DAILY NEWS HERALD #100 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan May 23, 2018

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President.. 1

President of Uzbekistan received Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. 1

Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation got acquainted with historical monuments of Samarkand  1

Export.. 2

In Uzbekistan, a recognized brand of agricultural machinery ought to emerge in the coming months  2


A diploma of a Moscow university can be obtained in Almalyk. 2

Art.. 3

Week of Uzbekistan in Japan was full of indelible impressions. 3


Four Stars for the Tourist 4



President of Uzbekistan received Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation

On May 22, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu, who is in Uzbekistan on an official visit.

Warmly welcoming the guest, the Head of the state expressed deep satisfaction with consistent strengthening of Uzbekistan – Russia strategic partnership and alliance relations, as well as with high dynamics of development of practical cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

Intensification of contacts and exchanges between departments, regions and business circles of the two countries, joint implementation of promising programs and projects of cooperation in various sectors of the economy and social sphere, fruitful interaction in cultural and humanitarian sphere were emphasized.

During the conversation, issues of further expansion of military and military-technical cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia, including close interdepartmental partnership, holding bilateral events, training military personnel and others were considered.

Views were exchanged on relevant aspects of international policy and the regional agenda.

The Minister of Defense expressed his gratitude to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for his warm welcome and conveyed sincere greetings and best wishes of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Support was expressed for the large-scale reforms carried out in the republic on modernization of the Armed Forces and strengthening the defense capacity of Uzbekistan, as well as the initiatives of Uzbekistan on ensuring regional security, stability and sustainable development were highly appreciated.

The readiness of the Russian side to further expand and deepen full-scale and mutually beneficial cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation for the benefit of the two countries and people was emphasized.

(Source: UzA)

Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation got acquainted with historical monuments of Samarkand

On May 22, delegation led by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, who arrived in Uzbekistan on an official visit, visited Samarkand.

Sergei Shoigu laid flowers to the grave of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, honored the memory of the great leader of Uzbekistan.

The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation was provided with brief information on construction of Hazrati Khizr complex, the final resting place of the First President of Uzbekistan, large scale construction and landscaping activities carried out here.

Then the guest visited the place of worship of Hodja Daniyar, the mausoleum of Amir Temur, the Mirzo Ulugbek observatory, the Registan complex and other historical and cultural monuments.

The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation highly appreciated the ongoing work in the country on preserving in pristine form the heritage of ancestors for future generations.

(Source: UzA)


In Uzbekistan, a recognized brand of agricultural machinery ought to emerge in the coming months

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has instructed Uzagrogtekhsanoat-holding, together with the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance and the State Committee for Investments, to elaborate by mid-August a concept for the development of domestic agricultural machinery, providing for the development and introduction of a domestic brand of agricultural machinery into production.

In addition, the agencies listed above must submit a localization program for each type of agricultural machinery with a specific list of investment projects for the creation of new and modernization, technical and technological re-equipment of existing agricultural machinery enterprises by 2020, as well as a program to reduce the cost of agricultural equipment and its components. With this, special attention should be paid to attracting funds from international financial institutions.

The President of the country also approved a new procedure for the purchase of equipment. From now on, the formation of the portfolio of orders for the supply of agricultural machinery will be carried out mainly in the course of regional fairs with the participation of domestic and leading world manufacturers, held twice a year – in February-March and September-October. Meanwhile, in February-March it is planned to conclude additional contracts for the supply of agricultural machinery for the current year, in September-October – for the coming year.

Worth recalling that with a total agricultural demand in more than 172 thousand units of equipment in the country today, the park allocates 146 thousand such machines. The provision of farms with high-performance tractors is complete at 75%, combine harvesters at 86%, cotton harvesters – 28%, cotton sowers – 60%, grain sowers – 25%.

In total, taking into account the obsolete state of equipment in the country, there is a need for 82,000 units of various agricultural machinery and equipment. This year alone, it is projected to supply farmers with 16 thousand units, including 5.8 thousand in the first half of the year.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


A diploma of a Moscow university can be obtained in Almalyk

In this city of the Tashkent region, a branch of the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education “National Research Technological University” (MISiS) is being set up.

The branch is a separate subdivision of the National Research Technological University of MISiS (hereinafter - NRTU of MISiS). The university will be tasked with training, advanced training and retraining of specialists of all levels, including the training of scientific and pedagogical staff, in the agreed basic areas (specialties) of training, taking into account the need for personnel.

Training in the branch is carried out in accordance with the curricula and syllabi approved by the NRTU of MISiS, taking into account the requirements of the state educational standards of Uzbekistan.

Admission of applicants and certification of the graduates of the branch are carried out in accordance with the requirements, procedures and deadlines set by the Institute of Information Technologies of MISiS in agreement with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of Uzbekistan.

The quota for admission to the branch for the 2018/2019 academic year in full-time study at the undergraduate program is set at 150 seats, in areas such as Mining (75), Metallurgy (50), Automation and management of technological processes and productions by industry (25).

 Graduates of the branch will be issued a diploma of the established model of NRTU of MISiS, which is recognized as a document on higher education in Uzbekistan. The individual composition of the Board of Trustees of the branch of NRTU of MISiS in Almalyk has been approved.

Training will be conducted on a scholarship and tuition-fee basis.

The branch will be located in the buildings of Navoi State Mining Institute in Almalyk and Almalyk Industrial College, which will be reconstructed and equipped by September 2018.

Personnel of the Almalyk Industrial College will be employed, and students will continue their studies at the nearest professional colleges.

Imported modern educational and scientific laboratory equipment, computer equipment, software products, educational and scientific-methodological literature, inventory and material and technical resources not produced in the country, imported for equipping and securing the activities of the branch, according to the lists approved in the established order, are exempt from customs payments (except for customs duties) until January 1, 2019.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Week of Uzbekistan in Japan was full of indelible impressions

On May 15-22, 2018, Japan hosted the Week of Uzbekistan in a number of cities of the country.

The week, organized with cooperation of the ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Japan, the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan and the Mayor’s office of the cities of Nagoya, Osaka, contributed to further strengthening cultural and humanitarian ties between Uzbekistan and Japan, wide propaganda of ancient history and rich culture of Uzbekistan’s people among Japanese public.

Within the framework of the Week of Uzbekistan, concerts, photo exhibitions reflecting national culture and customs of Uzbekistan were organized in the cities of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. A documentary film “Ancient and ever young Uzbekistan” was shown. The film tells about picturesque places, historical monuments, modern constructions of Uzbekistan, national traditions and customs of people.

The concert program with participation of Uzbekistan’s masters of arts and young performers, photo exhibitions reflecting the country’s tourism potential, and applied art were also presented to the public.

Within the framework of the Week, the delegation of Uzbekistan held meetings with the Executive Director of Tokyo National Museum Zeniya Masami, the President of the Min-On Concert Association Kazuto Ito, the President of Tokyo University of Arts Kazuki Sawa. During these events, views were exchanged on bilateral cooperation aimed at development of culture and art, exchange of experience and advanced training of employees of the education sector.

The exhibition of national clothes and handicrafts, held on the last day of the Week, in the Palace of Culture of Osaka University, caused great interest among the Japanese people.

After the exhibition, a concert with participation of Uzbek artists was held. Japanese art lovers enjoyed the opera arias, classic songs and live music, as well as graceful dances.

Every day of the Week was full of vivid emotions and indelible impressions. Agreements on mutually beneficial cooperation were signed between the cultural institutions. All this will contribute to further strengthening of friendly ties between people of Uzbekistan and Japan.

(Source: UzA)


Four Stars for the Tourist

Another modern four-star hotel will soon open its doors in Tashkent. Ahmet Demir, head of Demir Group, has told journalists about the reconstruction of the Chorsu Hotel.

- You invest in the project of reconstruction of the Chorsu Hotel and the creation of a modern service complex. What prompted you to try yourself in the hospitality business?

- Today, Uzbekistan opens its doors to the whole world. In this case, to develop the hotel business, provide high-quality service is extremely important for the image of the country. For example, the hotel system in Turkey is for 1.5 million beds. In Uzbekistan, this figure is 40 thousand.

To be sure, the numbers are growing every year. But for today’s tourism potential of your country that is not enough. If we take into account real needs, then this indicator should be at least 500 thousand beds. This is one of the reasons for our participation in the reconstruction project of the hotel in Tashkent. A presidential decree on the organization of the tourist zone Eski Shahar (Old City) accelerated our work.

- What is the total cost of reconstruction of the hotel and when is it expected to open?

- The project is estimated at 33 million dollars, the preparation of the necessary documents and construction and repair works under the plan will take two years. Until the end of 2019, the hotel is planned to be fully commissioned. The area of ​​the building is 34 thousand square meters. And to give it a modern look is not an easy task. There was no elevator in the 24-storey building, and it took us as long as 6 months to completely clear it of the accumulated garbage. After that, the technical condition of the building was examined.

- Among the people there is gossip that the building has squinted, sank to one side. And what do specialists think?

- First of all, I will say that the hotel building is considered unique not only in Uzbekistan, but also in the CIS countries. Its design was prepared in Moscow. The designers speak of its high seismic resistance.

It consists of four parts. The central sector is connected to three separate buildings. They are like strong fortresses. Crucially, the design is well preserved, has not shrunk in any of the parts. Technical indicators suggest that the building will endure for many years.

The development of the hotel project involved specialists of the company Marius, whose practice includes the creation of a worldwide hotel network of 1.1 million beds.

- How many stars will the hotel have and how many guests can it serve?

- The hotel is a four-star facility, and it will have 350 rooms. Our foreign partners have noted that for a quality service in such a large building, 2 hectares of adjacent area will not be enough. We asked the Tashkent hokimiyat and other authorized bodies to allocate additional area. As a result, we were given an additional 3 hectares of land.

Here, all conditions that international hotels boast will be created. Outdoor and indoor pools, a tennis court, a luxurious hall for large forums, events and celebrations, as well as conference rooms for businesspeople will be at the service of guests.

Another innovation of the project is the creation of a complex of artisans near the hotel, in which 22 handicraft centers will function.

In addition, the complex will be built up with three two-story buildings. One will become an office for foreign investors. The other will accommodate the Cover Work Center, where young entrepreneurs can work. The third building will house a family hotel. Each apartment of that hotel will consist of three rooms, where we create a home environment.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)



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