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German Experts to Share Knowledge in Logistics

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TASHKENT (UzReport) – The Association for Development of Business Logistics (Uzbekistan) and LMB GmbH (Germany) in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, Tashkent Road Transport Institute (TRTI), Tashkent State University of Economics (TSUE) and the German Foundation for Economic Development and Professional Learning SEQUA GmbH launched a new project named Training and skills development of professionals of companies and educational institutions teachers to basics and modern methods of logistics.

Uzbekistan: Trade Facilitation and Logistics Development Strategy Report (PDF)
This report is part of a series of nine that cover the countries in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) area: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, the People’s Republic of China (specifically its Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous regions), Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The reports highlight the substantial challenges CAREC countries need to overcome. Aside from being landlocked with varied terrain, these countries are challenged by inadequate infrastructure, unsupportive systems and policy environment, and lack of skills and management knowhow.
From the numerous measures recommended in these reports, a common theme has emerged: the compelling need for the members of CAREC to achieve unity in purpose and action. Across borders, customs procedures need to be harmonized, tariffs rationalized, and a common framework for achieving seamless movement of cargo agreed upon, clearly, a general atmosphere of cooperation needs to be achieved if the whole region is to reap the full benefits of efficient and competitive transportation and logistics services.

The following are objectives of this project:

  • Organization of training courses for national coaches of logistics in the field of transport, information and warehouse logistics on the basis of European experience;
  • Training of national trainers in the field of transport, information and warehouse logistics in Germany and Uzbekistan;
  • Creation of an advisory centre for logistics companies, logistics providers, as well as for secondary and higher educational institutions of the country;
  • Development and publication of curricula and teaching materials on logistics;
  • Spreading the knowledge gained by national trainers;
  • Preparation of each participant’s transfer project for the development of their organization.

As part of the first phase of the project, participants will pass a four-week English language training (on specialty) in Uzbekistan, followed by a four-month training practices in Germany, where students will become familiar with modern methods of work in German companies in the field of logistics. Then participants will return to Uzbekistan for further four-month training under the guidance of experts.

The second phase of the project includes the joint development with TRTI and TSUE of training programs on logistics, training seminars on logistics, as well as TRTI and TSUE teachers training for further self-study students. In addition, it is planned to create and organize the Logistics Advisory Centre.

Project implementation period is 24 months.

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