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30 August 2018 | Source: National news agency Uzbekistan (UzA) 412

The President gave important instructions for the further improvement of Bekabad

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Bekabad city of Tashkent region on August 29 and got acquainted with the activities of the JSC “Uzbek Metallurgical Plant”.

At this plant which is one of the largest production projects in the country enameled dishes and other consumer goods are processed by processing pieces of black metal and waste.

Within the framework of the President's Decree "On the development program of JSC Uzmetkombinat for 2018-2020" on January 9, 2018, large-scale economic projects are implemented at the plant which yield the expected results.

The shop for the production of ferroalloys is one of them.

The head of state solemnly put into operation a new ferroalloy plant with a project cost of $ 60 million equipped with modern energy-saving technologies and advanced equipment.

The event was attended by workers' enterprises, responsible workers of the sphere, foreign investors.

It is necessary to rationally use every piece of land, build additional production facilities, create new jobs, the President said.

The new workshop was built in conjunction with the South Korean company “Posco Daewoo” and is capable of producing 25,000 tons of ferrosilicon and Ferro silicon manganese a year. This will not only fully cover the demand of the metallurgical industry, but also export an average of 8,000 tons of ferroalloys a year and provide an inflow of currency of $ 12 million and reduce imports. More than 300 young men and women will receive permanent work here.

The President laid the foundation stone of the foundry and rolling complex.

The total cost of the project is 452 million US dollars; more than 400 new jobs will be created. With the full-scale project, in 2020, it will be possible to produce an additional one million tons of steel sheets 2-12 millimeters thick per year.

As a result, imports of steel sheets will decrease, which will save $ 350 million a year. At the same time, the annual demand for 500 thousand tons of hot-rolled sheets, which are the main raw materials of the currently under construction Tashkent Metallurgical Plant, will be fully provided. The Italian company "Danieli" will be building the casting and rolling complex.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev talked with the employees and employees of the plant. I inquired about the conditions created for their effective work and substantial rest.

He also got acquainted with the investment potential of the Tashkent region, projects that will be implemented in 2018-2019 in the framework of socio-economic development programs.

Responsible persons are given relevant instructions for further improvement of projects.

The trip of the head of state to the Tashkent region continues.

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