project on the establishment of a joint venture and drawing investments into the Uzbek economy. They are also negotiating with the leading banks of Uzbekistan on their possible participation in the project.

The new facility is expected to launch production in 2018.

Sergey Kwan

TCA

Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
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Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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