Uzbek second largest mining company to increase gold production

TASHKENT (Xinhua) – Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree to increase gold, silver and copper production of its second largest mining company, the president’s press service said yesterday.

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (Almalyk MMC) is tasked to build more production facilities to triple the output of precious metals and increase its annual production of gold, silver and copper to 50 tonnes, 270 tons and 400,000 tonnes respectively, the press service said.

Almalyk MMC accounts for around 20 per cent of the country’s gold production and 90 per cent of its silver production.