12.05.2017 12 мая СЭЗ «Сугд» посетила делегация Парламента Республики Дагестан. Данный визит состоялся в рамках официального визита главы Дагестана Рамазана Абдулатипова в Согдийскую область.
Целью рабочего визита дагестанской делегации стало ознакомление с производственным и инвестиционным потенциалом СЭЗ «Сугд».
Гостям была представлена информация о деятельности СЭЗ и инвестиционных проектах.
В ходе визита для гостей был проведен экскурс по двум крупным заводам - Арча и Таджпроф, которые оснащены современным оборудованием и производят качественную продукцию международных стандартов.
Отметим, что глава Дагестана Рамазан Абдулатипов и председатель Согдийской области Абдурахмон Кодири подписали соглашение, которое предусматривает торгово-экономическое, научно-техническое и гуманитарное сотрудничество между Дагестаном и Согдийской областью.
17.04.2017 On April 17 the representatives of the German Development Bank (KfW) in Tajikistan have visited a Technical College of Khujand - the subject of Sughd free zone.
The college officials provided the guests with information about the benefits and relevance of the college, where more than 300 students are currently studying.
While speaking about the purposes of their visit the guests noted that the KfW bank is undertaking initiation to support technical educational institutions in Tajikistan with aim of attracting young people from remote areas to obtain technical professions for their future better employment both inside the republic and abroad.
During the meeting various areas of support were discussed, in particular, assistance in building a dormitory, improving the technical equipment of the college and providing special literature. The possibility of opening of college's branch in Khatlon area, where there are no such educational institutions was discussed as well.
At the end of the meeting the parties agreed to continue negotiations and expressed their intention to study all the details of the meeting separately with their colleagues.
14.04.2017 Every year meetings with partners are held in the Administration of Sughd free zone, where plans of future cooperation and priority directions of activity are discussed.
Thus, on April 14, a meeting was held with the representatives of the United Nations Development Program in Tajikistan (UNDP). The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues related to the implementation of the “Contribute to Trade” project.
As it was noted by the UNDP representatives the third phase of the project is being completed, where the main priority areas include the improving of the business environment and supporting entrepreneurship.
At the end of the meeting, the representatives of UNDP expressed their hope for the mutually beneficial cooperation with the aim of assisting to the improvement of business environment and staffing potential.
On April 3, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Tajikistan Mr. Victor Nikityuk has visited Sughd free economic zone within the framework of his official visit to Sughd region.
Mr. Victor Nikityuk has made numerous visits to Sughd free zone, which demonstrate his great interest in FEZ activities and the purpose of this visit was to see and hear the achieved results of FEZ since his last visit.
First he has visited Archa LLC - one of the largest plants of Free zone, where timber doors and windows are produced in national style. Khurshed Gafurov a director of the company conducted a tour of the plant and told about the cooperation of the enterprise with Ukrainian wood companies.
Also, the Ambassador visited a technical college which is successfully operating in the territory of Free zone for the last 3 years.
In the Administration of FEZ Mr. Victor Nikityuk met with its leaders. Uktam Normatov Deputy Head of Administration told the Ambassador about new registered entities and about the news in FEZ activities. Viktor Nikityuk noted that from his side there will be all possible assistance to strengthen the Ukrainian-Tajik relations. At the end of the meeting it was decided to maintain friendly relations.
24.02.2017. 24th February 2017, the French Ambassador to Tajikistan Ms. Yasmine Guedard during her first official visit to Sughd region has visited Sughd free economic zone.
The presentation of FEZ Sughd was demonstrated to guests, during which Ms. Jasmine Guedard found answers to her questions. The Head of the Administration Firdavs Alimov focused the attention of guest on the implementation of investment projects, such as the construction of railway construction, trade and logistics center and exhibition complex.
The subject of discussion was also assisting in the dissemination of information about the potential of FEZ Sughd among the French business circles and supports the participation of representatives of the Administration and FEZ entities in events organized by MEDEF - Movement of Enterprises of France, where more than 800 thousand French companies cooperate with each other.
At the end of the meeting, some informational materials about FEZ Sughd were given to the Ambassador of France for their further dissemination among the French business communities.
17.02.2017. On February 17 2017 several businessmen visited Sughd Free Economic Zone to discuss possible areas of cooperation. The main article of the meeting was the discussion of possible business opportunities for the development of cooperation between German and Tajik entrepreneurs.
The guests told about the opportunities of cooperation the benefits of which are obvious to both sides. During the meeting such kind of collaboration areas, like the manufacture of hoses, glassware, German tiles, stationery products, processing of dried fruits, etc.
At the end of the meeting, the guests noted that there is a potential for cooperation in Tajikistan and the country is rich in mineral resources with well-developing industry. The use of technology offered by German companies will enable the region to produce high-quality products for the domestic and foreign markets.
13.01.2017. January 13, 2017 pupils of 11th grade of the secondary schools of Khatlon and Sughd regions, who won the competition and became participants of the winter camp organized with an initiative of Sughd chairman and within the framework of the National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan funded by USAID, have visited FEZ Sughd for familiarization. The aim of the project is to teach the current generation to the nuances and the basics of entrepreneurship and prepare them for independent living.
The meeting was held in the conference hall of the Technical College, subject of FEZ, where study more than 350 students from different regions of the country.
The presentation of FEZ and the college was demonstrated to the audience. After the presentations, participants asked their interesting questions.
The meeting was held in very warm and friendly atmosphere.
12.01.2017. January 11-12, 2017 Mr. Joseph Lim - the coordinator of the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) came to Sughd region to discuss the implementation of the project of construction of a railroad line from “Spitamen” station to Sughd Free economic zone. During the visit, various issues of the project were discussed, as well as held several meetings and negotiations with stakeholders and future users of this line.
During the meeting in the Administration of Sughd free zone the feasibility study, construction and financing of the project were discussed. At the meeting director of investment company “Original Tajikistan”, which was registered in the last year as the subject of FEZ to take part in the attraction of investments for the realization of the railway and other investment projects of FEZ.
Construction of the railroad will promote not only to the growth of the export potential of free zone subjects but also positively impacts to the improvement of the private sector in Sughd area. This railway line may be an integral part of the future railroad to the cotton, the mining and processing industrial companies located on the right bank of the Syr Darya River.
It should be noted that the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility funded by Asian Development Bank, which promotes and supports public–private partnership (PPP) project is considering the possibility of funding the feasibility study of the railroad project.
03.01.2017 As of January 1, 2017 2 companies were registered as the subjects of Sughd FEZ and 7 of them with foreign capital. In 2016 three new subjects with total investment amount of 11 million TJS were registered.
The volume of manufactured products of Sughd free zone entities in 2016 amounted to 73.3 million. Somoni (growth rate is 27.4%). Export of goods amounted to 9.4 million TJS (growth rate is 93%). The products were exported to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.
Payments to the budget made $ 12.6 million TJS.
The average number of employees in subjects of FEZ “Sughd” is 400 people. The level of the average monthly salary is 1100 TJS.
The total amount of investments of subjects is 3.5 million TJS.
16.11.2016. On November 16, 2016, Mr. Akhremchik A.S. a head of Administration of FEZ “Minsk” on the delegation consisting of members of Belarusian Commercial and industry chamber’s branch in Minsk city led by deputy director general Mrs. Dubova Tatyana Yaroslavovna visited Sughd free zone. The delegation was accompanied by representatives of Belarusian giant brands, such as MAZ (manufacture of trucks and passenger vehicles), BelOMO (production of optical-mechanical ware), Glassworks Neman (crystal and glass production) and others.
The meeting was held in the conference hall of FEZ subject Archa LLC, where were put the samples of furniture for educational institutions, which will be manufactured in future by a new subject of Sughd FEZ Archa-Mebel LLC. This conference hall was not chosen accidently, because Archa closely collaborates with Belarusian suppliers of wood and lumber and in the case of economic improvement establishment of a joint venture is planned.
Head of Administration of Sughd FEZ Mr. Alimov greeted and welcomed guests and told about the background of two countries and remembered of Belarusian experts during the foundation of Sughd FEZ including cooperation with Vitebsk and Brest free zones.
During the meeting Mr. Alimov comprehensively told about privileges and advantages provided for investors in Sughd free zone. He assured the delegation that any Belarusian company which is aiming in opening its branch or going to produce in Tajikistan will not be mistaken by choosing Sughd FEZ as the best and appropriate place.
The presentation about the activities of group of companies of Kedr Association, which includes three FEZ subjects, was demonstrated by the director of Archa-mebel LLC Dadobaev Narzullo. He has highlighted three main motives to strengthen mutual cooperation with Belarusian partners – technology, raw material and establishment of joint ventures with using and advancement of Belarusian brands.
At the sides exchanged with ideas on how to make bilateral cooperation. The culmination of the meeting became a conclusion of a memorandum between Sughd FEZ and Minsk FEZ.