Small but Resourceful
In Uzbekistan, the new “Orzu” small industrial zone has started operating.
It is planned to implement in this area 22 projects totaling more than 142 billion soums in such sectors as light industry, production of foods, printing products, medical equipment, polyethylene bags and films, energy saving lamps.
Over the past time, within the framework of the execution of these directives, special attention was paid to the allocation of land to business entities, the formation of road infrastructure, electricity and water supply systems, and the allocation of loans. As a result of work to create the necessary conditions for setting up industrial production, 10 enterprises were put into operation on the territory of the zone.
“In the small industrial zone, organized on the initiative of the President of our country, we have opened one more enterprise for the production of garments,” said the head of the Istiqlol Design Markazi B. Umarov. “Our trouser suits, produced under the brand name Ideal, are in high demand not only in our nation, but also in the foreign market. Setting up such zones is a good opportunity for entrepreneurs, and it is important to use this rationally.”
In an area of more than one and a half hectares, Orzu Ideal Tekstil has implemented a project worth 24 billion soums. At this enterprise, a production capacity of 250,000 pieces of clothing per year and an expected volume of exports of $ 2 million, 500 jobs have been created. In the next stage of the project, 250 more people will be provided with work.
In addition, as a good gift to the celebration of national independence, about a thousand jobs have been created in the Orzu industrial zone in such enterprises as Porloq Tekstil Liboslari, Nurobod Sifat Tekstil, Ulug-B, White Gold Towel Textile, Kvars Sanoat Servis, Bosir Tekstil Servis, Sugdiyona Fayz Tekstil, Universal Food Trade, Mega Eco Plast.
Following the full implementation of all the projects, the annual capacity of production in the small industrial zone will exceed 82 billion soums, while about 4 thousand people will be provided with employment. The bulk of the products will be exported.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his trip to Namangan region this May got acquainted with the projects being realized in this small industrial zone, gave due instructions on their timely and high-quality implementation. In the future, three more small industrial zones, Yuksalish, Pakhtalikul, Khonobod, are expected to be organized in Namangan. This will create in excess of 12,000 new jobs.