March 4, 2020 / 1:59 PM / a month ago

Uzbekistan signs deal with Volkswagen to produce commercial vehicles

TASHKENT, March 4 (Reuters) - Uzbek state-owned carmaker Uzavtosanoat and the Russian subsidiary of Volkswagen agreed on Wednesday to build a plant in the Central Asian nation that will produce light commercial vehicles, Uzavtosanoat said.

The planned facility in the Jizzakh province will produce 20,000 vehicles a year, it said in a statement, without disclosing any financial details of the deal.

Uzavtosanoat inked a similar deal with Peugeot Citroen in 2017, but the project has not yet been implemented. (Reporting by Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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