Uzbekistan - Mining Sector Development Project (EBRD-12011)

  • Europe and Central Asia
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  • Uzbekistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Government of Uzbekistan
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  • Law and Government
  • Mining
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
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Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Aug 30, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Aug 25, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the EBRD, the mining sector is one of the Uzbekistan's most important and strategic industries. The Government of Uzbekistan wishes to see the sector make a more fulsome contribution to the economy and public finances, and has identified it as a priority area of focus for reform efforts. The Government appreciates that the development of a responsible policy framework, and modernisation of the legislative and regulatory basis for the sector, should significantly reduce investor risk and enhance the investment climate, thereby making viable operations by responsible investors more likely.
To achieve these objectives, the Government has committed to making significant changes to both the structure and governance of both the sector and its main state-owned participants, including preparing a new policy and drafting new laws. To help achieve its objectives, the Government has requested the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The EBRD has agreed to provide the support requested, in the form of this technical cooperation project.

This project focuses on supporting the development of the policy, legal, regulatory and institutional basis for modern and responsible mining operations in Uzbekistan. Specifically, the project is designed to help: (i) prepare a new policy for the sector; and, (ii) prepare a new subsoil law.

The project is being implemented together with the Ministry for Mining Industry and Geology - formerly the State Geology Committee (GosComGeology) - and the Agency for State Reforms.

Investment Description
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Ministry for Mining Industry and Geology:

Address: 11, T.Shevchenko str., Tashkent, 100060, Republic of Uzbekistan
Phone: +99871 256-5290
Fax: +99871 256-2275

Agency for State Reforms:

Address: 100084, Tashkent, Amir Temur Avenue, 107B
Phone: +998 71 203-03-08
Email: /


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