Uzbekistan and Russia organize express transportation of fruits and vegetables in refrigerated containers. Such an agreement was reached within the framework of the international industrial exhibition "Innoprom-2021" in Tashkent in April.
JSC "Uzbekiston Temir Yullari" intends to attract the company "Russian Railways" (RZD) to organize express transportation of vegetables and fruits in the direction of the Russian Federation in refrigerated containers, Sputnik reports according to the press service of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan.
"This new direction will have a positive impact on the development of Uzbekistan's exports, especially exports of fruits and vegetables," the lower chamber noted.
Also, following the meetings of representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Uzbekiston Temir Yullari with the administrations of the railways of the CIS countries, the Baltic states and Iran, a number of discounts were received for 2021, which will increase the export potential of local producers and strengthen the competitiveness of Uzbek products, the Zakpalat added.
According to Uzbek statistics, by the end of 2020, the Russian market became the main one for the export of fruits and vegetables from Uzbekistan - $ 255,4 million (an increase of 1,55 times), or 25,3% of all exports of fruits and vegetables from the republic.