China to invest $300 mn in cotton processing in Tajikistan

China State Machinery Industry Construction Group Inc will help the Shino Tajikistan Kulyab Textile Industry Park raise $300 million for processing cotton fibre in Tajikistan. The groupís trade manager Hu Sina led a delegation of Chinese businessmen to the country and met minister of economic development and trade Nematullo Hikmatullozoda in March first week. 

The park is located in the new Kulyab free economic zone (FEZ). The resolution to establish the Kulyab FEZ was adopted by the Tajik Government in February end. Four FEZs operate at present in the republic. 

Investment in this enterprise is expected to be carried out in two stages. Financing during the first stage will be $130 million, whereas it will be and $170 million during the second, media in the
Commonwealth of Independent States zone reported citing the press service of the Tajik ministry of economic development and trade. 

The park will create 5,500 jobs and annual processing of cotton will be 35,000 tonnes. 

China Machinery Industry Construction Group Inc is the largest state corporation for construction China. 

Until the middle of the 2000s, cotton was considered one of the two main exports of Tajikistan.

 

 

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