The main tasks in the chemical industry are outlined
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on 24 February to discuss plans for reforming the chemical industry and the main challenges facing the industry this year.
In recent years, concrete steps have been taken to modernize and financially and economically improve the chemical industry, expanding the range of products with high added value. In order to increase the profitability of enterprises in the industry, market mechanisms have been introduced and the pricing procedure has been completely revised. As a result, the industry finished last year with a profit of 2.3 times more than in 2018.
The joint-stock company Navoiazot put into operation a complex for the production of polyvinyl chloride, caustic soda and methanol.
Plants for the production of liquid synthetic fuels are being built on the basis of the Shurtan gas chemical complex, nitric acid, ammonia and urea in Navoiazot JSC.
The head of our state, in his Address to the Parliament and at a joint meeting of the chambers of the Oliy Majlis last month, paying special attention to the development of the chemical industry, set the government a number of tasks for its modernization, widespread implementation of science and innovation.
There are many problems and opportunities that have not yet been tapped. In particular, certain types of chemical products that do not have a complex composition and can be produced in our country are imported. The export structure is not diversified; the share of mineral fertilizers is still large in it. 60 percent of the equipment used is worn out, energy consumption is 2-3 times higher than normal.
The meeting identified tasks for reforming the sphere, improving the efficiency and potential of enterprises.
It was entrusted to critically analyze the activities of each industry enterprise, improve the quality of products, reduce their cost by reducing energy costs. The importance of the introduction of digital technologies, increasing the level of automation of harmful production was emphasized.
The need for the development of new areas of the chemical industry, the wide involvement of foreign investors in this process is indicated.
Particular attention is paid to the production of necessary raw materials for the textile industry, the construction materials industry, the automotive industry, consumer goods, food and pharmaceuticals.
Instructions are given on the prompt launching of the PVC complex of Navoiazot Joint-Stock Company and the design of its second stage to the design capacity.
The issues of selling investors a state share in the joint-stock company Ferghanaazot, Kungrad soda and Dekhkanabad potash plants were raised.
The necessity of expanding the production of small-tonnage chemical products, the organization for this purpose of a small industrial zone on the basis of unused areas of Navoiazot JSC was emphasized.
As you know, this year has been declared in our country as the Year of the Development of Science, Education and the Digital Economy, the areas of knowledge that will be given priority attention have been identified. Among them is chemistry, the importance of which at the present stage of our development is difficult to overestimate.
In this regard, at today's meeting, the critical importance of the development of chemical education and science, the training of modern personnel was noted. The necessity of enhancing the integration of science and production, ensuring the consonance of research with the needs of industry enterprises is indicated.
Instructions are given on organizing a research institute together with South Korea, and on improving the training system at the Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology.
Responsible persons provided information on the issues discussed and plans for the future.