Uzbek Ministry of Finance held a meeting with representatives of the Asian Development Bank, headed by Werner Liepach, Director General for Central and West Asia, Trend reports via Uzbek media.
The meeting was devoted to further strengthening technical cooperation in such areas as public-private partnership (PPP), energy, transport, agriculture and improving the public procurement system. Deputy Prime Minister – Uzbek Minister of Finance Jamshid Kuchkarov and senior officials discussed the priorities and partnership strategy for 2019-2023.
Liepach noted the importance of developing PPPs and welcomed the introduction of additional measures that would be useful to support investment projects, as well as the development of the newly created PPP Development Agency under the Ministry of Finance.
Liepach also expressed interest in improving irrigation water supply. İn his turn, Uzbek Ministry of Finance, noted the importance of introducing drip irrigation for the development of this sphere.
During the negotiations, it was noted that in the near future, the bank will provide international experts for provision of advisory support to the Ministry in the development of PPP and public procurement systems.
In conclusion, the parties also discussed other promising projects and how ADB technical assistance can be used to support reforms in the country.