21:31 / 26.06.2020
Sales of Volkswagen and Škoda cars to begin in Uzbekistan from 2020 

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution on measures to implement a project to organize Volkswagen production in Uzbekistan.

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It should be recalled that in March, Uzavtosanoat and Volkswagen Group Rus signed an agreement on the production of light commercial vehicles in the Jizzakh free economic zone. The project is being implemented on the basis of the Jizzakh Automobile Plant LLC.

According to the document, the project will be implemented in two stages.

At the first stage, in 2020-2021, it is planned to import finished Volkswagen and Škoda cars. Dealer and service networks will also be created in Fergana, Tashkent and Jizzakh.

Until November 2021, it was instructed to develop, coordinate and conclude an investment agreement on the transition to the second stage of the project.

“The second stage will provide for the organization of a full production cycle (starting from 2022). Issues related to the volume of investments and export of automobiles will also be settled,” Oybek Ayubov, Director General of the Jizzakh Automobile Plant, said. 

In addition, under the decree, more than 40 gas filling stations will also be created in Uzbekistan, which will sell gasoline and diesel fuel of Euro-5 standard.