Uzbekistan plans to increase capacities of cold storages up to 1m tonnes
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Uzbekistan is planning to increase total volume of cold storages, used for storing fruits and vegetables, up to 1 million tonnes by the end of 2020, chairperson of the board of Uzbekoziqovqatholding Odilhon Rustamov said.
He noted that currently there are more than 1,300 cold storages in Uzbekistan with a total capacity of simultaneous storage of more than 800,000 tonnes. These stores use progressive methods of storage of fruits and vegetables with an integrated approach to its sorting, packaging and calibration.
As a result of the creation of new facilities for the storage of fruits and vegetables, Uzbekistan will reduce losses of fruits and vegetables by over 10%.
Rustamov said that Uzbekistan also intends to create new warehouses as part of standard trade and logistics centers. He noted that Uzbekistan plans to build over 15 such centers for more than US$115 million.