Uzbekistan set to become tea producer

TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan in the next few years intends to become a serious player in the tea market. In four regions of the country — Navoi, Tashkent, Jizzakh and Surkhandarya — industrial plantations will be established to grow tea with a total area of 283 hectares which by 2025 will annually produce 189 tons of tea, the Jahon information agency reports.

To organize this work, the Scientific and Production Center for the Development of Tea Production will be established in the country. Its founders are Uzbekoziqovqatholding, Wau Tea Group and VIM Trade Group, as well as tea farms.

The Center will organize the harvesting of seed and tea seedlings, developing technology for cultivating this crop, taking into account the climate and other conditions of the country, creating industrial tea plantations, and gradually increasing the volume of tea production.

In addition, it will be responsible for the introduction of modern lines of industrial processing and packaging of tea products, the development of systems to maintain high-quality goods and marketing to bring them to foreign markets, maintain contacts with world tea producers to share experiences and attract modern proven technologies for tea and tea products.

Among the first steps of the new Center is the establishment of an enterprise for the production of tea and tea goods in the Zaamin district of the Jizzakh region.

Sergey Kwan