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Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Metallurgical Plant, with 500,00mt annual capacity, has commenced operations, designer of the plant Italy-based Danieli informed in a statement on March 29.

The plant was inaugurated in presence of industry leaders and government officials.

The complex is one of the largest metallurgical projects in the country for the production of cold-rolled galvanized and color-coated flat products.

The plant is expected to manufacture 500,000mt of galvanized and color-coated flat products used for the production of building materials and steel structures, household appliances, electrical and packaging for food products. Earlier, the country was mainly dependant on imports for the same.

The plant is a green production complex complying with the strictest emission laws and energy efficiency levels.

The company informed that the plant products will meet the new needs of the domestic automobile and agricultural machinery industries in the future.

At the first stage of the enterprise activity, about $400mn will be saved due to the production of import-substituting products.

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that the Tashkent Metallurgical Plant is one of the most modern industrial facilities not only in the country but also across the countries of Central Asia.

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