Thursday, June 21, 2018

New Investment Guide to Karakalpakstan Published

A new investment guide " Invest in Karakalpakstan " has been published jointly by the State Committee for Investments and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the UNDP with the aim to showcase the improving investment climate in Karakalpakstan and the rest of Uzbekistan.

The Handbook has been prepared in two languages (Russian and English) and is available for download on the link:

Friday, June 1, 2018

Salt Storm hits Nukus

A strong salt storm enveloped large areas of Western Uzbekistan covering the city of Nukus in a layer of salt and dust and reducing visibility to only a few meters. The storm also blocked flights departing from Urgench airport. Strong gusty wind brought salt dust from the Aral Sea shores (and the Aralkum) following warm weather and rain. According to Uzhydromet, in Nukus after a 40-degree heat on Sunday 27th May the temperature dropped to + 20-22 ° C.  The salt laden forcing residents of Nukus to use masks when venturing outdoors as the storm made it difficult to breathe. 

Salt storm from Aral sweeps Western Uzbekistan and Northern Turkmenistan

Photo: A strong salt storm enveloped large areas of Western Uzbekistan and northern Turkmenistan for three days from May 26, the storm has hit the Uzbek regions of Karakalpakstan and Khorezm and the Turkmen province of Dashoguz.