Uzbekistan-Latvia JV to launch logistics center for processing fruit and vegetables

TASHKENT (TCA) — A new logistics center for processing fruit and vegetables, founded by the Uzbekistan-Latvian joint venture Olchazor Impex, will soon be commissioned in Shahrisabz in Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan, the Jahon information agency reported.

It will specialize in sorting and processing of fruit and vegetable products, laboratory testing for compliance with international requirements, packaging and exporting fresh, chilled and dried products.

Once the center reaches its full operation capacity, it will export more than 25,000 tons of products per year to Europe, CIS countries, China, India, and South Korea. Over a thousand people will get permanent jobs.

The center will launch a refrigerating warehouse with a capacity of 5,350 tons, a drying line for 1,000 tons of fruit and vegetable products, a sorting line for legumes with a capacity of 2,000 tons, as well as a brokerage office and a logistics department by September 1, in accordance with the instructions of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev given during his visit to the Kashkadarya region earlier this month.

“Our region has ample capacities in processing and export of fruit and vegetable products,” said Dilshod Yorov, Organization Director of the Center. “The new logistics center will also contribute to the development of this sector. We currently undertake large-scale initiatives on the repair of existing and construction of new production facilities.”

By January 1, 2018, it is planned to create an intensive garden with drip irrigation technology, quick cooling lines for 6,000 tons of products per year, processing of 2,000 tons of raisins, dried plums and apricots, and a modern laboratory on 88 hectares of the center’s territory.

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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