Go green! Looping plastic recycling in Uzbekistan (#2 out of 5)
URGUT Free Economic Zone, Samarkand region, Uzbekistan
A series of photos illustrates the whole process starting from plastic assembling to manufacturing high-quality carpets within URGUT Free Economic Zone in Samarkand region of Uzbekistan. A textile joint venture created in partnership with the Turkish brand helps to create more than 150 jobs Benefitting from a special tax regime and custom preferences, the company became competitive to fill import and export needs.
USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia works with free economic zones across the region. The overall goal is to facilitate trade and employment in horticulture, tourism, transport and logistics across the five Central Asian economies. By incentivizing firms to become more regionally competitive and by addressing cross-border impediments to trade, USAID helps to develop a more diverse and competitive private sector and generate export-driven growth.