Uzbekistan to build $600 million fertiliser plant

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TASHKENT -- Uzbekistan's Uzkimyosanoat (Uzbek Chemical Industry) and Samsung are planning to build a $600 million (5 trillion UZS) urea and ammonia production plant in Syr Darya (Sirdaryo) Province, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's press office said in a statement Tuesday (February 19).

The enterprise is expected to produce 400,000 tonnes of ammonia and 600,000 tonnes of urea per year, said the statement. Ultimately, the substances will be used for fertiliser.

Mirziyoyev visited the construction site in Yangiyer city Tuesday during a trip to the province.

"Nowhere else you can find such favourable infrastructure as in Syr Darya," he said. "This is a very profitable, promising project."

Uzkimyosanoat plans to complete another plant in co-operation with Japan's Mitsubishi next year, according to the Tashkent Times. That plant will produce 660,000 tonnes of ammonia and 577,500 tonnes of urea per year.

That $985.7 million (8.2 trillion UZS) project -- the largest chemical enterprise in Uzbekistan -- is being implemented at Navoiazot.

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