Премьер-министр Таджикистана Кохир Расулзода 18 мая посетил СЭЗ «Сугд» и ознакомился с работами по подготовке к открытию таджикско-турецкого предприятия «Арча мебель». Торжественное открытие данного субъекта с участием Главы государства планируется осуществить в рамках празднования 21-ой годовщины Дня национального единства. Премьера сопровождали председатель области Р.Ахмадзода и мэр Худжанда М. Мухаммадзода.
Информацию о ходе подготовки премьеру предоставил учредитель предприятия Дадохон Очилов, отметив, что все работы ведутся по установленному графику и согласуются с министерством экономразвития и областной администрацией.
Премьер отметил о необходимости качественной реализации всех производственных процессов и поручил в назначенные сроки завершить подготовительные работы. Он призвал руководство области и города оказать содействие субъектам в вопросах благоустройства территории.
Напомним, что таджикско-турецкое предприятие «Арча-мебель» будет производить мебель для учебных, медицинских и административных учреждений. Вложенные инвестиции в производство составляют 7 млн.сомони. На предприятии будут обеспечены работой 46 человек.
The representative offices of Sughd FEZ were opened in Chinese Xian and Shanghai
Sughd Free Economic Zone has opened its representative office in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province and Shanghai City, China. An agreement on this was reached during the recent visit of the Head of FEZ Administration Firdavs Olymzodа to China.
The representation will contribute to the strengthening of interaction with Chinese partners, respond quickly to requests, raise the level of information and technical support.
The representative office intends to promote the interests of Sughd FEZ with the purpose of attracting investments and creating companies, including consultations and conduction of organizational works.
The head of the representative office in Xian is Firdavs Atazhanov and Emomali Saidov in Shanghai.
Contacts of representations:
710024, PRC, Shenxi Province, Xi'an, FEZ “Chanba”
The head of Administration of Sughd Free Economic Zone Firdavs Olimzoda participated in the expanded meeting of the Alliance for the Development of Industrial Parks, which was organized as part of the “One Belt, One Way” program on May 13 in Xi'an city, China. The goal of the event was to contribute the expansion of cooperation in various fields between Shaanxi Province and countries along the Silk Road. The organizer of this event was the Administration of the ecological zone “Chanba”.
The visit of the Firdavs Olimzoda to Xi'an took place at the invitation of the Chinese business consulting company “Huahe International”.
Within the framework of the meeting, the opening ceremony of the Business Service Center was held, which will become a platform for deepening mutual understanding and joint development among the participating countries.
Firdavs Olimzoda was given an opportunity to present the potential of Sughd FEZ for a wide range of representatives of major Chinese and international companies. After the presentation, the representatives of these companies expressed their interest in establishing a mutually beneficial partnership and more detailed acquaintance with the activities of Sughd FEZ. As well as, the negotiations were held on a return visit of Chinese business circles to Sughd FEZ.
During the event, the ceremony of opening a representative office of Sughd FEZ in the economic zone "Chanba" was held and the representatives were appointed in Shaanxi Province and in Shanghai city. They will promote the interests of FEZ, disseminate information among business circles and attract potential investors.
Also, Firdavs Olimzoda has visited a number of enterprises and held negotiations with the leaders of woodworking enterprises, tea and cotton processors.
As a result of the visit, a quadripartite cooperation agreement was signed between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan, Sughd FEZ, the economic zone of “Chanba” and “Huahe International” company.
On May 17, 2018, a group of Korean manufacturers led by Korea’s sales representative in Uzbekistan Mr. Seongyeon (Daniel) Cho visited Sughd Free Economic Zone. The group of guests consisted of more than 30 representatives of various spheres of business in South Korea.
The purpose of their visit was to study the possibilities to deliver their products into local markets and find opportunities for possible cooperation in various business areas.
In Sughd FEZ the guests got acquainted with the activity and products of the woodworking enterprise “Archa”.
Then the guests took part in the Business forum of entrepreneurs of Sughd and the Republic of Korea held in Kohi Matbuot complex. The moderator of the forum was the Deputy Chairman of the Sughd region Anvar Yakubi, who has warmly welcomed guests. Within the framework of the forum, the Head Sughd FEZ Administration Firdavs Olimzoda has presented to the Korean guests the investment opportunities provided in Sughd Free Zone. At the end of the forum B2B meetings between Korean and local entrepreneurs were held, where took part the representatives of the Administration and subjects of Sughd FEZ too.
On May 8, 2018, businessmen and investors from Saudi Arabia have visited the Sughd Free Economic Zone. The delegation was headed by the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Tajikistan Abdulaziz ibn Muhammad Al - Badi and the Director of the Department of International Relations of the State Committee for Investments of Saudi Arabia Al – Mifki Badr Muhammad.
The delegation members stayed in Khujand on a two-day visit to take part in the joint forum of entrepreneurs and investors of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which was held on May 9 in Guliston city. An investment forum with a broad participation of entrepreneurs of Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia will be held in Dushanbe on May 10, this year.
In FEZ "Sughd" the delegation got acquainted with the activities of Tajprof and Archa enterprises and learned the advantages and benefits provided to investors in the zone.
It should be noted that during the period of 2007-2017, the investors from Saudi Arabia have invested 160.2 million USD to the economy of Tajikistan. An increasing part of the amount had been directed to the fields of education, health and road projects.
The opportunities of Sughd free economic zone were presented within the business forum of business communities of Sughd region, Tajikistan, and the Samarkand region, Uzbekistan, which was held on April 20-22, 2018 in Samarkand city.
At the exhibition of consumer goods, held during the forum on April 21, five subjects of FEZ have also demonstrated their products. In the pavilions of “Tajprof”, “Real”, “Silkoat-Boya”, “Archa” and “Archa-Mebel” enterprises a wide range of products was showcased.
During the forum, the head of Administration of Sughd free zone Firdavs Olimzoda made a presentation on the opportunities and preferences provided in FEZ Sughd. In addition, the information on the potential of the enterprises “Silkoat-Boya”, “Archa” and “Archa-Mebel” was given by Umarov Mumin Adviser to the Chairman of the Board of woodworkers Association “Kedr”.
It should be noted that the opening ceremony of the exhibition and forum took place with the participation of Sughd region Governor Rajabboy Ahmadzoda and the Head of Samarkand region Turobjon Juraev.
Also within the framework of the forum were held B2B meetings between businessmen of two regions where Firdavs Olimzoda and the head of the department for international relations and investment attraction Mirzoyon Mirzomanon, including representatives of FEZ Sughd subjects took part.
Throughout the forum, Sughd free zone’s representatives communicated actively with Uzbek entrepreneurs, including discussions of the prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation with Samarkand colleagues from Urgut free economic zone. The negotiations were fixed by the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding on mutually beneficial cooperation between the Administration of FEZ Sughd and the Directorate of FEZ Urgut.
As a result of negotiations FEZ Sughd companies “Silkoat-Boya”, “Archa” and “Archa-Mebel” have signed agreements for the supply of products to Uzbekistan in the amount of 2.5 million US dollars. In addition, a preliminary agreement was reached on the production of furniture for medical institutions between the company “Archa-Mebel” and the Uzbek company “Stekloplastik”.
It is noteworthy that a friendly match took place within the framework of the business forum between the football teams Dynamo (Samarkand) and Khujand (Khujand), as well as a big concert was held with the participation of artists from both regions. The delegation of Sughd region also got acquainted with the sights of Samarkand and visited the world famous historical monuments of the ancient city.
April 12, 2018 the Russian business delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Processing Industry of the Orenburg region Maslov Mikhail Grigorievich has visited Sughd Free Economic Zone. The guests were accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Sughd region Anvar Yaqubi.
For the guests there was organized an excursion around Sughd Free Economic Zone with the number of visits to several enterprises. In the technical college the minister got acquainted not only with the activities of the educational institution, visited classrooms and the dining room, but also talked with some students.
The delegation has also visited the company for the production of plastic containers “Star Plast”, paint and varnish enterprise “Silkoat Boya”, the aluminum profile plant “Tajprof” and the woodworking enterprise “Archa”.
At the end of the visit the guests were able to once again communicate in “Archa” confrence hall with Administration and mentioned subject’s representatives in an informal atmosphere and ask their intersted questions about the conditions and preferences provided in Sughd Free Economic Zone.
It should be noted that the visit of the Orenburg delegation to Sughd region took place in the framework of the III regional forum of contracting held April 13-14 in Guliston city.
July 4, 2018 the Governor of Sughd area Rajabboy Ahmadzoda held a retreat with the directors of FEZ Sughd’s subjects and reveiwed the course of building works.
The Head of Administration Firdavs Olimzoda reported on the construction progress of new enterprises, whose activities will be geared towards replacing imported goods with goods of domestic origin.
The first site of Chairman’s visit was Tajik-Turkish company “Archa mebel” which is now at final stretch in building of a plant on manufacture of furniture for educational, health and administrative offices. The factory is being built on the base of former plant for gaz supplies that is not functioning from the collapse period of Sovet Union. At the moment, the plant carries out the start-up and adjustment of equipment for the production of school furniture. The metal accessories and components are made in the test mode; the workshop for the production of a wooden bases is being prepared for launching and the warehouse for storaging of finished products is being built. The grand opening of the plant and the release of first products are planned to June this year.
The next point was the enterprise “Asiapolytex” engaged in production of polypropylene bags. Firdavs Olimzoda described the course of construction of the facility. At the moment a construction site on the territory of 6 hectares has been prepared. The works on alignment of the relief, filling of depressions and pits are finished; designing of water supply has been carried out and a pit has been excavated.
The Governor continued by reviewing the job-site of OJSC “Mobile mechanized column of Khujand city” financed with local investments, which plans the release of metal-plastic products. At the moment the construction of the frame of the main workshop has been completed; the finishing works are underway; a transformer unit for 2 MW is under construction; the administrative building and additional workshops are being reconstructed.
While welcoming the progress of the work, the Chairman of the region led the attention of management to the need for improvement and gardening of the territory of Sughd free zone.
March 14, Mr. Valentin Beitler and Heinrich Schaffler the German enterprenurs came to Sughd free economic zone.
The aim of the visit was to explore the possibilities for establishing of a joint venture in providing hotel services and repair and maintenance of cars and trucks.
At the meeting, the Head of Administration Olimzoda Firdavs gave a detailed presentation on investment opportunities in FEZ, as well as he eleborated on the succesfull experience of joint ventures in FEZ Sughd. The issues on land use, communication, logistics and possibilities for further expansion of scope of activties were considered as well.
As the result of meeting, it had been agreed to continue negotiations on the registration of the company and the preparation of a business plan.
February 12, 2018 the representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Naoko Nishikawa – project formulation advisor and Shokirjon Makhmadov - program officer have visited Sughd Free Economic Zone.
The goal of the visit was to study the current situation and the main trends in the development of the logistics industry in the region and FEZ’s the prospects for for participation in the process.
Mirzoyon Mirzomanon Mirzokalon - the Head of the International Department demonstrated the presentation of Sughd FEZ. During the meeting, the initiatives and projects of FEZ aimed at developing the logistics industry, including possible areas of mutually beneficial cooperation were discussed.
At the end of the meeting, it was decided to continue consultations and exchange of views on discussed issues.