Five hundred new jobs and export of all products

    Uzbekistan 29 February 2024 1673

    During the visit to Khorezm region, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the activities of the textile enterprise of the Khiva Cluster LLC.

    Special attention in Uzbekistan is paid to producing value-added products based on deep processing of raw materials. In particular, clusters are creating modern enterprises in the agro-industrial sector, and the production of finished products is expanding.

    One such factory was organized in Khiva district. The company has installed advanced equipment from Türkiye, Germany, and China. Having launched production in November last year, the company employed 500 people.

    The factory can produce 7 thousand tons of yarn, 4 thousand tons of knitted fabric, and 10 million units of sewing and knitwear products annually. Most importantly, their quality meets international standards. Therefore, all manufactured products are exported. The annual export potential of the enterprise is about $15 million.

    Here, the Head of state inspected the production process and talked with employees.

    In accordance with the trend of transition to green technologies in the economy, the company pays special attention to energy efficiency. For example, in the autumn/winter, the premises are heated with hot water obtained during the production process, saving a large amount of natural gas. In addition, solar panels with a total capacity of 60 kW are installed on the roofs of the buildings. All this helps reduce production costs.

    The company has a quality control and vocational training center. Waste recycling has been established.

    Last year, the textile cluster grew almost 20 thousand tons of cotton. 1,545 hectares were irrigated using the drip method.

    From 2018 to 2023, the cluster implemented projects worth $105 million, creating an export potential of $50 million per year. More than 800 young people work in the cluster system. Currently, together with other enterprises, about 20 products, such as oil, soap, eggs, dairy products, and shoes, are produced.

    The President got acquainted with the cluster’s plans for the future. In particular, new projects provide for increased production of raw cotton and its value-added products and the localization of light-duty trucks. In the coming years, the cluster intends to switch to waste-free production.

    By implementing the following projects, the number of cluster employees is planned to increase from 10 thousand to 30 thousand.