|October 3-October 10, 1998|
Uzbekistan to introduce monthly reports on foreign trade
President Islam Karimov has signed a document stipulating
that companies must produce monthly reports on their foreign
trade activities, Interfax reported on 7 October. Starting in
January 1999, "both public and private economic entities" are
required to submit monthly reports of their exports, imports,
and currency flows. Special legislation will be introduced to
punish company heads who do not meet the deadlines.
President of NOC receives Gold Olympic Medal
President of the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan Sobir Ruziev has been awarded a gold Olympic medal for his outstanding contribution to the development of sport in Uzbekistan. Mr. Ruziev said that he would do his best to nominate Uzbekistan to host Asian Games in 2006. On February of 1996 President Islam Karimov was also awarded the Gold Olympic Medal when President of the International Olympic Committee Juan Antonio Samaranch was in Tashkent.
Uzbekistan to produce uranium with France's Cogema
Uzbekistan's Navoiy Mining
and Metallurgical Plant (NGMK) and France's state-owned nuclear fuel
producer Cogema will set up a joint uranium-producing venture, an NGMK
official said late on Monday.
"We have carried out investigative work and got promising results," NGMK
General Director Nikolai Kuchersky told reporters.
He said the companies planned to begin joint uranium production at the Sugraly
deposit, some 450 km (280 miles) west of the Uzbek capital Tashkent. The
deposit has proven reserves of 38,000 tonnes of uranium.
NGMK is Uzbekistan's only producer of nuclear fuel and exports its entire
The Central Asian state of 24 million produced 1,900 tonnes of uranium last
year and plans to boost production to 3,500 tonnes by the year 2000.
NGMK estimates Uzbekistan's total proven uranium reserves at 80,000 tonnes
and probable reserves at 178,000 tonnes.
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