A chemical-industrial technopark will be created in Chirchik

Tatarstan “Himgrad” participates in the project. Residents will receive benefits of FEZ participants.

On February 3, Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on the establishment of a chemical industry technopark in Chirchik. The document is available on the portal Lex.uz .

The project was the result of negotiations between the khokimiyat of the Tashkent region and the government of Tatarstan, with the participation of Uzkimesanoat and Himgrad. The parties agreed to open a branch of technopolis “Himgrad” in Uzbekistan in 2018.

The technopark will be located on an area of 31.2 hectares. He will get a complex of NGOs for the production of rare metals and hard alloys owned by AGMK, as well as a workshop for the production of metallic sodium “Maxam-Chirchik”.

The main tasks of the technopark “Chirchik” will be:

attracting local and foreign investments to organize the production of products with high added value;
creation of energy-efficient, environmentally safe and internationally compliant production facilities;
accelerated localization of the production of high-tech products from local raw materials and materials, the establishment of industrial cooperation;
creation of a unified infrastructure of production, certification, laboratory and other services necessary for the participants of the technopark.

The term of operation of the technopark “Chirchik” will be 30 years, with the possibility of extension. Tax, currency and customs regimes established for special economic zones operate on its territory.

The management company of the technopark can independently prepare proposals for the placement of investment projects, consider applications and appendices to them.

The coordination of the technopark’s activities, the placement of investment projects and the approval of the management company’s decisions will be handled by the administrative council headed by the Prime Minister.

The Entrepreneurship Support Fund will provide guarantees to technopark participants as part of the implementation of investment projects — in particular, up to 8 billion soums on loans to replenish working capital.

In addition, the fund compensates for part of the interest expenses on loans allocated for the implementation of investment projects (no more than 5% above the level exceeding the base rate of the Central Bank).