Uzbekistan to host first International Investment Tourism Forum
TASHKENT (TCA) — On November 19-21, the first International Investment Tourism Forum will be held in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent, the Jahon information agency reported.The event will take place at the Conference Hall of Uzexpocentre. Representatives of international financial institutions, potential foreign investors, international tourism organizations, leading tourism companies, experts and specialists of the tourism sphere will attend the forum along with domestic entrepreneurs.The forum is aimed at expanding international cooperation in tourism industry, attracting direct investments, and promoting the country’s tourism potential among investors.Participants of the event will visit the regions of the country to become acquainted with ready projects offered to investors. They will also get acquainted with opportunities provided in the Charvak free tourism zone, Samarkand city and Qadimiy Bukhoro (Ancient Bukhara) tourism zones, as well as small tourism zones in the Surkhandarya region.As reported by the Press Service of the State Committee for Tourism Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, it is planned to sign final documents with participants of the forum, including contracts on implementation of projects. For this purpose, the State Committee for Investments was instructed to discuss with potential investors and creditors the conditions of implementation of projects, and to choose effective and most acceptable schemes for their implementation.The government of Uzbekistan considers tourism as a priority sector of the national economy and a source of receiving hard-currency revenues and job creation.