OREANDA-NEWS. February 10, 2012. The growth of gross regional product (GRP) of Jizzakh region made up 10.6% year-on-year in 2011, the session of MP’s of Jizzakh regional council said.

The region fulfilled exports volume forecast with 3.7 times surplus. The region implemented 116 projects directed at industrial development. In the result, Jizzakh region started to produce carpets, footwear, yarn, construction materials, etc.

Jizzakh Battery Plant carried out work on modernization and re-equipment for 6.4 billion soums and at Jizzakh Plastmassa Plant – for 1.3 billion soums.

In the past year, the region attracted 514.9 billion soums of capital investments due to all sources of financing. This helped to construct 479,600 square meters of habitation, three music and art schools, four sport establishments and five sport halls. Some 360 modern houses were constructed at 19 blocks on standard projects.

Share of private sector in gross regional product of the region made up 79.8%. Small and private businesses exported goods for US.8 million. Foreign investments for US.6 million were attracted. Commercial banks issued loans for 116.4 billion soums to small and private businesses.

In 2011, over 43,846 jobs were created in the region, of which 28,000 fell to share of rural areas.