Last weekend, Governor of the Tajik northern province of Sughd Rajabboy Ahmadzoda heading an official delegation visited Uzbekistan’s Tashkent region.

The delegation members included heads of Khujand and Guliston cities as well as Bobojon-Ghafourov, Zafarobod and Spitamen districts and top managers of a number of Sughd-based enterprises and farming units, according to the Sughd governor’s office. 

The main purpose of this two-day visit reportedly was for the delegation to expand friendly relations and get acquainted with economic achievements of Tashkent region.   

The Tajik delegation visited a number of intensive orchards, innovative greenhouses and enterprises for processing farm produce and the products of livestock systems.  

Members of the Tajik delegation also get acquainted with a number of Tashkent-based industrial enterprises.  

During the visit, Sughd governor held talks with Uzbekistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov, Agriculture Minister Jamshed Khojayev and Tashkent Region governor Davron Hidoyatov to discuss bilateral cooperation.  

Tashkent Region is a region of Uzbekistan, located in the northeastern part of the country, between the Syr Darya River and the Tien Shan Mountains.  It borders with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Sirdaryo Region and Namangan Region.  It covers an area of 15,300 km². The population is estimated to be around 4,450,000.

Tashkent Region is the most economically developed in Uzbekistan.  Industry includes energy production, mining, metallurgy, fertilizers, chemicals, electronics, textiles, cotton purification, food processing and footwear.

Tashkent Region also has a highly developed agricultural industry, based primarily on irrigation.  The main crops are cotton and hemp, but cereals, melons and gourds, fruit and vegetables and citrus fruits are increasing.  Livestock is also important.

The region has a well-developed transportation infrastructure, with over 360 kilometers of railways and 3,771 kilometers of surfaced roads.