Samarkand region is implementing the largest investment project for the construction of a plant for the production of plant protection chemicals on the territory of the Urgut-2 FEZ of Nurabad district – Shchelkovo Agrokhim, which will become the largest enterprise of this kind in Central Asia. This became known during a press tour for media representatives, organized by the administration of the Samarkand region.
The construction of a plant for the production of plant protection chemicals in Samarkand region is another investment project of the Russian company Shchelkovo Agrokhim, equipment is being installed in the shops, a warehouse is almost ready. Delivery of the production facility is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022. The Russian side fully finances the construction.
Thanks to this project, farmers will have access to high-quality plant protection products that were previously imported from the Russian Federation. In addition, the project will make a great contribution to strengthening economic ties between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
It should be noted that recently favorable conditions have been created in the Republic for the development of entrepreneurial activity. For example, in Samarkand region there is one of the country’s largest industrial and technical clusters, the Urgut FEZ. A favorable investment climate contributes to the implementation of Shchelkovo Agrokhim’s plans. All this gives access to technologies that meet the highest requirements in this area.
“All the best that has been accumulated in the Russian company today will be sold in its subsidiary in Samarkand. The production capacity of the plant will cover the needs for chemical plant protection products not only in Uzbekistan, but will also be in demand in neighboring republics,” said Anvar Khalbaevich Mirzaev, Director General of the Russian-Uzbek JV LLC.
On 2-3 December 2021, an expanded meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordinating Council on seed production of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Authorized States Parties to the Bishkek and Minsk Agreements on seed production was held in Samarkand.
At the event, the general director of Shchelkovo Agrokhim, Salis Karakotov, proposed creating a Central Asian breeding, seed-growing and technological center on the basis of the company’s plant being built in Samarkand. These two structures have recently shown that for the further development of agriculture in independent states, new agricultural seeds are required, which have been tested and are able to survive in different climatic conditions and give good yields.
During the meeting, the khokim of Samarkand region Erkinjon Turdimov expressed gratitude to the general director of Shchelkovo Agrokhim for the investment project for the construction of a plant for the production of chemical plant protection products and long-term scientific and practical work on the creation of new drugs, on the development of new varieties of agricultural crops, for constant operational assistance in matters of supply of plant protecting chemical products, a great contribution to the strengthening of economic ties between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
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