TASHKENT – This charming Central Asian country of Soviet-era buildings, blue-tiled madrasas and mosaic-covered mosques is many things to many people – a state that was once under Stalin’s shadows, the heart of the fabled ancient Silk Road and home of the world’s best rice pilaf, cooked in more than a hundred ways.
It’s an enigmatic republic with a 3,000-year old history and enthralling ancient stories; some of its cities are evocative, mythical, and straight out of the famed Arabian Nights.
For low key taipan Carlos Chan, Uzbekistan is the next frontier for his sprawling global snack foods empire, the Liwayway Group, which is behind the iconic Oishi brand.
Liwayway is indeed making its foray here, the first Filipino-owned snack foods giant to do so, a move which the Republic of Uzbekistan very much welcomes.
Government officials are excited and the excitement in the air is almost tangible.
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