Uzbek - Chinese joint venture, Titan Cement new 'state of the art' Cement plant in the Karauzyak region of Karakalpakstan has been completed and has started operation. The plant has a production capacity of 0.2Mt of high-quality cement per annum.
The total cost of the project exceeded US$25m and has resulted in the creation of more than 200 jobs.
Through the installation of modern equipment, the new plant is able to produce high-quality cement in compliance with international standards. It is looking to sell its product to the domestic market, whilst also exporting cement to neighbouring countries including Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
Eight cement plants now operate in Uzbekistan, with a total production capacity of more than 8.6Mta. By year end 2020, Uzbekistan plans to double this capacity to approximately 16.7Mta.