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The 100th anniversary of the birth Sharaf Rashidov

A person who loves people, is also loved by people

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The 100th anniversary of the birth Sharaf Rashidov

A person who loves people, is also loved by people

The 100th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding statesman and writer Sharaf Rashidov is widely celebrated in our country

A tree with strong roots rises high up. People, who know and value their history, have high authority, a great future.

Our country has won respect and recognition in the world due to the fact that it pays tribute to the memory of the deceased, recalls their good deeds, exalts their blessed names. These are our national values.

Resolution of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding statesman and writer Sharaf Rashidov” of March 27, 2017 became a bright reflection of activities carried out in this direction, the national pride.

On November 6 – on the birthday of Sharaf Rashidov, solemn events dedicated to his anniversary were held in Jizzakh.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended the events.

The opening ceremony of the monument to Sharaf Rashidov, erected in the center of the city of Jizzakh, was held.

The event was attended by members of the Senate, deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, members of the government, representatives of state and public organizations, labor veterans, writers and artists, residents of the region, our compatriots fr om the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent, foreign guests, and youth. It was also attended by relatives of Sharaf Rashidov, his friends, colleagues and students.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev delivered a speech at the ceremony.

The Head of our state spoke about life and activities, high human qualities of Sharaf Rashidov, his great merits for the benefit of our people.

Sharaf Rashidov was born on November 6, 1917 in the city of Jizzakh. He studied at Jizzakh Pedagogical Technicum, at the Faculty of Philology of Samarkand State University. He started his career in a newspaper of Samarkand region, became an editor of the newspaper due to his profound knowledge and abilities, while studying at the university’s final year.

Participated in the Second World War, in 1942, returned after being injured. At the age of thirty was appointed editor of the leading edition of the republic of that time – “Kizil Uzbekiston” (“Red Uzbekistan”) newspaper.

Sharaf Rashidov is well known as a poet, writer and publicist. His poem “Border guard”, a collection of poems “My anger”, the work “Poem of two hearts”, such novels as “Stronger than the storm”, “The mighty wave”, “The victors” are known. A talented writer was elected chairman of the board of the Union of Writers of Uzbekistan in 1949.

When he was appointed head of Uzbekistan in 1959, he was just over forty. Sharaf Rashidov devoted himself to this extremely responsible post for almost a quarter of a century.

It was a very difficult, contradictory time. Sharaf Rashidov fulfilled his filial duty to people in such conditions with honor.

Development of Mirzachul, Karshi, Yazyavan, Surkhan-Sherabad steppes, creation of gardens and food crops on millions of hectares of virgin lands – these were the measures aimed towards the future. These cultivated areas are serving the well-being and prosperity of our people today.

During the period of Sharaf Rashidov’s leadership, new cities such as Navoi, Zarafshan, Yangiyer, Gulistan and others appeared on the map of Uzbekistan. A large-scale construction and improvement work was carried out in all regions of the republic. Construction of a variety of facilities – plants, factories, hospitals, higher educational institutions, schools, laying of roads, development of mines are associated with the name of this person.

During this period, Tashkent turned into one of the most beautiful cities in the East. This was especially evident after the earthquake in Tashkent. Today, the metro, the Palace of arts “Istiklol”, “Uzbekistan” hotel, Tashkent TV Tower are the decoration of our capital.

Sharaf Rashidov was a very modest, generous man. He could find a way to everyone’s heart.

An outstanding statesman also established a large school of management. Wisdom, justice, diplomacy of this person and at the same time his simplicity served as an example for all leaders.

Sharaf Rashidov was a very intelligent person. He also taught deep life lessons and knowledge to his children. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are working fruitfully in various spheres.

The economic growth of the republic decreased after the death of Sharaf Rashidov. This became, first of all, the result of an ill-conceived policy at that time, finally, the loss by people of their authoritative, experienced leader, without whom our republic was turned into an experimental site.

Sharaf Rashidov was a representative of his era, served the system operating at that time. However, with his death, this system betrayed him, insulted his memory, pursued his relatives.

After Islam Karimov became the head of the republic, historical justice was restored, the good name of Sharaf Rashidov was justified. At the initiative of the First President of our country, his 75th anniversary was widely celebrated in 1992.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted in his speech at the ceremony that one good turn deserves another.

As a result of attention of the Head of our state, respect and esteem are shown for people who have made a worthy contribution to the prosperity of the country and people, tribute is paid to their bright memory. A great work has been implemented in this direction over the past year. The memory of Islam Karimov in Tashkent and Samarkand, Iskhakhan Ibrat in Namangan region, Komiljon Otaniyozov in Khorezm region, Ibraim Yusupov in Karakalpakstan, Erkin Vakhidov in Fergana, Abdulla Aripov in Kashkadarya, Muhammad Yusuf in Andijan has been immortalized. Centers, creative schools named after these people have been established. A memorial complex dedicated to the memory of Hamid Alimjan and Zulfiya has been opened in Jizzakh.

A wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding statesman, the famous writer Sharaf Rashidov, who selflessly served the prosperity of our country, made a great contribution to the development of national literature and culture, pleased all our people.

Large-scale preparation for this event was carried out in Jizzakh. The alley of Sharaf Rashidov in the regional center has been reconstructed. Over 20 species of trees imported fr om Belgium, such as mountain pine, birch, tulip tree and others, have been planted on the territory. A color fountain with a diameter of 24 meters is installed.

“Uzbekistan” hotel next to the alley is also reconstructed. The “Buston” and “Navruz” complexes located on its two sides have been thoroughly renovated, modern conditions for holding large forums have been created.

At the event, academician of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan O.Salimov, labor veteran I.Djurabekov, cosmonaut V.Djanibekov, labor veteran K.Kamalov, academician S.Rashidova and others shared their memories about Sharaf Rashidov, talked about his life and work.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and daughter of Sharaf Rashidov Sayyora Rashidova opened the monument to Sharaf Rashidov.

The National Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan has sounded.

Flowers at the monument to Sharaf Rashidov were laid.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the memorial museum of Sharaf Rashidov, the construction of which was completed on the eve of the jubilee, got acquainted with conditions created here and the presented expositions.

At the entrance to the museum, the words of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev that there is no doubt that the name of Sharaf Rashidov is difficult to imagine in isolation fr om the history, life of people of Uzbekistan, are imprinted. Sharaf Rashidov was a devoted son of his people and country. The facade and interior of the museum are decorated in traditions of national architecture. An opportunity of showing films about activities of Sharaf Rashidov is created in the conference hall.

There are more than 2700 exhibits in the museum, which tell the story of the life and work of the outstanding statesman and writer. The exhibits in the museum are presented in ten sections devoted to the childhood, student years, period of journalistic work, active participation in development of steppe and virgin lands in Uzbekistan, in the process of construction, socio-political and literary activities of Sharaf Rashidov and other themes.

There is a railway car next to the museum, which Sharaf Rashidov used during the state service. The interior of the railway car is kept in its original form.

The museum should provide full information about Sharaf Rashidov, said the Head of our state. We must constantly organize excursions of students to the museum, conduct various events.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev left a record in the Book of honored guests.

There are the following words in it: “The great son of our people, the outstanding statesman and writer Sharaf Rashidov was a self-sacrificing leader, a unique personality...

His great merits will forever remain in the memory of our people.

I am convinced that the memorial museum of Sharaf Rashidov, which is starting to operate in the city of Jizzakh today, will serve to such a noble goal”.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the memorial complex created in Jizzakh in memory of Hamid Alimjan and Zulfiya.

The Head of our state during the trip to Jizzakh region on April 27 of this year noted the need for wide propaganda of the literary heritage of the great poets Hamid Alimjan and Zulfiya, bringing the essence and philosophy of noble ideas in their works to the youth.

The alley of Hamid Alimjan and Zulfiya created on the initiative of the President of our country, the boarding school named after them, specialized in in-depth study of the Uzbek language and literature, as well as the museum show unlimited respect for the devoted son and daughter of people of Uzbekistan.

According to the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan of June 23, 2017, a 4-storey modern building of a specialized boarding school for in-depth study of the Uzbek language and literature named after Hamid Alimjan and Zulfiya was built and put into operation in Jizzakh. Spacious and bright rooms, a 100-person dormitory, a dining room, an assembly hall will serve to worthy education of the younger generation.

A museum was organized for wide promotion of the literary heritage of prominent figures of our literature Hamid Alimjan and Zulfiya, in a historical monument – Khoja Nuriddin madrassah, which is located in Jizzakh. The building of the madrassah has been radically reconstructed for this, its historical appearance has been restored, the dome part is covered with a mosaic facing.

The idea and essence of the museum’s exposition are formed on the basis of the work of the President of our country “We will build a great future together with our courageous and noble people” and opinions expressed during the creation of the alley of Hamid Alimjan and Zulfiya, the boarding school.

The Head of our state gave instructions for further landscaping of the alley named after Hamid Alimjan and Zulfiya, improvement of the museum’s activities, strengthening the material and technical base of the boarding school. Laid flowers at the foot of the monument to the poets.

Jizzakh regional musical drama theater was reconstructed at the level of modern requirements in connection with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding statesman, famous writer Sharaf Rashidov.

The facade of the theater building is revetted with a modern cover, stained-glass windows are installed, and the sidewalks are laid with ceramic tiles in the process of large-scale activities carried out here. A majestic fountain is erected in front of the theater, rare ornamental trees and flowers are planted on the territory.

The heating and ventilation systems, water and electricity networks, seating in the auditorium for 550 seats, stage lighting devices, sound amplifying equipment are renovated, necessary conditions in dressing rooms are created.

The President of our country, inspecting the theater building, noted that this modern center of art became a great gift for residents of Jizzakh region during the celebration of the anniversary of Sharaf Rashidov.

The activity of the creative team of the theater should now be felt by residents of remote districts of the region, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev. To do this, it is necessary to increase the potential of the creative team, work on creating theatrical works at the level of today’s requirements. People’s interest in the theater should be increased, and their spirituality should be educated through this.

Instructions were given on development of a model program for 2018 with the aim of increasing the role of the theater in spiritual and educational life of the region and organizing its effective work. This program will include such issues as support for artists, erection of a 7-storey residential building for them, improvement of qualifications of actors and directors, dissemination of the creative atmosphere of the theater for children’s schools of music and arts of the region.

A memorial evening and a concert program dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding statesman and writer Sharaf Rashidov was held in Jizzakh regional musical drama theater. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Senators and deputies, representatives of state and public organizations, writers and poets, cultural and art figures, relatives of the writer, veterans, youth, and admirers of literature attended the memorial evening.

Sharaf Rashidov was not only an outstanding statesman, but also a great master of the word, a talented translator, a connoisseur of the human soul. His works “Kashmir song”, “Poem of two hearts”, “Call of the heart”, in which youth, spring, beauty, kindness, love for the Motherland are sung, took a worthy place in the treasury of national literature, art films, stage productions were created based on a number of works.

In accordance with the resolution of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding statesman and writer Sharaf Rashidov” of March 27, 2017, this date is celebrated with great solemnity throughout the country. The events reflect the love and appreciation of our people for the great writer, the example of his works for present generations, as well as noble qualities inherent in people of Uzbekistan.

It also found its bright reflection in the memorial evening, held in connection with the 100th anniversary of Sharaf Rashidov. At the concert, the masters of arts of our country performed national melodies, songs and dances, pearls of world art were presented.

These melodies and songs strengthened the sense of love for the Motherland, the joy of life. Songs based on the words of Sharaf Rashidov “Olamda gullar yashar” (“Flowers living in the universe”), “Vatan fidoyilariga” (“To the selfless people of the Homeland”), “Dugonalar” (“Friends”), “Yor kelur” (“Sweetheart is coming”), as well as the poems of Hamid Alimjan and Zulfiya “Uzbekiston”, “Yoshlik chogimda” (“In my youth”), “Kel, assalom” (“Come, hello”), folk songs, arias and compositions of the world opera art left unforgettable impressions on the audience.

The large monitor shows scenes about childhood and youth of this wise man, his parents, the life of Sharaf Rashidov, personified by the desire to exalt and develop his homeland, significant work carried out under the leadership of the President of our country in order to perpetuate the name of the outstanding statesman and writer, today’s happy life of our people.

All this shows that a person devoted to his people and the Motherland took a worthy place in the hearts of compatriots and received their respect and love.

Memorial evenings, spiritual and educational activities devoted to the 100th anniversary of the outstanding statesman and writer Sharaf Rashidov are continuing throughout our country, in educational institutions, military units, labor collectives and makhallas.

On November 7, the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Union of Writers of Uzbekistan, the Republican Center of Spirituality and Enlightenment, will hold a scientific conference on “The role of Sharaf Rashidov in the history of Uzbekistan”.

An automobile plant is being built in “Jizzakh” free economic zone together with “Peugeot Citroen” (France) group.

The Head of our state during the trip to Jizzakh region got acquainted with the construction of this modern enterprise.

The joint venture, established in accordance with the resolution of the President of our country of June 13, 2017 on organization of “Uzbekistan Peugeot Citroen Automotive” enterprise with participation of foreign investments, based on the agreement between SC “Uzavtosanoat” and Peugeot Citroen Automotive group, is the result of the high trust of foreign businessmen to the prospects of the automobile industry of Uzbekistan.

It is planned to produce commercial vehicles for passenger and cargo transportation – “Peugeot Expert” and “Peugeot Boxer” in the plant. Production will start in 2019 at the enterprise, where 600 workplaces will be created.

The enterprise with production capacity of 16 thousand units of modern cars a year, along with supply to the domestic market, will also export them to the CIS countries, Iran, France and other states.

The President of our country gave corresponding instructions on acceleration of construction activities, paying special attention to the quality and their effectiveness.

Samples of cars planned for production were demonstrated for Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Presentation of the largest glass factory in Central Asia was also held.

The total cost of a new project on deep processing of glass and production of large-volume glass products in FEZ “Jizzakh” is about 110 million US dollars. The first stage of the enterprise, that is being established jointly with the Chinese company “Ming Yuan Silu”, is planned to be put into operation before the end of 2017. The enterprise will start operating at full capacity in September 2019.

The President of our country was also provided with information on prospective projects being implemented by “Uzkurilishmateriallari” (construction materials industry) JSC in Jizzakh region on development of construction materials production in 2017-2018.

(Source: UzA)

economy

Uzbekistan: Motor Industry Moving to a New Level

Uzavtosanoat and General Motors will carry out joint activities within the framework of the new "GM-Uzbekistan Alliance", which is being created to further develop the domestic automotive industry.

According to the press service of the Uzbek company, "GM Uzbekistan Alliance" should contribute to ensuring greater autonomy of the Uzbek automotive industry.

Within the alliance, the two companies will continue cooperation in the production of cars and engines in our country, as well as the promotion and sale of cars under the Chevrolet and Ravon brands in the domestic and export markets.

Since 2007, the joint activities of Uzavtosanoat and GM allowed to double the production of cars in the country, a lot of work was done to expand the local network of suppliers, significant resources were invested in the development of local personnel, and high-quality cars were delivered to customers in Uzbekistan and export markets.

Uzavtosanoat and GM are unanimous in that the transition to a new format of relationships reflects the development of the industry and a significant increase in its potential over the past 10 years. Restructuring of relations from cooperation in the format of a joint venture to the transition to an alliance platform will ensure greater independence of the national automobile industry of the republic.

The parties will work on the implementation of approved projects for the development of new types of products. The alliance will also study the expansion of car exports to CIS countries and new markets. In addition, it will provide access to GM's automotive technologies and know-how.

The Uzbek side will take full control over operating activities for the production of cars and engines, including the promotion of the Ravon brand for GM products sold in export markets. The company will continue to manufacture and sell Chevrolet cars inside our country, which will be the foundation for joint activities, while export deliveries under the Ravon brand will expand.

- Given the strengthening of the industry, now is the right time to move to the alliance. GM will remain in Uzbekistan and will continue to support the further development of the domestic automotive industry, said GM Operations Director Hector Villarreal.

Both companies confirmed that the transition to the alliance will not affect the level of employment or production volumes of cars and engines. GM will continue to supply components for the production of cars and engines in Uzbekistan and will further support the automotive industry of the republic after moving to the alliance through the newly established GM Advisory Services, whose activities will be aimed at providing advisory and technical support.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Uzbekistan to create 100 best enterprises ranking

System impact assessment regulations portal posted the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to encourage employers actively participating in the creation of new jobs and employment of the population" for public comment.

The bill, developed by the Ministry of employment and labor relations proposes to introduce the rating system of "Social responsibility and performance" by applying incentives to employers who create new jobs and employ persons belonging to socially vulnerable categories of the population, especially graduates of professional colleges, persons with disabilities, ex-servicemen.

TOP 100 best enterprises ranking is set to be formed before December 15 annually and published in the media with the presentation of certificates.

Extrabudgetary Employment Fund will allocate 30 million soums annually to fund expenses; Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan will allocate 50 million soums and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry - 50 million soums (currency rates of CB RU from 07.11.2017, 1$= 8067.62 soum)

(Source: UzReport.uz)

 

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POLITICS

Uzbekistan: Priority areas of further development of craftsmanship are determined

Meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of delegations of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan

Meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS

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POLItiCs

Uzbekistan: Priority areas of further development of craftsmanship are determined

On November 3, a meeting under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was held on further development of craftsmanship, comprehensive support of artisans, increasing employment of the population.

Craftsmanship was well developed in our country from ancient times. Traditions of learning crafts from childhood, the desire to benefit people have become the national values of our people. Over the centuries, the types of folk crafts have increased, enriched with new styles and schools. Today there are 34 kinds of artisan activities in our country.

Due to conditions created in the years of independence, a wide road opened for the revival and multiplication of national values for further development of craftsmanship. “Hunarmand” Republican Association was organized with its departments at places. If in the old days, masters and artisans faced different difficulties and barriers in demonstrating and selling their products, today centers of artisans are created in each district and city, special shopping arcades in the markets and in shopping malls.

The dynasties of artisans are supported, especially in terms of transferring the secrets of mastery to youth on the basis of “Master-student” traditions.

Craftsmanship plays an important role in producing goods that are in demand, improving the welfare of the population, ensuring employment, especially of youth, women and low-income families. Therefore, the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev pays special attention to further development of craftsmanship, all-round support of national masters.

At the meeting, issues of development of folk crafts and applied arts, expansion of manufactured products, on the basis of this – creation of new workplaces were discussed.

The need of financing promising projects of artisans, granting them preferential loans, attracting investment of international financial institutions to the sphere was noted. Heads of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, “Hunarmand” Association, “Microcreditbank” and the first deputy khokims of districts were instructed to develop specific plans in the context of districts, taking into account the peculiar features and traditions of the regions, the need to reach every artisan.

Attention was paid to issues of state registration of artisans, provision of vacant buildings for them on a preferential basis for organization of activities, providing with equipment, necessary raw materials.

Instructions were given on expanding the artisans’ centers, simplifying the delivery of their products to buyers. In particular, the need of creating broad opportunities for craftsmen to sell their products in markets and supermarkets, and, if desired, to open shops in their homes was emphasized. It is necessary to create conditions for craftsmen who do not have a permanent place of trade, who trade at temporary places for the voluntary use of cash register and trading terminal on the basis of trade rules, as well as collection of cash proceeds to commercial banks.

According to the instructions given at the meeting, special exhibition-fairs for free of charge participation of artisans will be organized in each region. They will also be assisted in participating in exhibitions, festivals and fairs held abroad.

Export activities of artisans will also be stimulated. They will be given the right of free disposal of foreign currency received from the export of their own products, in particular, obtaining foreign currency from a bank account in cash.

The need for development of craftsmanship was noted in order to attract youth on the basis of “Master-student” tradition, encouraging artisans to receive students and training them in craftsmanship, comprehensively assisting young artisans in establishing their activities.

Instructions were given on further expansion of the scale of activities in this direction, increasing the allocation of loans for craftsmanship.

At the meeting, issues of development of private entrepreneurship in the sphere, financial and organizational support of artisans, increasing employment of the population and other relevant issues were discussed.

The officials of branch organizations were entrusted with corresponding tasks.

(Source: UzA)

Meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of delegations of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan

On November 3, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov, the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan and the First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yagub Eyyubov, who took part in the regular meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS in the city of Tashkent.

During the conversation with the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov, the dynamic development of multifaceted relations between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan was noted with deep satisfaction.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of delegations

Mutual visits at the highest level that were held in the past months and their fruitful results brought bilateral relations to the level of strategic partnership.

Issues of ensuring implementation of the adopted decisions and reached agreements, prospects of further increasing the volume of trade, expanding cooperation in industry and agriculture were discussed.

The need to actively use the existing potential and broad opportunities for interaction was emphasized at the meeting with the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of delegations

The Head of our state paid special attention to issues of expanding the mutually beneficial practical cooperation, primarily in the trade and economic sphere. The importance of organizing an effective activity of the joint Intergovernmental Commission was noted.

During the meeting with the First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yagub Eyyubov, issues of developing mutually beneficial partnership between Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan in the sphere of trade, energy, transport and transit, other priority areas were discussed.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of delegations

The importance of careful preparation of the economic agenda of the upcoming bilateral meetings at the highest level was emphasized.

In turn, the heads of governments of Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Azerbaijan expressed gratitude to the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and conveyed greetings and best wishes of the heads of their states.

The readiness for active cooperation in order to expand and deepen bilateral relations, to fill practical cooperation between our countries with a new concrete content was noted.

(Source: UzA)

Meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS

On November 3, the regular meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held in the Palace of International Forums “Uzbekiston” in Tashkent.

The event began with a meeting of the heads of governments in a narrow format. It was attended by the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytjan Sagintayev, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov, the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda, the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yagub Eyyubov, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev, Plenipotentiary representative of Moldova at the statutory and other bodies of the CIS Viktor Sorogan. The meeting was also attended by the Chairman of the Executive Committee – the CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev. The heads of governments exchanged views on relevant issues of cooperation between the Commonwealth countries.

The Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS coordinates the development of cooperation between the bodies of the executive authorities of the Commonwealth countries in socio-economic spheres.

The Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS solves issues of implementing the instructions of the Council of Heads of States of the CIS, the adoption of joint programs for the development of various sectors of the economy and their financing. In addition, its activities are aimed at development of transport, communications and energy systems, cooperation in issues of tariff, credit-financial and tax policies, development of mechanisms of formation of scientific and technological space.

Uzbekistan considers the CIS as a platform for an open and confidential exchange of views on a wide range of actual issues. Our country intends to give a qualitatively new dynamic to its participation in the CIS in a number of areas, including in the sphere of trade, investment, transport, tourism, education, science, as well as in the field of security.

About twenty issues concerning the development of trade and economic relations between the member states were discussed at the meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments that was held in Tashkent for the first time.

At the meeting in an expanded format, the Statement of the Heads of Governments on consolidation of efforts of the world community for effective counteraction to international cartels was discussed. The Statement envisages measures on improvement of the situation in the CIS countries in countering international cartels. The participants noted the interest in joint implementation of measures on stable growth of the economies of the Commonwealth.

Considering the information on implementation of provisions of the Free Trade Zone Agreement of October 18, 2011, the Council of Heads of Governments noted that the mechanisms of resolving trade disputes provided by this agreement are the most effective instrument of mutually beneficial settlement of disputes between the parties on the issue of fulfillment of their obligations under the agreement.

The heads of governments approved the Concept of cooperation of the CIS states in the field of oil and gas engineering, land reclamation and control over the customs value of goods, as well as a Plan of priority measures on its implementation.

At the meeting it was emphasized that issues on introducing amendments to the unified budget of the Commonwealth bodies for 2017, on the approval of a unified budget of the CIS bodies for 2018, as well as related changes in the amount of contributions of the CIS member states on ensuring activities of the secretariat of the Coordination Council of Prosecutors General and ensuring activities of bodies of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS member states have priority.

Draft Agreement on the exchange of information necessary for determining and taking control over the customs value of goods, which was also included in the agenda of the meeting, is important for the development of economic interaction in the Commonwealth. This document is aimed at deepening cooperation in order to ensure the reliability of the declared customs value of goods transported through the customs borders of the countries of the integration association.

The document, aimed at counteracting evasion from payment of customs payments, will enable effective control over the customs value of goods passing through the borders of the CIS countries. This document was approved by the heads of governments.

Another document, directly related to the free trade regime in the CIS area, was included in the economic bloc of issues – a protocol on introducing amendments into the agreement on the rules of determining the country of origin of goods in the CIS of November 20, 2009.

At the meeting, issues of the exchange of information within the framework of the CIS in the sphere of fighting against terrorism and other violent manifestations of extremism, as well as their financing were also discussed.

As it is known, over the past period, a principled legal basis for counteracting contemporary threats, ensuring stable economic development, expanding cooperation in socio-cultural sphere has been created in the CIS.

Member states are studying issues of interdepartmental exchange of information, its legal framework, compliance with international and national legislation in the exchange of information. In addition, within the framework of this initiative, opportunities for establishing mutual consultations between authorized agencies and organizations are being considered.

At the meeting it was emphasized that attempts of financing and supporting terrorism and extremism in the CIS will be identified through a specialized database of anti-terrorism centers of the member states.

Based on the results of the negotiations held in the spirit of mutual trust and constructiveness, decisions were made on the process of preparations for carrying out population census in 2020 in the CIS member states, further development of medico-social assistance and improving the quality of life of war veterans and their families, as well as a number of other issues.

At the meeting with representatives of the mass media, it was emphasized that the meeting was fruitful, the signed documents will contribute to further development of mutually beneficial cooperation between the CIS countries.

The heads of governments unanimously noted that the meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS was held at a high organizational level, expressed sincere gratitude to the Republic of Uzbekistan for hospitality.

The next meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States is scheduled to be held in June 2018 in the Republic of Tajikistan.

(Source: UzA)

economy

Uzbekistan: Sweet Incomes

In the next five years, Uzbekistan intends to increase the production of honey by more than 50% - from the current 15.4 thousand tons to 23.7 thousand tons in 2021.

This is provided for by the Program of Measures on the Integrated Development of the Beekeeping Industry approved by the head of state until 2021.

Now there are more than 12,000 business entities involved in beekeeping in the country. Last year they produced 12 thousand tons of honey, which is 1.2 times more than in 2015. At the same time, the analysis showed that there are a number of problems in the industry concerning the ineffective use of available opportunities.

For example, the productivity of a single bee family does not exceed 20 kilograms, which is a rather low indicator compared to the world average. Also, due attention is paid to the study of best practices in the field of beekeeping, the wide introduction of modern technologies and the use of high-tech methods for the production of honey.

To change the situation, the head of state ordered to create an association Uzbekiston Asalarichilari, which will organize the technological processes of production of this product, the cultivation of bee bags and the strengthening of the forage base, as well as the introduction of scientifically based methods and modern technologies in the production process of honey.

To coordinate the activities of beekeeping organizations in the regions, 13 permanent representatives of the association will be created. To attract the leading international experience, the new structure in the near future initiates the process of joining the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations "Apimondia".

Do not stay away and the issue with the cadres. Starting from 2018-2019 academic year, it is planned to organize a zootechnical faculty in Ferghana State University to train personnel with higher education in the field of beekeeping.

The program also provides for the establishment of a special leasing company under Aloqabank, which will specialize in the supply of bee hives, the necessary equipment and tools, equipment, special vehicles and trailers used in beekeeping, as well as honey packaging lines.

Another interesting measure for the development of the industry is the provision, on a non-repayable basis, of forest fund lands and protected natural territories, mountain and foothill areas, natural pastures, and agricultural lands to beekeeping farms during the collection of honey.

The head of state also provided beekeepers who will be members of the association Uzbekiston Asalarichilari, a privilege in the form of exemption from January 1, 2023, from customs fees for imported pedigree materials, tools and equipment, veterinary drugs, timber needed for the production of bee hives, polyurethane foam and its auxiliary parts, wax and wax products.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Uzbekistan was among the top 10 reforming countries

In accordance with the Strategy of Action on the five priority development directions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, large-scale reforms are being implemented aimed at improving the investment climate, creating an enabling business environment and stimulating the accelerated development of small business and private entrepreneurship.

For such a short period of time, a number of laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, more than 20 decrees and 35 resolutions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, aimed at improving the business climate in the country and development of entrepreneurial activity were adopted. Measures are being taken to dramatically simplify and improve the transparency of registration of licenses and permits, and the provision of public services. Strengthened measures of legal protection of business entities, financial support for the development of entrepreneurial activities. In other words, all reforms are based on the well-known principle "if the people are rich, then the state will be rich and strong."

The effectiveness of last year's measures to improve the business climate is confirmed by the latest release of the World Bank's Doing Business international report.

According to the October 31, 2017 report "Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs", Uzbekistan took 74th place among 190 countries, having improved its rating immediately by 13 positions compared to last year. Moreover, our country has entered the top 10 reforming countries to create the most favorable conditions for doing business. At the same time, the ongoing reforms allowed Uzbekistan to become a leader among the countries of Europe and Central Asia to improve the business environment and simplify the business environment.

The scale and effectiveness of the measures taken to create a favorable business environment are confirmed by a significant improvement in 6 out of 10 indicators of the World Bank's Doing Business 2018 report.

Uzbekistan ranked 11th among the countries of the world in terms of "Registration of Enterprises" due to the radical improvement of the procedure for state registration and registration of business entities, ahead of such developed countries as USA, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, and others.

So, from April 1, 2017 in our country began to operate online registration of business entities, which occupies only 30 minutes against the previous two working days. It is important to note that registration of the business entity is carried out on the basis of an application filled in online. In this case, applicants are given the opportunity to make out the constituent documents at their discretion on the basis of standard forms through this system.

The ease of opening a business is also indicated by the fact that in just 9 months of this year, the number of newly created small business entities increased 1.3-fold as compared to the previous year.

Establishment from January 1, 2016 of a new procedure for connecting business entities to electricity networks on a "turnkey" basis facilitated the simplification of administrative procedures requiring direct involvement of business entities. If before, when connecting to the power supply system, entrepreneurs were required to pass 7-10 instances, today it is enough to apply to one-stop shops with one application. All other steps - from preparation of technical specifications to connection to networks - are carried out by the services of territorial enterprises of electric networks without the participation of applicants.

As a result, according to the indicator "Connection to electric networks", Uzbekistan rose by 56 positions and took the 27th place in the rating, ahead of this indicator countries such as the USA, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Latvia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Canada, Israel and others.

Thanks to the introduction in the beginning of 2016 of a new procedure for granting land plots to carry out entrepreneurial activities on the basis of a tender, the procedure for obtaining permits for all stages of construction has been considerably simplified, from the stage of preparing the project documentation to putting the facilities into operation. As a result, the number of procedures necessary to obtain land and construction permits was reduced from 23 to 17, which affected the country's rating upgrade by 12 positions in the indicator "Obtaining construction permits."

Issues of simplifying tax administration and reducing the tax burden on business entities are at the center of the constant attention of the leadership of our country. Thus, by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Measures to Improve Tax Administration Essentially, Increase the Collection of Taxes and Other Compulsory Payments" of July 18, 2017, the first major direction of reforming the tax system is the widespread introduction of modern information and communication technologies into the tax administration process, transition to contactless electronic servicing of taxpayers, primarily business entities.

Completion of the full transition to the electronic form of tax reporting and expansion of the practice of distance payment of taxes made it possible to achieve a significant improvement in the country's rating in terms of "Taxation" (to rise from 138th to 78th place). According to the experts of the Doing Business team, the level of tax burden on business entities in Uzbekistan is much lower than in the US, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, China and Russia.

In terms of "Registration of property", which is also carried out through the "one-stop-shop" centers, Uzbekistan has strengthened its positions, ranking 73rd in the world rating.

At the same time, it is necessary to emphasize the effectiveness of the activity of the single centers for rendering state services to business entities on the principle of "one window". Their functioning helped to ensure transparency and promptness of licensing procedures and licensing, the introduction of electronic forms of interaction between government agencies, as well as a significant reduction in bureaucratic obstacles and financial expenses of applicants. Given the positive experience in 2017, the number of public services provided exclusively through the "one-stop-shop" centers has been doubled - from 16 to 34 species.

Along with improving the system of rendering public services, active work is carried out to strengthen the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of investors. Strengthening the requirements for increasing the transparency of corporate governance and disclosure of information on the activities of joint-stock companies, including accrued and paid remuneration to the members of the executive body, the supervisory board and the audit committee of the company, allowed Uzbekistan to rise to 62nd place on the indicator "Protection of minority investors".

As a result, Uzbekistan entered the first hundred countries in such areas as registration of the enterprise (11th place), connection to electric networks (27), enforcement of contracts (39), lending (55), protection of minority investors (62), registration property (73) and taxation (78).

Doing Business 2018: Reforming for Job Creation is the 15th annual edition of the World Bank Group that conducts an assessment of business regulations. The world rating for ease of business conditions is headed by New Zealand. The top five also included Singapore, Denmark, the Republic of Korea and Hong Kong (China).

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

On the visit of EBRD delegation to Uzbekistan

On November 7, 2017, a delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) led by the First Vice President Philip Bennett will arrive in Uzbekistan.

The extensive program of the visit includes conduction of meetings and negotiations in the Government, the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, the Central Bank, and other leading financial institutions of Uzbekistan and signing of loan agreements.

A representative delegation of the EBRD will also take part in the international conference on “Central Asia: one past and a common future, cooperation for sustainable development and mutual prosperity”.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council

On November 4, the 51st meeting of the Electric Power Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held in Tashkent.

Current issues of development of cooperation in electric power sphere, ensuring modernization of the legal technical reserve in this process were discussed at the event, which was attended by the heads of relevant ministries and electric power companies of the CIS member states, representatives of the CIS Executive Committee, international organizations. Reports on ensuring stable operation of energy systems of the Commonwealth countries in the autumn/winter period of 2017-2018 were heard.

At the event, international documents on electric power sector within the framework of the CIS, normative and technical documentation of the CIS Electric Power Council, as well as documents of the Working group on development of energy capacity and alternative energy sources were also considered.

Following the meeting, resolutions of the CIS Electric Power Council were signed.

(Source: UzA)

 

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Visit to Uzbekistan head of government of Russia

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Meeting with the delegation of the Russian Federation

Meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of governments of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Belarus and Turkmenistan

International cooperation

To the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Latvia

On the upcoming meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council


 

visit to Uzbekistan head of government of Russia

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation On November 2, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, who arrived in our country on an official visit, as well as to attend the regular meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS.

At the meeting, it was emphasized that negotiations at the highest level that were held in Moscow in April this year, as well as regular meetings of the leaders of the two countries, including within the framework of the CIS summit in the city of Sochi last month, gave a powerful impetus to strengthening relations of strategic partnership and alliance, filled bilateral cooperation with qualitatively new content.

Issues of further expansion and deepening of Uzbekistan – Russia multifaceted relations, increasing the volume of mutual trade, implementation of joint projects on cooperation in various sectors of the economy, development of cultural and humanitarian exchange were discussed.

The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev expressed gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and conveyed greetings and best wishes of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

The readiness for further development and strengthening of partnership relations and mutually beneficial practical cooperation between our countries was noted.

(Source: UzA)

Meeting with the delegation of the Russian Federation

On November 2, a meeting with the delegation led by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, who arrived in our country on an official visit, was held at the Palace of Symposiums in Tashkent.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Aripov and the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation D.Medvedev emphasized that multifaceted relations between Uzbekistan and Russia are consistently developing in the spirit of mutual respect and trust, that an important legal basis for this are the agreements reached during the meetings of the heads of the two states.

Cooperation between our countries is raised to a new level on the basis of the Treaty on strategic partnership, the Treaty on allied relations and a number of other important documents. It was noted that the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Russia in April of this year, the meeting with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin within the framework of the meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the CIS that was held in October in the city of Sochi, enriched the cooperation of the two countries with a new practical content.

Cooperation of our countries is also developing through the ministries and departments. Over the past six months, about twenty visits have been conducted at intergovernmental level. This opened wide opportunities for further intensification of bilateral mutually beneficial relations in trade-economic, investment, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres.

At the meeting, it was emphasized that trade-economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia is developing dynamically, especially in the sphere of agriculture, the delivery of food products, and industrial cooperation.

Prospects of further development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia were discussed at the negotiations in an expanded format with participation of official delegations of the two countries.

Following the event, more than ten documents were signed between the governments, ministries and departments of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation. In particular, a number of memorandums and agreements were adopted on development of cooperation in oil-refining, banking-financial, investment, trade-industrial spheres, the automotive industry, science, in external migration and other areas.

The delegation led by Dmitry Medvedev visited Mustakillik (Independence) square and laid flowers to the Monument of Independence and Humanism, which is a symbol of our freedom, bright future and noble aspirations.

(Source: UzA)

Meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of governments of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Belarus and Turkmenistan

On November 2, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytjan Sagintayev, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov and the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev who arrived in our country to attend the regular meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the CIS.

Issues of mutual interest in development of constructive and productive cooperation were discussed at the meeting with the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of governments of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Belarus and Turkmenistan

The Head of our state emphasized the importance of effective use of the potential of the joint Intergovernmental Commission for promotion of specific projects and programs aimed at strengthening the traditionally friendly and close relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Issues of practical implementation of the reached arrangements and the signed agreements during mutual visits at the highest level were considered with the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytjan Sagintayev.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of governments of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Belarus and Turkmenistan

The importance of enhancing cooperation in the spheres of trade, investment, energy, transport and other priority areas was emphasized. Particular attention was paid to continuation of intensive contacts between the regions and at the level of business circles of the two countries.

At the meeting with the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov, the positive dynamics of development of Uzbekistan – Belarus relations was noted with satisfaction.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of governments of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Belarus and Turkmenistan

In a short period of time, joint projects have been implemented in mechanical engineering, agro-industrial complex, food, pharmaceutical and other industries.

The sides expressed interest in disclosing the existing significant potential for cooperation, first of all, in the real sector of the economy.

During the conversation with the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev, it was emphasized that high-level visits to Turkmenistan and regular contacts of the heads of states brought Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan relations to the level of strategic partnership.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the heads of governments of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Belarus and Turkmenistan

Prospects of Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan cooperation in trade-economic and transport-communication spheres, deepening cooperation in industry and agriculture were considered.

The heads of the governments of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkmenistan expressed gratitude to the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and conveyed greetings and best wishes on behalf of the heads of their states.

(Source: UzA)

International cooperation

To the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Latvia

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Latvia on November 3, the heads of the two states exchanged congratulatory messages.

The message of the President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis states: “Uzbekistan is one of the closest partners in the Central Asian region. Active exchange of visits at the highest political level over the past 25 years is a proof of our mutual understanding and friendship”.

“Let me take this opportunity to express support of Latvia for the impressive program of state reforms in Uzbekistan, initiated by Your Excellency, – is noted in the message of the Latvian leader. – I believe that the efforts undertaken on strengthening the rule of law, modernization of the economy and governance, will reveal the huge potential of development of Uzbekistan”.

Raimonds Vejonis has emphasized with confidence, that friendly relations between Latvia and Uzbekistan will continue to prosper.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted in his message: “In a short historical period, a reliable partnership has been established between our states based on strong ties of friendship, a high level of mutual understanding and mutual trust”. An intensive and productive dialogue is developing on the entire agenda of relations”.

The Head of our state confirmed “a firm commitment to further expansion and deepening of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in political, trade-economic, innovative, transport and cultural-humanitarian spheres” and expressed confidence that multifaceted relations between Uzbekistan and Latvia will continue to strengthen by joint efforts.

(Source: UzA)

On the upcoming meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council

On November 4, 2017, the 51st meeting of the Electric Power Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States will be held in the city of Tashkent.

The heads of relevant ministries and energy companies of the CIS member states will discuss the course of preparation of power systems for the autumn/winter period of 2017-2018, practical aspects of updating and harmonization of the normative and technical framework of regulation of the electric power industry, protection of the environment and other relevant issues on multilateral agenda.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

 

 

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POLITICS

President of Uzbekistan met with the UN Under-Secretary-General

Investments

Uzbekistan intends to complete electrification of the railway section of Pap - Namangan – Andijan in the year 2021

Modern agrocomplex to be created in Boyavut district

Made in Uzbekistan

Made in Uzbekistan Fair

 


POLItiCs

President of Uzbekistan met with the UN Under-Secretary-General

On November 1, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov, who is in our country on a working visit.

The Head of our state, welcoming the guest, noted with deep satisfaction the dynamically developing and strengthening mutually beneficial partnership of Uzbekistan with the UN, its structures and institutions.

During the last period, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Ahmed Shaheed, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai and many others have paid fruitful visits to Uzbekistan.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan took part and delivered a speech at the 72nd session of the General Assembly of the Organization in September this year in New York, where also held a number of meetings and negotiations with the UN leadership.

Currently, joint activities are being carried out and projects are being implemented within the framework of the road maps adopted in our country on expanding practical cooperation with the UN.

It was emphasized that Uzbekistan attaches great importance to deepening cooperation with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in the sphere of combating illicit drug trafficking, transnational crime and international terrorism.

National and regional projects in these areas have been realized and are being implemented with the technical assistance of the Office.

There is a representative office of this UN structure for Central Asia in Tashkent.

Issues of further strengthening of cooperation and adoption of coordinated measures on combating drug trafficking, crime and terrorism on the basis of development and adoption of a joint Action Plan – the Road map for bilateral cooperation were discussed at the meeting.

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Yury Fedotov expressed sincere gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome.

He highly appreciated the policy pursued by the Head of our state on ensuring peace, stability and sustainable development in Central Asia, strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation with the countries of the region based on the principles of good-neighborliness, mutual understanding and consideration of common interests. The relevance and timeliness of the initiatives of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan forwarded at the session of the UN General Assembly was emphasized.

The UN representative confirmed the readiness of this authoritative international organization to develop long-term and systematic cooperation with Uzbekistan in counteracting contemporary global challenges and threats.

(Source: UzA)

investments

Uzbekistan intends to complete electrification of the railway section of Pap - Namangan – Andijan in the year 2021

The President of Uzbekistan recently approved the basic technical and economic parameters of the project with a total cost of over $ 202 million.

The financing will be provided through a loan from the Asian Development Bank for $ 80 million, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari own resources - $ 72 million, Uzbekenergo - $ 11 million. The government of the republic will also provide about $ 38 million as customs privileges.

The implementation of the initiative will increase the efficiency of freight and passenger transportation by linking the main cities in the Ferghana Valley, home to almost a third of the population of Uzbekistan, with the capital and other regions. In addition, this site can become an important link in the emerging new interstate transport corridors from China and South Asia to Europe and the countries of the Middle East.

Another positive aspect - as a result of the transition to electric traction, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by 10 thousand tons. According to experts, after the completion of the project, cargo turnover on the road will increase to 962.6 million ton-km per year, and passenger turnover - up to 32 billion pass-km.

By 2020, Uzbekistan plans to bring the electrification level of railways from the current 34% to 51% through the construction of 846.3 km lines and a cost of about $ 1 billion.

In the country, with a total length of railroads of 4,200 km, almost 1 thousand km have been electrified, of which over 700 km in the last seven years. The railways of Uzbekistan account for about 60% of the country's freight turnover and almost 80% of the total volume of export and import freight traffic.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Modern agrocomplex to be created in Boyavut district

The Government of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution “On expansion of the activities of a modern agro-complex specialized in cultivation, storage and processing of export-oriented fruit and vegetable products in Boyavut district of Syrdarya region” on 24 October.

The document said that Uzbekistan Commodity Exchange (UZEX) provided financial assistance to Boyavut Tezkor Madad for 2.8 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 01.11.2017, 1$=8078.12 soum).

Boyavut Tezkor Madad specializes in maintenance of agricultural machinery, their service and cultivation of agricultural products in Boyavut district of Syrdarya region. The resources will be directed to the charter capital of the company.

The Government instructed UZEX to create a modern agro-complex on the basis of Boyavut Tezkor Madad and implement projects on processing, conservation and storage of horticultural products based on high technologies.

The exchange was also instructed to develop a plan of measures to further increase export potential of the agricultural complex and create new jobs, designed for 2017-2018.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Made in Uzbekistan

Made in Uzbekistan Fair

“Made in Uzbekistan” exhibition-fair of products will be held at Uzexpocentre on November 7-9, 2017.

This exhibition, organized for the purpose of demonstration of achievements in the sphere of economy of our country, will be attended by the largest companies, small business entities and private entrepreneurs, foreign guests. Participants and guests of the exhibition will have an opportunity to become acquainted with high-quality, export-oriented products of domestic industrial companies, get information on innovative projects implemented in the production sector.

Active preparations are being held for the exhibition these days. The head of department of “Uzexpocentre” National Exhibition Company Jakhongir Rustamov told about its essence and importance to a correspondent of UzA:

– Free economic zones, technology parks, products of light, pharmaceutical, food, leather-shoe, chemical, automotive industry, production of construction materials, consumer goods, road and transport infrastructure, electrical engineering, information and communication technologies, achievements of agricultural industry, educational and other types of services will be presented at “Made in Uzbekistan” exhibition-fair.

It will also be attended by representatives of the state governing bodies, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its territorial branches, the banking and financial organizations of our country. They will present their services related to the development of entrepreneurship, allocation of concessional loans, expansion of the scope of activities, export of products.

Therefore, the exhibition is of great interest to domestic and foreign businessmen, representatives of large companies, private enterprises.

Activity on remote registration of participants is continuing on the website of Uzexpocentre – www.uzexpocentre.uz. Entrepreneurs and manufacturers, who have expressed a desire to take part in the exhibition, can get detailed information about the “Made in Uzbekistan” exhibition on our website and register in the appropriate order.

The exhibition will be located in four pavilions. Seminars, demonstration of products and services will be held within the framework of the exhibition. An opportunity of concluding contracts, including with foreign partners, will be created.

It should be emphasized that profitable offers are being received from foreign companies in the process of preparation for the exhibition. In particular, the administration of the international port zone in Shanxi province of China is inviting manufacturers of Uzbekistan to cooperation. It is planned to strengthen trade partnership, humanitarian relations within the framework of “One Belt, One Road” project. In addition, responsible employees of “Sauda Samal” company (Kazakhstan), Uzbekistan – Tajikistan Trade House, taking into account the great demand for products produced by our entrepreneurs, are making proposals on gratuitous allocation of sites for demonstrating Uzbekistan products.

(Source: UzA)

  

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POLITICS

Issues of further popularization of sports, coach training and educating athletes are discussed

Economy

Uzbekistan`s economy grows 5.3% in 9 months

International cooperation

Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan: dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations

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When in the shadow theater

 


POLItiCs

Issues of further popularization of sports, coach training and educating athletes are discussed

On October 31, a meeting under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was held on the issues of improvement of the management system in the sphere of physical culture and sports, development of mass sports, selection and upbringing of gifted athletes, involving highly qualified personnel in the sphere and construction of modern sports facilities.

It was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the State Advisor to the President, heads of relevant ministries and committees.

Popularization of a physical culture and sports was defined as an important direction of social policy of our state. Sport promotes the establishment of a healthy lifestyle in society by strengthening the health of the population, educating a harmoniously developed generation. Sport also plays an important role in formation of a high culture, a sense of patriotism. The success achieved in this sphere glorify the state, awaken pride in the hearts of our compatriots.

In the years of independence, large-scale work has been carried out in this direction. All necessary conditions are created for regular engagement of the population, especially the younger generation in physical culture and sports. Modern sports complexes are built in cities and villages. Competitions “Umid nihollari” (“Sprouts of hope”), “Barkamol avlod” (“Harmoniously developed generation”) and the Universiade have become an effective means of introducing youth to mass sports, a healthy lifestyle.

A continuous system of selection of gifted children and training of professional athletes has been established. Capable boys and girls, identified in classes in general education schools and children’s sports complexes, are admitted to children’s and youth sports schools, sports colleges, where they are already trained on the basis of professional approaches. They are improving their skills in universities and during educational training camps.

As a result, athletes of our country are achieving victories in various prestigious international competitions, demonstrating the high potential of our people to the whole world. In particular, our athletes were awarded 13 medals at the Olympic Games, 31 medals at the Paralympic Games in Brazil in 2016, thereby achieving the highest results in the history of the national sport.

The decree of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures of further improving the management system in the field of culture and sport” of February 15 of this year marked the beginning of a new stage in development of national sports. According to the decree, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Physical Culture and Sport has been organized. Its main tasks are to involve the general population in sports, educate physically healthy generation, develop the industry and sports infrastructure, conduct sport events and competitions in cities and districts, select, train and enhance the skills of talented athletes, train personnel in cooperation with the National Olympic Committee, federations and associations on sports, introduce modern technologies in the sphere and expand international relations.

The executive office of the Children’s Sports Development Fund of Uzbekistan, which is part of the structure of the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, about 300 sports educational institutions have been transferred to the administration of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport.

The Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Mass Sports was organized in order to develop proposals based on the study, analysis of public opinion on improving the effectiveness of activities in the development of physical culture and mass sports, and its improvement.

Activities of representatives on physical culture and sports in more than 200 districts (cities) have been established in the bodies of territorial administration. This plays an important role in ensuring full implementation of the state policy, decrees and resolutions in the sphere of sports development at places, beginning with the lower levels.

In addition, more than 20 documents – the order and resolutions of the President of our country, resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers have been adopted in the current year. This also indicates the attention paid by our state to the development of physical culture and sports.

Qualitative changes in the sphere are notable as a result of reforms implemented under the leadership of the President of our country. Since the beginning of this year, our athletes won 483 gold, 394 silver, 536 bronze – totaling 1 413 medals at the republican and international sports competitions.

International competitions were successfully held in our country. Athletes of Uzbekistan were awarded gold medals in nine out of ten weight categories, at the Asian boxing championship held in Tashkent in May.

Special attention at the meeting was paid to issues of training highly qualified personnel and coaches for the sphere of sports.

A consistent work was carried out on executing the instructions of the Head of our state on training, retraining and advanced training of personnel for the sphere of physical culture and sports.

The main higher education institution of the sphere – the Uzbek State Institute of Physical Culture has been relocated to the city of Chirchik. As a result, it acquired necessary infrastructure for educating and training qualified athletes and coaches, an opportunity has been created for construction of a modern sports campus. Correspondence courses are also introduced in the institute in 2017-2018 academic year.

Center for scientific methodological support, retraining and advanced training of specialists on physical culture and sports is established at the Uzbek State Institute of Physical Culture. More than 800 employees have improved their skills by now.

At the meeting, instructions were given on further improvement of the institute’s activities, introduction of new innovative technologies into the educational process, organization of special laboratories for scientific research. The need for development of the Program for 2018-2020 on transforming the Institute of Physical Culture into a modern higher sports educational institution, organization of training programs on the basis of advanced scientific achievements, was noted.

Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures of further development of physical culture and mass sport” of June 3 of this year became another important document in this field. According to this resolution, the Program of further development of physical culture and sports in the Republic of Uzbekistan was adopted. It stipulates that more than 995,2 billion sums will be allocated for further development of physical culture and sports in 2017-2021. Construction, reconstruction and overhaul of 167 sports facilities, in particular 90 sports complexes and 77 swimming pools, as well as their equipment and re-equipment are planned in order to strengthen the material and technical base of sports schools.

Within the framework of the program, 153 children’s playgrounds were repaired this year, 232 modern playgrounds were put into operation, in Nukus – a sports complex specialized in Olympic and national sports.

At the meeting, the existence of shortcomings was also indicated. In particular, it was criticized that the activity on construction and reconstruction of 39 sports facilities, financed by the Children’s Sports Development Fund, equipping the swimming pools with modern equipment and inventory lagged behind the schedule. Instructions were given on eliminating these shortcomings, completion of construction activities before the end of the year. The need of increasing the efficiency of sports complexes operation, attraction of youth was emphasized.

The low level of interaction and selection work for revealing gifted youth between sports schools, republican schools of higher sports skills on sports and sports federations was criticized. Instructions were given on creation of a clear transparent mechanism in this direction and coverage of all the regions.

The issue of training athletes of our country for the upcoming prestigious international competitions, in particular, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, was also discussed.

In order to ensure implementation of the resolution of the Head of our state on preparation of athletes of Uzbekistan for the XXXII Summer Olympic and XVI Paralympic Games in 2020 in the city of Tokyo (Japan) of March 9, 2017, the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport, the National Olympic Committee, together with sports organizations are conducting consistent work on selection of gifted athletes and formation of teams, organization of educational training camps for athletes in our country and abroad, ensuring their worthy participation in prestigious competitions.

A critical analysis was made at the meeting of the fact that medals won at the international competitions are limited only to such sports as boxing, judo, weightlifting and wrestling. Specific measures are outlined on achievement of higher success in such sports as gymnastics, trampoline, track and field athletics, taekwondo, canoeing, cycling. The need of strengthening cooperation with international sports federations was noted.

In the resolution of the President of our country “On wide attraction of Uzbekistan athletes, who have achieved high results in prestigious international sports competitions, to public and sports activities, as well as encouragement of athletes and their coaches” of August 10 of this year, special attention is paid to the worthy stimulation of laborious work of our sports stars and coaches that have educated them, the effective use of their experience and potential, their receipt of higher and special education, improving health. This document provides an opportunity for further improvement of the system of financial incentives for athletes and coaches of Uzbekistan, making a worthy contribution to training of the reserve of athletes who can successfully participate in prestigious international competitions.

At the meeting, attention was also paid to strengthening activities of the lower levels of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport, involvement of the general public in sports, development of private sector in the sphere and other actual issues.

Tasks have been set before the relevant committees and officials.

(Source: UzA)

economy

Uzbekistan`s economy grows 5.3% in 9 months

According to preliminary data of the State Statistics Committee, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan in January-September 2017 amounted to over 170 trillion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 01.11.2017, 1$= 8078.12 soum). The growth rate of compared to the corresponding period of the previous year amounted to 105.3%.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

International cooperation

Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan: dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations

On October 31, 2017, an international conference on “Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan: 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations” was held at the International Business Center.

Good-neighborly relations connect two people with a common history, language, religion and traditions. Important documents and reached agreements during the regular meetings of the heads of states allow to strengthen relations in social, humanitarian, trade and economic spheres at a qualitatively new level. A broad celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states on the basis of the Joint Statement signed during the state visit of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to our country on September 16-17, 2017, is being held at a high level.

The international conference, organized in cooperation of Institute of strategic and interregional studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Kazakhstan Institute for strategic studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was attended by representatives of ministries and departments, diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in our country, heads of prestigious analytical centers of the two countries, mass media workers.

Cooperation between our countries is developing on the basis of the Treaty on eternal friendship between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan signed in 1998 and the Treaty on strategic partnership between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan signed in 2013, and a number of other documents. Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have common views on the international political arena, as well as on actual issues of regional importance. Our countries support each other in international organizations such as the UN, the SCO, the CIS.

At the event it was noted that cooperation between our countries is developing on the basis of high trust and mutual respect. It was emphasized that the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations is of historical significance, opening a new page in bilateral mutually beneficial relations. Intensification of mutual visits between organizations and structures of various levels of our countries contributes to further strengthening of large-scale cooperation.

This year a new page has been opened in the prospects of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Several meetings of the heads of states were held, during which agreements were reached on further strengthening mutual understanding and friendly relations. The state visit of the Head of our state Shavkat Mirziyoyev on March 22-23 to Kazakhstan and the state visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to our country on September 16-17 confirmed the unanimity of the sides in determining long-term strategic interests, actions on jointly solving issues facing the two states. The high-level meetings provide an opportunity to organize mutual visits of governments, develop mutually beneficial cooperation in business and cultural-humanitarian spheres.

Kazakhstan is one of the most important trade and economic partners of our country. There are about 230 enterprises with participation of Kazakhstan capital in our country, in Kazakhstan – over 130 enterprises that are organized jointly with partners from Uzbekistan. Natural gas, means of transportation, cars, mineral fertilizers, textile, electrical, construction products, fruits and vegetables, and other goods and services are exported from Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan. Oil products, metal, flour, fat and oil products are imported from Kazakhstan to our country.

Transport and communications, roads and railways are integrated between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Involvement of the road along the territory of Maktaaral district of Kazakhstan, connecting Tashkent and Samarkand, establishment of a high-speed train traffic along Tashkent – Almaty route and the bus route connecting the cities of the two countries ensures the development of cultural and humanitarian relations, an increase in the volume of trade and investment.

The international conference, contributing to a deep study of the current state of bilateral cooperation, plays an important role in further strengthening trade and economic relations, cultural and humanitarian ties, defining a strategy of actions for the future by developing necessary recommendations.

As it was noted at the conference, an important role is played by the Strategy of economic cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2017-2019 and an agreement on interregional cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan in achieving tangible results in the economic, trade and investment spheres. In 2016, the trade turnover between our countries amounted to 2 billion dollars. In the future, it is planned to increase this figure to 5 billion dollars.

At the sectional meetings of the forum, such issues as prospects of cooperation in political, economic, transport spheres, the role of cultural and humanitarian ties in strengthening interstate relations were discussed in a constructive spirit. It was also noted that the organization of Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan Council of Experts will become a convenient platform for a regular exchange of views and joint development of initiatives.

Following the conference, a joint communiqué was adopted.

(Source: UzA)

theatre

When in the shadow theater

A new play by the State Puppet Theater on the famous play "Shadow", staged by Dinara Yuldasheva, enjoys great success with the audience. Everything that happens on the stage is so exciting that the hall from time to time is in a state of some numbness, and only then applause is heard. Such an effect is achieved not only by semantic content, but also by technical solutions, many of which are applied for the first time.

Images by S. Juraev, D. Shermatova, Y. Tiora and other actors are remembered. Puppet show-musical in the adapted edition of Dinara Yuldasheva is significantly supplemented with songs performed by O. Galakhov, R. Ergashev, E. Aripov, Y. Ugay and others. The high appreciation of the performance was given by the famous Tashkent theater scientist Kamariddin Artykov. In his opinion, this is a very important and necessary statement for the modern viewer, our youth.

On the stage of the puppet theater there were a lot of children's plays by E. Schwartz - "Cinderella", "Snow Queen", "Two maples".

And "Shadow", perhaps, was put for the first time in the history of the Tashkent Puppet Theater. E. Schwartz wrote it in 1940, when fascism was rapidly gaining strength in Germany, and Stalinism in the former Soviet Union, when both "Shadows" already stood at the helm and claimed world domination. And although the play is written in the genre of fairy tales, it has a very profound philosophical meaning, a vivid social coloring.

- In my opinion, it is very interesting to follow the internal contradictions of the heroes, at what point in the struggle, their shadow "I" triumphs and, by entering the arena of human relations, performs its dastardly deeds, - Dinara Yuldasheva shared her outlook. "Its relevance is indisputable, because even today, at a new round of the historical development of the world community, here and there the echoes of fascist followers are heard, and the Shadows continue to decide the fate of people. I think that the uniqueness of this work is that "all ages are obedient to him". The richness of the subtext and metaphors of the play by E. Schwartz is akin to the tragicomic nature of the puppet theater, it gives fertile ground for creating a grotesque image of the play, various artistic forms. In addition, the author's subtle humor is very accurately picked up by the lyrics of V. Mlynarsky's songs, enlarging and deepening his ideological and philosophical meaning.

In the play "Shadow" for the first time the video sequence, organically weaving into the canvas of the puppet show, is not an illustration and not an ornamental decoration of the production. What is behind this? Answering this question, the director said: "In order to create the effect of the growing Shadow, first the actors' plastic sketches behind the white screen were created, which were filmed on camera. Then they were assembled in an assembly way and launched into the program for replicating the staff and changing the contour bases. "

In the phantasmagoric scene of dreams, a smoke machine and special lighting (PRK) are used. The strobe is used. Special doll designs have been devised: nose smoke, a rising hair trunk, eyebrows, eyes, pockets with various tricks. Made unique doll hands that can use objects. A large number of costumes are sewed, which allows you to change puppet images without resorting to creating additional dolls. Over each doll, 2-3 actors work, which are responsible for controlling the head, arms, legs and torso. Playing two roles, they still have time to activate individual parts and objects.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

  

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Uzbekistan – Turkey: a new stage of cooperation

On October 25, 2017, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Turkey with a state visit at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Bekir Bozdag and other officials met the Head of our state at Esenboga international airport.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the memorial complex Anitkabir, paid tribute to the memory of the first President of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

The main events of the visit were held at the Palace of the President of the Republic of Turkey. After the ceremony of the official meeting, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting in a narrow format. During the negotiations, issues of development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey in political, trade-economic, investment, transport-communication and other spheres were discussed, views were exchanged on regional and international issues.

The Republic of Turkey was the first to recognize the state independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In 1996, the Treaty on eternal friendship and cooperation was signed between our countries.

Cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey is mutually beneficial for both sides. The market of our country, liberalization of the economy, a favorable investment climate arouses interest of Turkey. The developed industry, transport communications, sea routes, agriculture and tourism potential of this country also arouses interest of Uzbekistan.

The visit of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to our country, in November 2016, demonstrated Turkey’s interest in strengthening cooperation with Uzbekistan. The heads of states held negotiations within the framework of “One Belt, One Road” forum on May 14 this year, and the summit on science and technology of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held on September 10 in Astana. As well as, in September, a meeting was held within the framework of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Activation of mutual visits at various levels between our countries is being observed. Only this year, delegations led by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey visited Uzbekistan, and the delegation of our country led by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense visited Turkey. A number of joint events and forums were held. Promising areas of mutually beneficial relations were defined at the regular meeting of the Intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Turkey, held on May 25 in Tashkent, business forums held on September 30 in Tashkent, and on October 6 in Turkey.

Presidents continued negotiations with participation of official delegations of the two countries. Issues of development of cooperation in trade, industry, agriculture, transport, tourism, science and other spheres were discussed.

Turkey is one of the important trade partners of Uzbekistan. In 2016, the trade turnover amounted to 1,2 billion US dollars. For 9 months of this year, the indicators of mutual trade increased by 29 percent. There are about 500 Turkish companies in our country. Only this year, more than 20 enterprises with participation of Turkey’s investments have been organized, 53 companies have been accredited in Uzbekistan.

During the negotiations, it was noted that there are still unused opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation, that this visit will give a new impetus to the development of contacts between ministries and departments, businessmen of the two countries.

Common opinion of the sides on the steady increase and diversification of the volume of mutual trade by supplying demanded products with high added value and developing long-term investment cooperation was expressed. In particular, Uzbekistan can export a wide range of industrial products, transformers, cables and other electrical goods, polymers, copper and copper products, mineral fertilizers, yarn, fruit and vegetable, processed food and other products. To this end, the importance of regular conduction of meetings of the Intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Turkey was emphasized.

In Uzbekistan, implementation of joint investment projects with participation of leading Turkish companies, first of all, the organization of production in free economic and small industrial zones of products with high added value on the basis of deep processing of mineral resources and raw materials is encouraged.

Proposals on studying the possibilities of cooperation and exchange of experience in the spheres of energy and minerals, energy saving, in particular, the use of renewable energy are supported.

Special attention is also paid to the issues of transport and logistics. It was emphasized that expansion of transport corridors connecting our countries with each other will serve as an important factor in development of trade and economic relations. It was decided to optimize transit tariffs and provide preferences in order to increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of international transport corridors passing through the territory of our countries.

The heads of states noted with satisfaction the agreement on direct air services between the cities of Samarkand and Istanbul, confirmed readiness for the consistent development of cooperation in the sphere of civil aviation, increasing in frequency of regular flights.

Both Uzbekistan and Turkey have tremendous opportunities in the field of tourism. Full use of this potential, increasing the tourism exchange will have a huge economic effect.

The recently adopted resolution of the President of our country on simplifying visa procedures for citizens of the Republic of Turkey became an important step in this direction. In accordance with this document, visas will be provided quickly and in a simplified manner for citizens of Turkey intending to visit Uzbekistan for business and tourism purposes.

Cooperation in the spheres of healthcare and medical education, the exchange of experience between leading research centers and training of professional personnel is also important.

Our countries are fruitfully cooperating within the framework of such international structures as the UN, the SCO, the CIS, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Positions of the sides on issues of regional and international importance are same or close.

Presidents emphasized their commitment to strengthening peace, security and stability at the regional and international levels, expressed their desire to expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation within the framework of multilateral structures.

The sides noted the importance of further development of struggling against international terrorism, religious extremism, illegal migration, illicit drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, as well as other threats and challenges of our time, within the framework of bilateral and multilateral structures.

Readiness was expressed for the exchange of experience on development of forestry, effective management of water resources, combating land degradation and desertification.

Special attention was also paid to the development of cooperation in the field of science, education, and culture.

Turkey highly appreciates the initiatives and practical activities implemented in Uzbekistan on studying the heritage of great scientists and thinkers, the measures of combating ignorance through enlightenment. In this regard, Imam Bukhari International Research Center that is being established in Samarkand and Center for Islamic Civilization in Tashkent are of great importance. Relations between scientists and scientific centers, joint projects aimed at studying the spiritual and cultural heritage will serve as a contribution to further strengthening of friendship between our people.

As a result of the negotiations, more than 20 documents on various spheres of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey were signed.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a Joint Statement of the heads of states.

A significant package of documents was also signed on development of cooperation in the spheres of trade, industry, banking and finance, investment, tourism, cargo transportation, healthcare, training, defense and others.

At the meeting with mass media representatives, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that the negotiations were held in a spirit of mutual understanding and respect, and the signed documents will further strengthen the long-term cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Turkey.

The state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Turkey continues.

(Source: UzA)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Throughout Uzbekistan, a network of centers for the integrated servicing of farmer and dehkan farms as well as owners of household land will be established in the near future

This decision was recently approved by the head of state. New centers are organized at the district councils of farmers, dehkan farms and landowners. Among their main tasks is providing consulting services to producers of agricultural products, including consulting in the legal, economic, technological spheres and assistance in drawing up business plans.

In addition, they will engage in intermediary services in the sale of agricultural products in the domestic and foreign markets, the delivery on a contractual basis of necessary material resources, seeds and seedlings, containers, equipment and other means to farmers and dehkan farms.

Another important area is providing consulting services to attract bank loans, funds and grants from international and foreign financial organizations. The agrarians will not be left aside. The centers organize training and practical courses for retraining, advanced training in all areas of agriculture.

No less important task will be the creation of new cooperative chains among farmers and farmers in the production, harvesting, storage, processing, export of agricultural products.

It should be reminded that as of January 1, 2017, the number of operating farms in Uzbekistan exceeded 132 thousand, dehkan farms - 4.7 million. Last year, the gross output of the agrarian sector reached 47.4 trillion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 26.10.2017, 1$= 8069,61 soum). In total, the country produced 8.2 million tons of grain, 2.9 million tons of potatoes, 11.2 million tons of vegetables, over 3 million tons of fruits and berries, 1.7 million tons of grapes, 2 million tons of melons and 2.9 million tons of raw cotton.

In addition, the President of Uzbekistan instructed the government in the next few months to develop a number of key programs for the development of the agricultural sector. For example, the Cabinet of Ministers will prepare regulatory and legal acts aimed at further development of animal husbandry, poultry farming, fish farming, fruit and vegetable growing, beekeeping and other important branches of agriculture until mid-December, coordinating the activities of farms in this area and improving its efficiency.

The government will also present a program of comprehensive measures to widely implement market infrastructures, innovations, scientific achievements and modern information and communication technologies at the beginning of next year. Its main goal is to increase the efficiency and profitability of agriculture, especially in mechanizing the collection of cotton, and further improve labor relations in the field.

Another important area is ensuring food security. In this regard, the head of state instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to develop a comprehensive program of measures to ensure the country's food security until 2020 by mid-December.

It is also entrusted to implement a set of measures to transform all farms into multidisciplinary farms. In particular, all farmers will have to complete this process during 2018-2021. At the same time, starting from January 1, 2022, land lease agreements with farms that have not mastered multi-profile activities will be terminated.

In addition, strict measures of liability will be applied to farmers and dehkan farms, as well as to household land owners who have inefficiently used the land allocated to them, who did not fully sow crops, and did not timely implement agrotechnical measures, until their rights to land plots are terminated.

To control this process, the efficiency of the use of land plots of farms will be discussed quarterly in the district Kengashes of People's Deputies, and the acreage of dehkan farms and landowners - monthly in the self-governing assemblies of citizens.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

 

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On the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Turkey

POLITICS

President of Uzbekistan extends condolences to Afghanistan

Investments

The major Uzbek manufacturer of specialized glass bottles Asl Oyna will invest $ 178 million to expand its capacity

xiii International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair

World cotton industry forum in Uzbekistan

FINANCE

Message of the Central bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

International cooperation

On 12th Meeting of Chairpersons of SCO Supreme Courts

Appointment

Society

At the initiative of the head of state, large-scale measures are being taken in Uzbekistan to increase and promote the culture of reading

 


the state visit of the president of uzbekistan to turkey

On the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Turkey

On October 25-26, 2017, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a state visit to Turkey at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

During high-level meetings in the city of Ankara, issues of expansion of Uzbekistan – Turkey cooperation in political, trade-economic, investment, transport-communication and other fields, joint counteraction to global and regional challenges and threats will be discussed, as well as views will be exchanged on international issues.

The delegation of Uzbekistan will also visit the city of Istanbul.

As a result of the visit, it is planned to adopt a Joint Statement of the heads of states, to sign a package of intergovernmental and interdepartmental documents aimed at further development of bilateral relations in various spheres, including creation of favorable conditions for mutually beneficial relations between the businessmen of Uzbekistan and Turkey, intensification of tourist exchange, cultural and humanitarian contacts.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

POLItiCs

President of Uzbekistan extends condolences to Afghanistan

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his condolences to the President of Afghanistan Muhammad Ashraf Ghani in connection with the terrorist attacks in Kabul and Gur province.

“With deep sorrow, we received the sad news of numerous human casualties in the result of several brutal terrorist acts in the capital of Afghanistan, the city of Kabul and the Gur province,” the Uzbek President said.

“In these woeful moments, we express our deep condolences to you, Your Excellency, and to the relatives of the deceased. We ask the Almighty for relatives of the dead - patience and perseverance, for the victims - speedy recovery,” the Uzbek leader added.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

investments

The major Uzbek manufacturer of specialized glass bottles Asl Oyna will invest $ 178 million to expand its capacity

The enterprise intends to expand the existing production three times from 200 to 600 million conventional units per year due to the construction of the 3rd, 4th and 5th glass melting furnaces and a plant for the enrichment of raw materials for glass production. For this, technological equipment will be purchased with a total cost of order $130 million

As a result of the launch of the facilities, at least 1 thousand new jobs will be created. In this case, the enterprise will change the form of ownership from the joint-stock company (JSC) to a limited liability company (LLC) before the implementation of all investment projects. The decision on this has already been approved by the general meeting of shareholders.

The projects will be financed by attracting a soft loan from the Reconstruction and Development Fund of Uzbekistan in the amount of $100 million, as well as investments of the National Bank by $ 30 million and other sources.

To ensure the necessary raw materials base, the government instructed the specialized bodies to issue a license to the enterprise for the right to use subsoil plots containing nonmetallic minerals and white marble, as well as for geological study of quartz sands at the Jeroy-2 site in the Tamdy district of Navoi region.

The remaining funds will be used to create seven new plants in Tashkent on the basis of the South Industrial Zone in the Sergeli district. In particular, there will be enterprises for the production of soft drinks, beer, liqueurs, fruit and vegetable cans, metal covers and stickers, as well as for the enrichment of raw materials for glass production.

Asl Oyna is the leading glass producer in Central Asia, located on the territory of Tashkent. His equipment, corresponding to international standards, was supplied by German Heye International GmbH, which is the world leader in this direction.

The company supplies products to the largest beer and alcohol factories in Uzbekistan - UzCarlsberg, Toshkentvino, "Uzbekiston Champagne", "Mehnat", as well as Kazakh, Turkmen, Kyrgyz and Tajik producers.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

xiii International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair

World cotton industry forum in Uzbekistan

The 76th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee and the 13th International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair are being held in Tashkent.

At the meeting of this committee held last year, a decision was taken on conducting a conference in Tashkent on “Cotton in the era of globalization and technological progress”. This is another confirmation of steady strengthening of the international status of Uzbekistan, as one of the major centers of the cotton and textile industries.

About 1500 specialists from more than 50 countries are taking part in the work of the meeting and the fair.

International Cotton Advisory Committee was established in 1939. It currently includes organizations such as the Standing Committee, the Task Force on Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton, the Expert Panel on Social, Environmental and Economic Performance of Cotton Production, the Expert Panel on Biotechnology, the International Forum on Development of Cotton Industry, the Expert Panel on Ginning Methods, as well as a number of key structures aimed at development of the sphere.

International Uzbek Cotton Fair is also included in the list of important events of the International Cotton Advisory Committee, which is one of the prestigious forums that determine the policy of the cotton market on a global scale. The fair is organized with cooperation of JSC “Uzbekengilsanoat” (“Uzbekistan light industry”), the ministries of foreign trade, agriculture and water resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the “Sifat” (“Quality”) center.

The current state and prospects of the world cotton market are being discussed within the framework of the event, sessions will be held on the issues of growing competitive industrial raw materials, its deep processing, trade, logistics and insurance. Issues of selection, cotton agrotechnics, crop protection from various agricultural pests and diseases, fiber quality assessment will be studied in the example of Uzbekistan.

Qualitative indicators of domestic fiber are radically improving due to technical and technological reforms implemented in the system, innovations introduced into practice. This, in turn, plays a key role in acquisition of a lasting place in global cotton market in the current strong competition. According to experts, in 2016, the share of fiber of “Oliy” (“Premium”) and “Yakhshi” (“Good”) varieties grew by 10 percent and reached 92 percent in the country compared to previous years.

The volume of fiber processing is also increasing. If only 3-5 percent of fiber was processed in the country in the early 1990s, now this figure has exceeded 50 percent. The commissioning of new capacities even in the most remote regions, the radical modernization of existing enterprises is contributing to the expansion of the scale of work in this direction. However, the goal is common: to achieve 100% processing of domestic fiber until 2020, supply the international market with high-quality finished products with added value.

Cotton and knitted fabrics, dyed and mixed yarn, special fabrics, finished products of about one hundred enterprises of JSC “Uzbekengilsanoat” are widely represented on the stands of the fair. The annual export of products of enterprises of the system exceeds 1 billion dollars. It is supplied to more than 50 countries.

Within the framework of the fair, it is planned to hold master classes with participation of designers from South Korea and Uzbekistan for the first time, training seminars on issues of expansion of textile exports to the EU countries. It is also planned to demonstrate the textile potential, a fashion show of clothes produced in domestic enterprises.

(Source: UzA)

FINANCE

Message of the Central bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Сentral Bank of the Republic Uzbekistan fixed the following rates of the foreign currencies to sum since October 10, 2017 to conduct bookkeeping, statistical and other statements on currency transactions as well as calculations of customs and other obligatory payments.

1 US Dollar              8069,61

1 Euro                9496,32

1 Russian Ruble            140,31

1 Pound Sterling           10649,46

1 Japanese Yen         70,95

1 South Korean Won          7,14

1 Kuwaiti Dinar           26707,30

1 Malaysian Ringgit          1907,26

1 Yuan Renminbi          1217,04

1 Singapore Dollar          5923,95

1 Swiss Franc          8200,82

1 UAE Dirham          2197,13

1 Egyptian Pound          457,36

1 Australian Dollar          6312,05

1 Turkish Lira          2189,26

1 Special Drawing Rights          11397,52

1 Canadian Dollar          6393,80

1 Ukrainian Hryvnia          304,17

1 Polish Zloty          2240,75

*Rates are fixed without obligations of the Central bank of Republic Uzbekistan to buy or sell currency at the given rate.

(Source: cbu.uz)

International cooperation

On 12th Meeting of Chairpersons of SCO Supreme Courts

The Twelfth Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Supreme Courts of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be held in Tashkent on 25 October 2017.

The meeting will be attended by representatives of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The participants of the meeting will exchange views on topical issues of strengthening multilateral cooperation within the framework of the SCO.

Following the results of the meeting, representatives of the SCO countries will sign the Joint Statement.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Appointment

Uzbekistan appointed a new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Nabijon Kasimov became the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Prior to this appointment, he worked as the chairman of the Association of Private Tourism Organizations of Uzbekistan.

Nabijon Kasimov left for Germany on 23 October 2017, the Uzbek foreign ministry said.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Society

At the initiative of the head of state, large-scale measures are being taken in Uzbekistan to increase and promote the culture of reading

It would seem, what's the question? After all, we can proudly recall that we belonged (at one time!) to the most reading country in the world. Let us recall the millions of copies of literary magazines, night shifts in line for a three-volume Pushkin or announcements in newspapers: I change Zhiguli to the Library of World Literature ...

Previously all the people - old and young, townspeople and villagers, students and engineers, housewives and secretaries read. We read at home, sitting comfortably on the couch, and on a long trip on the regiment of the car, in the subway and on the bus seat.

And then suddenly everything changed. Many people stopped touching the book. Luxury libraries, which were collected by several generations of the family, disappeared on a flea market for a pittance or even at waste paper reception points. But not only books and libraries disappeared - the need for reading, its culture, which had been inculcating over the years, began to disappear slowly. Moreover, it is much easier to sit for hours at the TV.

After all, ask anyone now what the last book he read, this question will put a person in trouble.

Let's look at the book "flea market" near the Tashkent Central Department Store (CDS, TSUM) - a very famous place. There is an opinion that you can buy everything you want. But it is greatly exaggerated, even erroneous. Yes, there is a wide range of educational and children's literature, a lot of economic books, very necessary now publications on computer technology. And classical fiction is simply not there. But full of all mysticism, predictions, works and advice of various healers, mastaki quickly get rich.

There are also bookshops in Tashkent. Of course, they became few, they used to be at every step. One of the best is "Book World" near TSUM, where literature is sold, published by Russian printing companies. Everything's there! About Shakespeare does not say, books of any genre, including the classic, is presented in the widest range. But the prices for them are fantastic! If the book is published on good paper and with illustrations, then its value is simply off scale. If on a terrible yellow paper, it is cheaper, but still it is very expensive.

Saving second-hand stores, which are also very few in Tashkent. But it is there that you can find Shukshin and Voznesensky, Hemingway and Wilde, Simonov and Tsvetaeva, not to mention Pushkin, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky. And on a wave of reasonable prices. So if you want to buy the book you can still.

However, nowhere, whether on the book "flea market" or in the shops, or at the secondhand bookstores, we will not find a "boom" in the books. To read is not prestigious, to have smart libraries too. Therefore, going into the house of even a well-off person, you can not be surprised at the lack of books in the cabinets or on the shelves. In addition, advertising "Cola", until recently, no one advertised books, did not promote the culture of reading, the need for this intellectual process of cognition and familiarity with the beautiful.

The question is logical: what about "them"? And if, suddenly, in the West or in other parts of the world there was also a disappearance of interest in literature, reading, books, it would be easier for us, we would call this a worldwide trend. But no, this is not observed there. Somehow long talked on this topic with the famous poet Raim Farhadi, who travels the world a lot. And in different countries he always goes to bookstores to buy literature in English. And it always surprises a large number of visitors, especially young people, in these outlets. To the cash desks for paying for selected books there are built up huge queues of buyers. It's just great!

This situation began to change radically after the vigorous steps of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in this direction.

At the beginning of this year, the President issued an order to develop the system for publishing and distributing books, raising and promoting the culture of reading.

It noted that during the years of independence, a solid system of preparing educational literature for educational institutions and delivering it to students has been created in our country, and it is being published in seven languages that are being taught in Uzbekistan. The material and technical base of information-resource and information-library centers has been updated, and the systems of modern electronic libraries operate.

A legal framework has been established in the areas of the press, publishing and information, more than 10 laws and over 30 by-laws have been adopted. State registered 1,677 printing enterprises, 118 publishing houses. Equipped with modern technologies, the National Library of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi, 14 regional information and library centers, about 200 information and resource centers of educational institutions in district centers and cities, the provision of information and library services to the population is established, and the complexes "Kitob olami", "Sharq ziyokori" and "Uzdavkitobsavdota’minoti" - rendering book trade services.

At the same time, this document notes a number of problems related to the development of this important area for improving the reading culture among the population, especially young people.

First of all, work on the publication of artistic, educational, popular science literature aimed at increasing the intellectual potential of young people, providing it with educational institutions, selecting and translating the best works of national and world literature, is not organized on a systemic, carefully thought out basis.

The system of delivery of published books at reasonable prices from publishers to regions, online ordering and delivery to the addressee is not developed enough, and the use of electronic versions of books for public services is not established at the required level.

Funds for the purchase of books for educational and cultural institutions are not attracted by means of sources available at sufficient level, events designed to organize presentations of new books in educational institutions, libraries and mahallas conducted by specialized book trade enterprises do not correspond to modern requirements, to improve the culture of reading, including propaganda and explanatory work through the mass media.

To eliminate the existing shortcomings in this area, to improve the culture of reading the population, proposals of specialists and experts were prepared taking into account the best foreign experience.

In particular, the demand was studied among the population, especially young people, for highly artistic books that served to raise the intellectual level, a critical analysis of the management system for publishing and delivering books to the population, as well as work on translating the best works of world literature into the Uzbek language and selected works of Uzbek literature in foreign languages.

A system has been created to provide financial benefits and material support to publishers specialized in children's literature, improving the order of purchasing from abroad high-quality paper and printing raw materials for printing books by printing enterprises and publishing houses, specific mechanisms have been developed to further develop the distribution system of the book and reach out to the general public, the formation of prices for books and its sales. The issues of renting places for specialized bookshops in regional, regional centers and cities, as well as in a busy and comfortable rural area, the maintenance of a separate statistical record of business entities, in which the share of book trade is more than 70%, and the provision of appropriate tax benefits.

Specific proposals have been prepared for the selection of classical and contemporary works by Uzbek and foreign writers recommended for extracurricular reading in educational institutions, reviewing the list of textbooks and introducing the writing system based on the read works into the educational process, and revising the system of material support for the activity of literary circles. And also on the organization of creative meetings with authors of books in educational institutions, libraries, mahallas, the formation of culture and reading skills in educational institutions, especially at preschool and early stage of education.

In September this year, the presidential decree "On the Program of Comprehensive Measures for the Development of the Publication and Distribution of Book Products, Improving the Culture of Reading" is published. It notes that at present in our country, based on the Strategy of Action on the five priority development directions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, major changes are being made in all spheres and sectors. At the same time, special attention is paid to the greater affirmation of noble values and traditions in our life, in particular, to the enhancement of the reading culture, which is of great importance for the growth of the spiritual and intellectual potential, the expansion of the world outlook of our people, especially the younger generation, the upbringing of harmoniously developed personalities in the spirit of love and devotion to the Motherland.

At the same time, the document stresses, the important tasks remain the qualitative publication of books that meet the spiritual and artistic and aesthetic needs of our people, especially young people, timely delivery of books at affordable prices to places, including educational institutions, translation of the best samples of the national and world literature, the formation of the younger generation from an early childhood of love for the book, the skills of reading electronic books, improving the culture of reading in our society.

Today, life itself requires support and further development of publishing and printing activities, creating a market of printed and electronic book products on the basis of healthy competition.

The program approved by the head of state is aimed at a comprehensive solution of these important issues, improving the system of publishing and distributing book products, posting the best works of the classics of Uzbek and world literature on the Internet and popularizing them, as well as providing accessibility to a wide range of readers.

The program includes state support for the publication of books of social importance, especially children's literature, the development of the activity of specialized book stores, the expansion of information and library activities, the enrichment of the funds of information and resource centers and libraries of educational institutions, organizations and departments with educational, technical, methodical, artistic, educational and popular scientific literature, and strengthening their material and technical base. And also the formation of a unified database of all kinds of information and library resources of the National Library of Uzbekistan and information and library centers, providing access to it from any information and library institution in the country.

A very important point in the decree is the organization of the production of e-Reader electronic educational devices that enable searching and acquiring the necessary literature through the Internet, placing in their information base textbooks, teaching aids for general education schools, lyceums and colleges, higher education institutions, preparing proposals for establishing acquisition mechanisms given products at reasonable prices.

Also very important is the implementation of measures aimed at preventing the publication and dissemination of low-quality literature that does not correspond to spiritual and moral values.

In the light of these important documents, great work has already been done, there are first successes. In particular, in the republic, based on international experience, the publication of books has been established, which are easy to weight, easy to read, and affordable at the expense of high technologies.

Such books, in particular, are produced by the Publishing and Polygraphic Creative House "Uzbekiston". In addition, based on innovative technologies, work has begun on publishing books in 3D format. This project, implemented by the Publishing and Polygraphic Creative House named after Gafur Gulyam and “Colar Technology” LLC, is an innovation in the publishing sector of our country.

According to the Uzbek Agency for Press and Information (UzAPI) information, more than 130 publishing houses, about 1800 printing enterprises are registered in the country, which annually produces book products of more than 4 thousand titles with a total circulation of more than 50 million copies.

Along with the development of publishing work with the aim of increasing the attention of young people to the book and improving the reading culture in the country, the motto "Attention to literature - attention to spirituality, to the future" hosts the book holidays, the traditional "Children's Book" festival under the motto "Healthy and spiritually mature generation - the future of the country!".

Constant attention is paid to the publication of works by writers and poets who have made a significant contribution to the development of national literature, as well as young writers. For example, the Ijod Foundation of the Writers' Union of Uzbekistan has published more than 1.2 million copies of books by young writers and poets since 2010 in the series My First Book.

The pressing issue of the development of the publishing business is the improvement of its legal framework. The most important tasks in this direction are the identification of specific forms and mechanisms of state support for book publishing, the allocation of grants for the publication of literature of social significance, the stimulation of the activities of publishers and writers, and the provision of financial incentives for the publication of children's literature. In remote areas of the country, it is necessary to improve the work of bookstores taking into account the expansion of the range and the creation of necessary conditions.

In this regard, at the initiative of the President of our country, this year, attention has been paid to the work to improve the spirituality of the people, the culture of reading. Important documents have been adopted on holding anniversaries of famous writers Ishokhon Ibrat, Komiljon Otaniyozov, Sharaf Rashidov, Erkin Vohidov, creating the Alley of Writers in the National Park of Uzbekistan, raising the status of art institutions.

In accordance with the decree of the head of state, the Uzbek Agency for Press and Information is a special authorized body in the sphere of improving the system of publishing and distribution of book products and information and library activities.

"The program, approved by the decree of the President of our country, outlines 35 tasks, 30 of which are directly involved in the implementation of our agency," says J. Jangirov, head of the UzAPI information service. - Currently, in cooperation with a number of ministries and organizations, a draft Law "On Publishing Activities" is being prepared in a new version. At the same time, proposals are being developed to provide financial benefits to publishers of children's literature, to improve their support and development.

The Agency, Publishing and printing joint-stock company "Shark", "Uzbekiston Pochtasi" JSC, leading publishers have developed one more innovation aimed at meeting the needs of the population in book production: in the near future a special system of low-cost books delivery from publishers to regions, submitting online orders and delivering books to them by mail.

In order to prevent the preparation, publication and distribution of literature that is superficial in content, which does not comply with our norms of morality, national spirituality and values negatively affecting the education of young people, in cooperation with partner organizations, the activities of publishers are monitored. In this process, economic entities that illegally deal with publishing and printing activities are identified, in relation to which measures are taken within the framework of the law.

A centralized system of replenishing the funds of information and library institutions of the country with new literature and necessary materials is being introduced. The centralized information system for working with library collectors and cooperation with publishers will be improved. This will allow to regularly enrich the funds of educational institutions with new books.

Within the framework of the forthcoming National Informational Library Week "Infolib Uzbekistan" in November this year, it is envisaged to develop the skills of using library services among the population, especially young people, by holding online conferences.

In order to reflect the large-scale creative work carried out, moral and material support of writers, poets, journalists, as well as young writers, the agency announced a project of social orders for the creation of art and socio-political literature on the theme "Development strategy and the hero of our time". Currently, the competition receives a lot of artistic and socio-political works. They will be evaluated by an authoritative jury created at the agency's publishing houses, published on the basis of social grants.

Also, in order to expand the cooperation of publishing houses, to increase the publishing culture, to popularize the achievements of the sphere, to stimulate the specialists of the sphere, and to widely promote reading among all segments of the population, in particular, the youth, the agency plans to hold the "Best Book of the Year" and "Favorite Youth Book" contests.

Every day there are reports of the opening in the regions of bookstores or other events related to the increase of the readership culture among the population. For example, recently a complex of "Kitob olami" was opened in Bukhara.

At the ceremony it was stressed that books, especially fiction, are important for the upbringing of a harmoniously developed personality, ensuring the spiritual needs of a person. Therefore, in our country, special attention is paid to increasing the interest of the population, especially young people, in reading.

In this complex, the sale of socio-political, popular science literature, textbooks published in our country is organized. All amenities for readers are created here.

- We receive books on a contractual basis directly from 118 printing houses of our country, - says E. Bobomurodov, head of the limited liability company "Bukhoro Kitob Olami". - This contributes to timely meeting the demand for books, preventing the growth of prices for printing products.

As a result of the project, 15 new jobs were created. By the end of the year, due to the opening of two cinemas, the expansion of the scale of services, it is planned to create 30 more jobs.

And in Navoi there is a monument to the book. At the event in connection with this event, it was noted that special attention paid to improving the reading culture among the population, supporting creative individuals, contributes to the effectiveness of reforms in the cultural and educational sphere. The monument has a deep symbolic meaning, because the book is an effective means of education, calling for fighting ignorance through enlightenment.

- At the meeting held in November 2016 with the voters of our region, the President of the country noted that it was Navoi region that should become an example in working out effective projects, initiating initiatives to increase interest in reading books and reading culture in the society, since this area is named after Alisher Navoi, which is not only recognition, but also responsibility, - said

A. Mirzayev, head of the department for the operation of residential houses and dormitories of the city of Navoi. - Indeed, various propaganda activities are being carried out aimed at educating the population, in particular young people, with highly spiritual, enlightened personalities. However, nothing can replace the book, since it is the most effective and effective means of educating the younger generation. On the territory around this three-meter monument all conditions for reading books have been created. In addition, there is a chessboard with an area of almost five square meters. Here, children will play chess using figures the size of their growth.

... I do not want to agitate anyone, call for constant reading of literature, especially classics, to explain the difference between watching TV series on a "box" and touching a living word. But I want so much that, after reading this article, at least someone comes to the bookcase, where the works, collected by parents and grandparents for decades, will get the first book and admire the brilliant lines

“I remember a wonderful moment, I saw you in front of me, as a fleeting vision, as the genius of pure beauty...”

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

 

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posted 12 Nov 2017, 09:40 by Webmaster Ambasciata

POLITICs

Uzbekistan: Expert opinion on the outcomes of Sochi Summit

Export

Uzbekistan implemented the first deliveries of fruit and vegetable products under the single UzAgro brand to Russia

BUSINESS CLIMATE

In Tashkent, within the next two months, it is planned to launch a new small industrial zone

International cooperation

On October 19, Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan business forum was held in Tashkent

 


POLItiCs

Uzbekistan: Expert opinion on the outcomes of Sochi Summit

Senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Nizomiddin Ziyamov states that in international political and expert circles they openly acknowledge: thanks to the active policy of Uzbekistan, a new political reality has been created in Central Asia within a short span of time.

- What is the place of the CIS in the foreign policy of Uzbekistan?

- To begin with, according to the Foreign Policy Concept of the Republic of Uzbekistan, cooperation with the CIS countries is one of the priority areas of foreign policy. Our country with the states of the Commonwealth is linked by historically formed political, economic, transport-communication and other ties. The Republic of Uzbekistan will continue to build bilateral relations of cooperation with the CIS countries on the basis of equality, mutual benefit, respect and consideration of each other’s interests.

The evidence of this was the new conceptual ideas and proposals of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the Sochi CIS summit. The head of state noted that “Uzbekistan intends to seriously optimize its approaches and give a qualitatively new dynamics to participation in the CIS activities”, “for us it is the most important institution of practical cooperation in priority areas, and the member countries of the Commonwealth are our natural partners, neighbors and friends”. Moreover, the President made a proposal to hold a summit of the heads of the Commonwealth member states in 2020 in Uzbekistan.

Undoubtedly, such an active policy of the country will give a powerful impetus to further deepening cooperation between the CIS countries in various fields, intensifying cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, transport, tourism, education, science and security. A fundamentally new approach cannot but find the reciprocal interest of our partners in the Commonwealth. Today, Uzbekistan is the third largest post-Soviet country after Russia and Ukraine, with a rich historical and cultural heritage, a fast-growing economy, and an attractive, peaceful foreign policy aimed at ensuring peace, stability and security in Central Asia.

It should also be emphasized that further deepening of cooperation within the framework of the CIS will also be facilitated by large-scale, profound reforms implemented in Uzbekistan in all spheres of public life. It should be noted that the ongoing transformations within the framework of the Strategy of Action in 2017-2021 open up new opportunities not only for us, but also for all our partners, including the Commonwealth.

- Today, the focus of foreign media is placed on Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s initiatives aimed at enhancing the cooperation among the member nations of the organization. How can this have effect on the advancement of bilateral cooperation between Uzbekistan and Central Asian states?

- Currently, Uzbekistan is dynamically developing cooperation with the states of Central Asia both on a bilateral and multilateral basis. In international political and expert circles, they openly acknowledge: “thanks to the active policy of Uzbekistan, a new political reality has been created in Central Asia within a short span of time”.

Such dynamics in Central Asia does not contradict, but, on the contrary, becomes a powerful factor in implementing the main idea of the Commonwealth, which is to strengthen multifaceted cooperation, ensure security and joint sustainable development in the CIS space. It is no coincidence that Shavkat Mirziyoyev carried out the first foreign visits as the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.

To date, Central Asia is rightly considered one of the key regions in the CIS area.

In recent months, the attractiveness of the regional market for foreign investors has increased significantly. Strong ties have been formed that ensure a close exchange and dialogue between our countries, and also contribute to the growth of business activity throughout the CIS.

- What are the prospects for cooperation between Uzbekistan and the CIS countries?

- Since the establishment of the Commonwealth, an extensive legal field has been created within the CIS. The instruments and mechanisms of interaction have been developed for many areas of vital importance for the Commonwealth member states, including the development of trade, economic, communication and transport links, security and cultural cooperation.

Since 2011, the Free Trade Agreement has been put in place, which is designed to promote the formation of a qualitatively new economic space, to foster the activation of mutual trade between all CIS countries. Positive dynamics, despite the negative trends in the global economy, is already evident.

Since early 2017, Uzbekistan’s trade with the Commonwealth countries has increased by more than 20%.

A new impetus to the further growth of trade and economic ties will give an early formation of a full-fledged free trade zone in the CIS space without any exceptions and limitations.

It is noteworthy that not only Uzbekistan, but also our partners are interested in this. The Uzbek consumer market is growing rapidly both in terms of volume and quality. This is evidenced by the high degree of interaction between business circles of Uzbekistan and its partners in the CIS - Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, which we have been seeing since the beginning of 2017. By the way, the other day Tashkent hosted an exhibition of industrial goods of Tajikistan with great success.

- What is the role of cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere?

- The interaction in the cultural and humanitarian sphere is based on the Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Culture, Science and Technology, Education, Health, Information, Sports and Tourism, signed by the heads of CIS states in 2001. Nevertheless, since the beginning of this year, it is impossible not to notice the attention paid by the leadership of our country to the development of cultural and humanitarian ties with the states of the Commonwealth. This issue has always been on the agenda of the bilateral talks of the President of Uzbekistan with the leaders of the CIS countries, as well as in the framework of the Sochi summit.

In particular, the head of our country noted that the expansion of applied scientific and technical cooperation and educational exchange is one of the priorities of joint actions within the framework of the CIS. The implementation of joint programs in the field of training highly qualified personnel, projects in the field of high technology, as well as joint research.

Even today in Uzbekistan, branches of the Moscow State University, the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, the Plekhanov Russian Economic University are carrying out their activities. It is currently planned to open branches of the Higher School of MGIMO and the Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University in Tashkent.

It is gratifying to note that recently the traditional day of cultural and humanitarian cooperation is the joint holding of days of culture of the CIS countries, exhibitions, scientific and practical conferences, round tables and seminars. A number of such joint events were held with Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan.

Cooperation in the sphere of tourism occupies a special place in the development of cultural and humanitarian ties. The Commonwealth countries have a huge tourist potential, a large-scale implementation of which will contribute not only to their economic growth, but also to the rapprochement of peoples. It is no accident that at the CIS summit in Sochi, the President of Uzbekistan proposed holding one of the regular meetings of the Commonwealth Tourist Board in the ancient city of Samarkand.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

export

Uzbekistan implemented the first deliveries of fruit and vegetable products under the single UzAgro brand to Russia

The first consignment was sent the other day by air to the trading house of the company "Uzagroexport" in Moscow. More than ten names of fresh and dried fruits, as well as 40 tons of grapes, are exported by charter flight.

As reported in the company "Uzbekozikovkatholding", the work on the export of Uzbek fruits and vegetables under the brand UzAgro is aimed at maintaining a steady growth rate of export volumes of the industry. In addition, transportation of fruit and vegetable products under the new unified brand will now be carried out not only by road and rail, but also by the NAC aircraft.

"The delivery of fruit and vegetable products by air will enable buyers in the Russian market to purchase the most fresh, environmentally friendly product of high quality," the press service of the company emphasized.

The Uzbek side also entered into direct contracts with the largest Russian trading networks, such as X5 Retail Group, Magnit, Holiday, Maria Ra, for the supply of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products. At the same time, representatives of "Uzbekozikovkatholding" noted that fruit and vegetable flights are planned to be performed once a week.

It should be reminded that the Minister of Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev recently announced that the republic intends to increase the annual volume of deliveries of fruits and vegetables to Russia to $ 1 billion. Only this year, the export of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables to the Russian Federation grew by almost 30%.

Currently, agreements exist between countries on the organization of a simplified procedure for the conduct of customs operations in the movement of goods and vehicles, as well as simplification of the phytosanitary control procedure.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

In Tashkent, within the next two months, it is planned to launch a new small industrial zone

The new zone will be created on the basis of buildings and structures of the former research and production association "Signal" with a total area of 5.1 hectares located in the Uchtepa district of the capital. In the near future, these facilities will be fully transferred to the jurisdiction of the capital city hokimiyat in accordance with the decision of the Tashkent inter-district economic court.

It should be noted that three small industrial zones are already operating in Tashkent. In addition, this year should appear five more, in 2018 - two. Production areas and land plots located on their territory are provided for long-term lease for a period of 10 years. In the future, the term can be extended for another 10 years, provided that companies fulfill agreements on the implementation of projects and timely payment of all taxes and other mandatory payments.

Companies in the territory of the zones are exempt from paying property tax and corporate income tax, as well as a single tax payment for a period of two years. Effects of benefits can be extended for another two years, provided that no less than 30% of the total volume of output is exported.

In total, the number of small industrial zones in Uzbekistan reached 96. They implemented 1021 projects worth 535 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 23.10.2017, 1$= 8058,77 soum). As a result of the launch of new enterprises, more than 9.6 thousand jobs were created.

Within the framework of various projects in the regions, products of light, chemical, food industry, electrical engineering, modern building materials, furniture and other finished products are in demand not only on the domestic market but also on the foreign market. In addition, as a result of the implementation of 248 prospective projects, an additional 11,000 new jobs are envisaged to create.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

On October 19, Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan business forum was held in Tashkent

It was attended by the heads of ministries, departments and companies of the two countries operating in such spheres as trade, investment, construction, automotive, light and food industry, agriculture and water resources, energy, transport and logistics, information technologies.

Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan A.Ikramov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to our country E.Utembayev, Chairman of the Board of “Kazakh Invest” company A.Arinov and others noted that relations between our countries are consistently developing in all directions. An important legal basis for this became the Treaty on eternal friendship, the Treaty on strategic partnership and a number of other documents signed between our countries.

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are implementing promising projects on mutually beneficial cooperation in investment, trade, economic and social spheres. The trade turnover is growing steadily. There are more than 200 companies with participation of Kazakhstan capital, in our country. In 2016, the trade turnover exceeded 2 billion dollars. In January-August this year, this indicator grew by 35 percent. An important guide to action in this direction became the Strategy of economic cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2017-2019, adopted in March of this year.

Business forums between the two countries contribute to an even more effective use of the potential of trade and economic cooperation. Agreements worth a total of 1,2 billion dollars were signed at such forums held in Astana in March of this year and in Tashkent in September.

During the current event, businessmen of Kazakhstan were provided with information on the ongoing structural reforms in accordance with the Strategy of actions on five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, developed at the initiative of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev. It was noted that laws and other legislative documents aimed at creating a favorable investment climate, granting tax and customs preferences for entrepreneurs and investors are being adopted in our country.

Within the framework of the business forum, a memorandum of cooperation between Chirchik Transformer Plant and “Alageum Electric” JSC of Kazakhstan and other agreements were signed.

B2B meetings were held within the framework of the forum. Participants discussed prospects of establishing mutually beneficial cooperation in various spheres.

Issues of implementation of new investment projects, organization of joint ventures were also considered.

(Source: UzA)

 

 

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posted 12 Nov 2017, 09:39 by Webmaster Ambasciata

POLITICS

Support for privatized enterprises – an important factor of the economic growth of our country

President of Uzbekistan received the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

Investments

In the Tashkent region, by the end of 2020, a total of 21 investment projects will be implemented in the construction materials industry with a total value of over $ 1 billion

Ecology

Modern technologies in waste processing

 


POLItiCs

Support for privatized enterprises – an important factor of the economic growth of our country

On October 27, a meeting under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was held on the ongoing work of raising the state policy in the sphere of development of private property and entrepreneurship on the basis of privatized state property to a qualitatively new level, effective support for privatized business entities.

It was attended by the State Advisor to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Deputy Prime Minister, heads of relevant ministries and departments.

A solid legislative framework is created in our country aimed at ensuring the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of private owners. Direct modern interactive forms of provision of public services are being introduced. A systematic dialogue has been established between state bodies and entrepreneurs. Reliable legal guarantees are established for the consistent support of small business and private entrepreneurship as an important factor in sustainable development of the country’s economy, creating new workplaces and improving the welfare of the population.

The Strategy of actions on five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021 outlines the actual tasks on strengthening the guarantees of reliable protection of the rights and legitimate interests of private property and entrepreneurship entities, fully supporting the categories of the population who intend to establish their own business.

During the trips to the regions, the President of our country criticized the inefficient use of production opportunities of privatized facilities, the lack of systematic measures on long-term development of enterprises, establishment of specialized production capacities, introduction of modern technologies that are important in ensuring the competitiveness of produced products.

In our country, joint consistent work of tax bodies, economic and statistical agencies on system analysis of financial, economic and production indicators of privatized enterprises, identification of inactive, low-profit and loss-making industries, empty and inefficiently used facilities and land plots, has been established.

Activity of almost 40 thousand previously privatized objects was studied, it was revealed that 3900 of them are empty or not fully used. Projects and road maps have been developed on restoring activities of 2700 of these facilities or establishing new production facilities on their basis.

Investments in the amount of 2,7 trillion sums (currency rates of CB RU from 30.10.2017, 1$= 8069,61 soum) will be attracted within the framework of these projects, more than 25 thousand workplaces will be created. To date, the activity of 420 enterprises has been restored, activity of 1800 objects will be restored until the end of the year.

The Decree of the Head of our state “On establishment of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for assistance to privatized enterprises and development of competition” of April 18, 2017, serves as an important factor in this.

At the meeting, the work carried out by the newly formed State Committee was reviewed, and measures taken on development and implementation of the road map aimed at improving the efficiency of activities and modernization of production, development of privatized enterprises in order to assist them in creating new workplaces, expanding production volumes of competitive products, obtaining permits, connecting to communication networks and allocating loans by commercial banks, were found unsatisfactory.

Responsible persons were entrusted to develop and implement projects and road maps on restoration and development of activities of inactive 1200 objects with participation of their owners.

In the current year, 408 public facilities were sold to private owners. Of these, 278 were transferred at zero cost with condition of investing 1,6 trillion sums and creating more than 10 thousand workplaces.

Currently, 388 state facilities are on sale, of which 161 are planned to be provided at zero cost.

At the meeting it was noted that government bodies are not paying due attention to issues of monitoring the production activities and financial-economic situation of privatized enterprises, providing them with loans and material resources, identifying existing problems and their causes, providing practical assistance to entrepreneurs in restoring the engineering and production infrastructure, searching for sales markets.

Issues of development of competitive environment and the securities market, protection of consumer rights, licensing of exchange activities, system training, retraining and advanced training of modern personnel, and introduction of international best practice into the sphere were also discussed.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev gave corresponding instructions to officials on eliminating existing shortcomings in the sphere, tasks for the future.

(Source: UzA)

President of Uzbekistan received the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

On October 27, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin who arrived in our country at the request of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

The Head of our state, welcoming the guest, noted with deep satisfaction that a regular and productive dialogue at various levels promotes strengthening of relations of strategic partnership and alliance between Uzbekistan and Russia, as well as filling them with concrete practical content.

It was especially emphasized that the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Russian Federation in April this year, as well as the meetings of the heads of the two countries, including within the framework of the CIS summit in Sochi on October 10, allowed to bring bilateral long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation to a new qualitative level.

Today, trade volumes are growing steadily, large investment projects are being implemented with leading companies and banks of Russia in the oil and gas complex, metallurgy, mechanical and electrical engineering, textile, food, pharmaceutical and other sectors of the economy of Uzbekistan.

Interaction between regions and at the level of business has been intensified. A fruitful cultural and humanitarian exchange is developing.

Issues of practical implementation of arrangements and agreements on further expansion of trade, economic, investment and military-technical cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia were discussed at the meeting.

The importance of strengthening industrial cooperation between the leading enterprises and companies of the two countries aimed at speedy promotion of joint prospective programs and innovative projects was noted.

Dmitry Rogozin expressed his deep gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and conveyed sincere greetings and best wishes of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia emphasized the interest and readiness of the Russian Federation for development of full-scale and mutually beneficial cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan in the spirit of strategic partnership and alliance.

(Source: UzA)

investments

In the Tashkent region, by the end of 2020, a total of 21 investment projects will be implemented in the construction materials industry with a total value of over $ 1 billion

Their implementation is envisaged by the targeted program for the development of the building materials industry in the metropolitan area until 2020, approved the other day by the government of the country.

Some of the largest projects will be implemented by representatives of the cement industry. For example, the Russian holding company Eurocement Group will invest $ 220 million in the creation of cement production by a "dry method" with a capacity of 2.4 million tons per year.

Two more cement plants will be built by Chinese investors. The first will appear on the basis of the Xin Lei enterprise in the Akhangaran district and will have an annual capacity of 1 million tons and cost $108 million, the other on the basis of Ahangaranshifer with a capacity of 1 million tons and a cost of $100 million.

An interesting project is planned to be implemented by a group of investors from Russia in conjunction with Uzpromstroybank. In the Parkent FEZ will be established production of modern wallpaper from various materials. The initiators are planning to increase production to 3 million rolls per year. The total cost of the initiative is estimated at $8 million.

The Iranian partners will not be left out. Kashi Ehsan Maybod Co Pjs intends to launch a factory for the production of glazed ceramic tiles based on the EMG enterprise in the Yukorichirchik district with an annual production of 2.1 million square meters of products.

According to the government's forecasts, as a result of the implementation of all projects in the region, almost 4,000 new jobs will be created. At the same time, the total volume of foreign direct investment will exceed $519 million.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Ecology

Modern technologies in waste processing

The International Business Center in Tashkent has hosted an international roundtable discussion on modern technologies in the management of solid domestic waste: legal, technical and investment solutions.

It was organized by the Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis and the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan jointly with the OSCE Project Coordinator in the country in partnership with the Regional Environmental Center of Central Asia and "Toshrangmetalzavod" OJSC.

The purpose of the event was a wide discussion of legal, technical and investment decisions in Uzbekistan in the field of solid waste management, practical measures to solve problems of rational use of natural resources in order to reduce raw material losses and maximum utilization of solid household waste with subsequent use as secondary raw materials , as well as studying the experience of foreign countries in addressing the issues of ensuring the efficient use of natural resources by improving the management system from progress, improving the system of state regulation and the introduction of modern technologies in the management of solid waste.

Foreign experts from Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Italy, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, OSCE officials, the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia, UNDP, deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis and local Kengashes of People's Deputies, representatives of the National Assembly of the People's Deputies, diplomatic corps accredited in the republic, scientists and specialists of scientific and educational institutions, representatives of public organizations, domestic and foreign journalists took part in this respectable and authoritative forum.

On the first day, the participants of the international forum visited “Toshrangmetalzavod” OJSC, which specializes in the processing of non-ferrous metals, waste batteries, batteries and other wastes. An acquaintance with the work of the workshops, the technology of processing electronic equipment, as well as an exhibition of finished products, which made an unforgettable impression on the guests.

The Joint Stock Company with Foreign Investments "Toshrangmetalzavod" is the only specialized company in Central Asia for the collection and processing of secondary non-ferrous metals. In general, their processing is a strategic task of any state and an important condition for the conservation of natural resources. More than 60% of the non-ferrous metals consumed in the world economy are recycled. And today OJSC is a modern enterprise with an extensive network of procurement organizations throughout the country and providing all sectors of the economy with quality products. This is facilitated by the availability of modern equipment, advanced technology and highly qualified personnel.

Due to the processing of non-ferrous metals, the factory produces vintage aluminum alloys, bronze and brass products, consumer goods, copper wire rod and much more. Its products are exported to 20 countries of the near and far abroad.

In recent years, all technologies in the enterprise have been completely updated and modernized. Factory specialists positively solve problems of air pollution, introduction of non-waste technologies, rational use of energy resources. Successfully continues the work on reconstruction and modernization through the acquisition and installation of modern energy-saving technologies, the technical re-equipment of production, upgrading the skills of workers.

For example, an important step towards increasing the efficiency of production was the use of 10 thousand tons of slag waste accumulated on the factory territory for decades. Improved slag processing technology with modern equipment "Remetal" (Spain) has allowed not only to significantly reduce damage to the environment, but also to arrange the export of new products. Today, 50% of slag waste is exported; the rest is sold to local producers.

The great interest and admiration of the participants in the roundtable caused an introduction to the work of the waste electrical and electronic equipment disposal unit. Its capacity allows a year to process up to 550 tons of household appliances, computers, cell phones. Commissioned this year, it operates under the project "Give a chance to nature."

In 2016-2030 the enterprise plans to invest over $28.5 million in modernization and technical renovation, while creating hundreds of new jobs.

On the second day of the forum, on October 24, a meeting of the international "round table" took place. In it, the "mainstream" was the idea that the existing problems in the sphere of handling domestic waste practically on a global scale require urgent solution.

Due to the fact that the system of preliminary sorting of solid domestic waste has not yet been created, and one of the methods of their disposal are the polygons, useful components that can be re-used are irretrievably lost. Increasing volumes of waste require allocation of additional territories for their disposal and burial, their negative impact on the environment and human health is increasing. The situation is aggravated also due to the fact that most of the specialized landfills and sites for collection and disposal of domestic waste do not meet environmental and sanitary standards and requirements, become sources of pollution of the atmosphere, soil, ground and groundwater, and the spread of infectious diseases. In these circumstances, the role and importance of legislative acts and the adoption of technical solutions in the field of waste management, as well as the attraction of investments for the introduction of modern technologies in the management of solid domestic wastes are important and relevant.

During the years of independence, a lot of work has been done in Uzbekistan to create a solid legislative base in the field of environmental protection, rational use of natural resources. However, the Law "On Waste", adopted in 2002, designed to prevent their harmful impact on the lives and health of citizens, the environment, the reduction of SDW formation and ensuring their rational use in economic activities, currently does not meet modern conditions and not fully reflects the provisions of the regulatory and legal acts adopted in recent years and international legal norms. In this connection, it is necessary to improve the legislative base in the field of regulation of relations in activities related to the formation, storage, collection, transport, burial, processing, utilization and sale of solid domestic waste, and especially with the creation of a system of preliminary sorting and neutralization for their reuse as secondary raw materials.

The round table noted that, taking into account the established practice and foreign experience in this area, there are many issues awaiting solution. Including the development of utility networks and enterprises for the collection and utilization of waste, the creation of conditions for competition among economic entities of the municipal sector, working with waste, creating conditions for small businesses to carry out activities in this area.

Due to the imperfect system of sorting, processing and utilization of solid domestic waste, which are buried at 186 operating landfills of the country, now more than 33.4 million tons of solid waste is accumulated in the country. At the same time, the value of this indicator is constantly growing: annually the volume of accumulated waste is increased by 12-13 million cubic meters, which requires additional areas for landfills.

Taking this into account, in order to improve waste management and modernization of enterprises, territorial programs were implemented to improve the city's sanitation system, within which new garbage transfer stations were built. However, problems remain in this area.

The negative impact of waste on people's living conditions indicates the need for "gardening" in this sector, which implies the introduction of a system for separate collection, sorting and storage of solid waste, improving the efficiency of the waste management system at specialized landfills.

They are more effective in building waste-processing plants with preliminary sorting of solid waste and reducing their harmful impact through recycling and processing. At the same time, the creation of new jobs is an important effect of such construction. Each plant with a processing capacity of 75 thousand tons per year requires a staff of 100 people. At present, approximately two or three plants for one region are needed to completely cover the waste generated annually. Hence, about 4.2 thousand people will be provided with working places.

As the participants of the event noted, today the work is underway in the republic to create a new mechanism for solid waste management, which will promote the wider use of solid domestic waste as secondary raw materials, reduce the level of environmental pollution and the negative impact of waste on nature and human health.

Important in this case is the formation of the population, especially among young people, knowledge and skills in the proper handling of domestic waste.

An important step in this direction was the adoption of the Decree of the President of Uzbekistan of April 21, 2017 "On the improvement of the system of public administration in the sphere of ecology and environmental protection", according to which in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, oblasts and Tashkent in the structure of departments for ecology and environmental protection, unitary enterprises "Toza Hudud", whose task is to organize a complex of works on waste management and improvement of the sanitary condition of the territories.

The Resolution of the President of the country "On Measures for Cardinal Improvement and Development of the Waste Management System for 2017-2021" approved a comprehensive scheme for the formation, collection, transportation, utilization, processing and disposal of solid domestic waste and measures to improve the management of solid domestic waste for a five-year period. In accordance with it, in a number of regions of the republic construction of enterprises for waste processing is carried out.

During the roundtable, reports were heard by foreign experts who presented experience in improving the waste management system for efficient use of natural resources, the practice of implementing regional environmental programs for handling homogeneous waste groups, and organizing state regulation in this area.

For example, in Kazakhstan, as in Russia, the initiative of the expanded responsibility of the manufacturer was introduced. Its principle is simple: who pollutes, he pays. That is, the manufacturer or importer must take care of the entire life cycle of their own products, including packaging. China also pays much attention to the solution of the problem of waste processing. Issues of ecology and environmental protection are identified as priorities for the development of the economy of the Celestial Empire. The PRC closely cooperates with Uzbekistan in this direction, in particular, in training specialists for this industry. In Latvia, a gradual transition to a closed cycle economy was implemented, involving the maximum processing of waste and the secondary use of resources.

- In Italy, there are national, regional, local and municipal programs in the field of waste management. Management bodies at different levels are responsible for a particular site, - said Massimo Koccone, senior specialist at the Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea Resources of Italy. - Our Ministry has established a constructive dialogue with the State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan. We hope that this cooperation will continue in the future, especially since we have something to share, in particular, experience in introducing technologies for separate collection of domestic waste.

Shynbolat Baykulov, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Legal Entities "Kazakhstan Waste Management Association "KazWaste", noted that "in our countries the morphology of the formation of solid household waste, the system for their collection and processing is identical. I learned that in Uzbekistan there is also an emphasis on public-private partnership in this area. Our association unites more than 40 companies and individual entrepreneurs associated with the collection, sorting, transportation, utilization, processing and disposal of domestic and industrial waste. Excursion to "Toshrangmetalzavod" JSC allowed on the spot to see how the lead batteries are being recycled, a technology successfully introduced into production. We fully support the project "Give a chance to nature" for the recycling of electrical waste sold in your country."

Experts and representatives of NGOs mentioned during the discussion noted the importance and importance of sharing practical experience in applying modern technologies in the management of solid domestic wastes, involving entrepreneurs and the private sector in this process, creating mechanisms to stimulate the recycling and recycling of domestic waste.

For example, forum participants stressed that these issues have always been in the field of view of public environmental organizations. So, the practice of the hotline of the Eco-movement, which has been in effect since 2009, shows that among the environmental problems affecting the interests of the general public, the issues related to the placement of solid waste, the emergence of unauthorized garbage dumps, and its irregular export take a leading position. During this period, more than 2,500 reports of violations of environmental and health standards were received, more than 500 raids were conducted, with a significant number of issues related to waste.

It was also noted that the formation of a new one and the transformation of the existing production potential must be carried out, relying on a new legislative framework, oriented to the rational use of natural resources and maximum waste disposal.

The presentation of the short film “Khush Kelibsiz Uzbekistonga” (Welcome to Uzbekistan), prepared by the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan with the support of the Oliy Majlis Public Fund for Support of NGOs and Other Civil Society Institutions, took place during the event.

Following the meeting, recommendations on the management of solid waste were adopted.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

 

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The state visit of the president of uzbekistan to turkey

The state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Turkey was fruitful

POLITICS

President of Uzbekistan congratulates Chinese President on his reelection to post of Secretary General of CPC Central Committee

Economy

Russian medicines manufacturers intend to 2018 to exceed the $ 60 million mark by the volume of supplies to Uzbekistan

International cooperation

Tashkent holds session of Chairmen of SCO Supreme courts

On the meeting with State Secretary and Deputy foreign minister of Russia

Society

The website islamkarimov.uz, islomkarimov.uz is functioning

 

 

the state visit of the president of uzbekistan to turkey

The state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Turkey was fruitful

As previously reported, on October 25-26, 2017, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid a state visit to Turkey at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The negotiations of the heads of states were held on October 25 in Ankara. Issues of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey in political, trade-economic, investment spheres, in the field of tourism, transport, logistics, cultural, humanitarian and others were discussed in detail.

As a result of the negotiations, the Presidents signed the Joint Statement, which became the basic document that facilitates the rise of cooperation between the two countries to a new, strategic level.

More than 20 documents have been also adopted on development of mutual relations in the field of economy, trade, industry, banking and finance sphere, investment, tourism, transport and logistics, healthcare, training, defense and others.

At the meeting with mass media representatives, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that the negotiations were fruitful, the reached agreements bring the bilateral cooperation to a new stage.

On October 26, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

The Grand National Assembly is the supreme legislative body of the Republic of Turkey. It was established on April 23, 1920. Currently, four parties have their factions in the Assembly.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Ismail Kahraman.

During the negotiations of the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkey that were held on October 25, the importance of supporting interparliamentary cooperation through the exchange of visits and conduction of joint events was noted. In the course of the conversation in the parliament of Turkey, attention was paid to issues of strengthening cooperation in this direction, exchange of experience in parliamentary activities and forms of parliamentary control.

The Speaker of the Grand National Assembly highly appreciated the reforms that are being carried out in Uzbekistan on strengthening democracy, enhancing the role of parliament in the life of the state and society.

A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey.

The President of our country got acquainted with the activities of the Grand National Assembly.

In the afternoon, Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Istanbul.

The Head of our state received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim.

At the meeting it was noted that an objective assessment of the current state of bilateral cooperation was given, priority directions for its development were outlined during high-level negotiations that were held in Ankara. The signing of a significant package of documents on cooperation between our countries in the spheres of trade, industry, banking and finance, investment, tourism, cargo transportation, healthcare, training, defense and others was highly appreciated.

Attention was paid to implementation of these agreements, important areas of development of cooperation between ministries and departments of the two countries. Views were exchanged on issues of mutual interest.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim met with representatives of financial and business circles of the two countries.

At the meeting, the great importance of the documents signed as a result of the high-level negotiations between Uzbekistan and Turkey, was noted. It was also emphasized that at the business forum between the two countries that was held in Istanbul on October 26, agreements were signed on implementation of more than 30 joint projects worth 3,5 billion dollars in the sphere of construction of large energy facilities and road infrastructure, production of textiles, electrical equipment, construction materials, organization of modern productions in food and agro-industries, logistics centers.

The President of our country noted that an agreement has been reached on bringing the trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Turkey to 3-4 billion dollars a year, in the near future, which will create broad opportunities for businessmen of the two countries.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev asked the opinion of the heads of Turkish companies about the conditions of doing business in Uzbekistan.

Entrepreneurs of Turkey highly appreciated the economic reforms that are being implemented in Uzbekistan under the leadership of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, emphasized that liberalization of the monetary system, simplification of the procedure for obtaining a visa created favorable opportunities for the development of mutually beneficial cooperation.

It was noted that favorable conditions are being created for direct contacts with investors and large companies, a Turkish business center will be established in our country.

In the course of the dialogue, which was held in an open and constructive spirit, attention was paid to issues of further development of partnership between financial organizations and companies of Uzbekistan and Turkey, expansion of mutual delivery of goods and services, specific promising projects of interest for both sides were discussed.

At the meeting, a number of documents were signed between the companies of the two countries.

The Head of our state visited the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul that was built in the XV century and became a museum in the XX century, got acquainted with its history and the ancient exhibits.

Thereupon, the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Turkey ended. The meetings and negotiations that were held during the visit determined important prospects for cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey. The signed documents and the reached agreements will serve to fully strengthen mutual relations of the two states and friendship between our people.

(Source: UzA)

POLItiCs

President of Uzbekistan congratulates Chinese President on his reelection to post of Secretary General of CPC Central Committee

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated President of China Xi Jinping on his reelection as Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and successful conclusion of the 19th CPC Congress, marking the transition to a new era of the country’s development.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his conviction in the message that the announced "plan for modernization of all spheres and accelerated innovative renovation of the country will ensure China’s further confident advance along the path of all-round progress, strengthening its role and place in world politics and economy as a leading power with global influence."

"I emphasize that due to joint efforts today the relations between Uzbekistan and China have reached the highest level," the message said.

The President of Uzbekistan said: “We have moved to practical implementation of promising projects in strategic sectors such as hydropower and oil and gas, construction and modernization of the transport and communications network, and cooperation in the field of high technology. Interparliamentary and interregional ties are gaining momentum, cultural and humanitarian exchanges are expanding.”

“All this inspires a firm conviction that the multifaceted Uzbek-Chinese partnership, which has great potential, will continue to deepen, embracing new directions of productive cooperation, which, of course, meets the interests and aspirations of our countries and peoples,” the President said.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev wished Xi Jinping good health, happiness and every success in responsible state activities, and the friendly people of China - peace, prosperity and well-being.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

economy

Russian medicines manufacturers intend to 2018 to exceed the $ 60 million mark by the volume of supplies to Uzbekistan

According to experts, the total volume of Uzbek imports of this product last year was $ 525 million, and the volume of Russian supplies - about $ 50 million. Based on the positive dynamics of growth in recent years, the volume of Russian medicines exports in 2017 is projected at $ 56 million, and in 2018 - more than $ 60 million.

Such indicators will be achieved through a number of joint projects. In particular, in the second half of 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of Uzbekistan (now transformed into the Ministry of Foreign Trade) expressed interest in intensifying contacts with Russian producers of medicines in order to increase their purchases.

This position was fixed in the protocol of the 18th meeting of the Uzbek-Russian intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation, which was held in February in Tashkent. The result of the agreements was the visit to Uzbekistan this year of representatives of 13 major Russian pharmaceutical companies from Moscow, Tatarstan, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Ryazan and other regions.

Russian manufacturers held a presentation of their products at the international specialized exhibition in Tashkent. As a result, agreements were reached with Uzbek partners to supply Russian goods. Also, interest in opening joint ventures was revealed.

Earlier, to optimize export supplies, the Uzbek side signed a memorandum of cooperation with one of the largest profile Russian companies, Pharmstandard. The purpose of the document, which lasts three years, is the establishment of mutually beneficial long-term and confidential cooperation in providing medicines.

It should be reminded that the government of Uzbekistan in late September 2017 decided to allocate additional funding of 240 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 27.10.2017, 1$= 8069,61 soum) for the purchase of socially important medicines and medical products for public health institutions. In addition, if necessary, the Ministry of Finance will allocate an interest-free budget loan in the amount of 300 billion soums to support the sphere.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

Tashkent holds session of Chairmen of SCO Supreme courts

The 12th session of Chairmen of Supreme courts of member states of the SCO has kicked off today in Tashkent under the chairmanship of the Chairperson of the Supreme court of the Republic of Uzbekistan K. F. Kamilov.

The 12th session of Chairmen of Supreme courts of member states of the SCO has kicked off today in Tashkent under the chairmanship of the Chairperson of the Supreme court of the Republic of Uzbekistan K. F. Kamilov.

The Session, which is held in the format of "eight" is attended by SCO Secretariat delegation headed by the Deputy Secretary-General S. A. Imandosova.

Addressing the participants, he noted that the Institute of the interaction of the Chairmen of the Supreme courts of the countries-founders of the SCO occupies a special place within the Organization, strongly complementing the already established unique practices of multilateral cooperation.

The Deputy Secretary-General drew the attention of participants to the results of the Astana summit of the SCO, which has become an important international event and confirmed the high authority of the organization, which "successfully passed a serious test of time, demonstrates the dynamic development and attractiveness".

In accordance with the substantive agenda, the delegates are set to discuss reforms of the judicial system in member states of the SCO, in particular, countering the recruitment of the younger generation in the activities of various terrorist and radical structures, etc.

(Source: UzReport.news)

On the meeting with State Secretary and Deputy foreign minister of Russia

On October 24, 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov held talks with the State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin, who is in Uzbekistan on a working visit.

The sides exchanged views on key issues of the Uzbek-Russian agenda, including within the framework of multilateral organizations.

The sides noted with satisfaction that the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Russia in April, 2017, and extensive negotiations at the highest level opened a new, dynamic phase in interstate relations, expanded mutually beneficial relations in the trade-economic and investment fields, allowed to activate direct contacts between the regions of Uzbekistan and Russia, as well as cultural and humanitarian exchanges.

The issues of a regional and international nature, including the situation in Afghanistan were also discussed.

On the same day, the MFA of Uzbekistan hosted next round of high-level bilateral consultations.

The Ambassador of Russia Vladimir Tyurdenev attended the negotiations.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Society

The website islamkarimov.uz, islomkarimov.uz is functioning

The official website of the Scientific and Enlightenment Memorial Complex named after the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan – islamkarimov.uz, islomkarimov.uz began to function.

Materials on the website are presented in Uzbek, English and Russian.

The website is developed with the assistance of specialists of the Center for development and introduction of computer and information technologies “UZINFOCOM”.

The structure of the website provides familiarization of Internet users with the life and activities of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

Here you can find materials related to the biography, state awards, the works of Islam Karimov, the memorial of independence of our Homeland, transformations and reforms in various spheres of public and state life.

The “Memories” section opens with the words of Sergei Lebedev – Chairman of the Executive Committee – Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States: “realization remained in the memory that Islam Karimov was clearly a bright and strong personality. Not only me, but also those who knew him, continue to note his outstanding memory, commitment, clarity of the characteristics, assessments of the situation, the prospects that he gave and denoted in his speeches”.

Utkir Rakhmat, editor-in-chief of “Khalk suzi” and “Narodnoye slovo” (“People’s word”) newspapers, notes that “the words of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev “We always rely on the strategic principles developed by our First President of implementation of our own “Uzbek model” of development and establishment of a modern statehood” contains recognition of the success that our country managed to achieve in a quarter of a century of independence under the leadership of Islam Karimov – the great son of Uzbekistan, who dedicated his entire life to the service to the Motherland, giving all of his strength and energy, infinitely loved his people”.

There is a mediateka on the website, where you can become familiarized with the photo and video galleries.

The Virtual tour allows you to fully familiarize yourself with the monument to Islam Karimov in Tashkent and the adjacent territory.

The website visitors will find a lot of interesting and cognitive information in terms of acquaintance with the history of independent Uzbekistan.

The Scientific and Enlightenment Memorial Complex named after the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov carries out its activities in close cooperation with the Republican Charitable Public Foundation named after Islam Karimov, information about which can also be found on this website.

(Source: UzA)

 

 

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