DAILY NEWS HERALD #101 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan May 24, 2018

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Officially.. 1

State Committee for tourism development has new deputies. 1

Economy.. 1

The Asaka Automobile Plant of GM Uzbekistan has received the third degree of quality integration into production processes – the BIQ (Built-In Quality) III certificate. 1

Central Asia - the priority of foreign policy of Uzbekistan.. 1

Uzbekistan – Tajikistan: Cooperation in internal affairs. 1

International relationships. 2

Uzbekistan-China: Dynamic Cooperation in the Energy Sector 2

Society.. 3

Prospects of cooperation in ensuring human rights. 3

 

Officially

State Committee for tourism development has new deputies

A corresponding decree was signed on May 22.

Fahriddin Davronov and Abdulaziz Akkulov have become new deputy chairmen of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for tourism development. A corresponding decree was signed on May 22.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

economy

The Asaka Automobile Plant of GM Uzbekistan has received the third degree of quality integration into production processes – the BIQ (Built-In Quality) III certificate

Possession of BIQ III will allow the car factory to master almost the entire line of cars on global GM platforms. For today, cars are produced under the brands Chevrolet and Ravon, represented by Matiz, Spark (R2), Nexia (R3), Cobalt (R4), Lacetti (Gentra).

“The certificate has been earned owing to the extensive efforts undertaken at the car factory over the past three years and aimed at ensuring compliance with all quality requirements. Over the past period, the equipment has been completely modernized, its structure has been updated, GM’s new systems and machinery for production management have been introduced, and the personnel of the enterprise have been trained in GM plants in South Korea, China, Thailand and India,” GM Uzbekistan said in a statement.

To obtain the certificate, the plant had to meet the requirements for 44 indicators in full. The conformity assessment was carried out by specialists of General Motors Corporation from South Korea, China, United States and India. The result showed that the factory’s acquiescence to the requirements is 100% with a minimum level of 95.5%.

The certificate was handed to the Uzbek side by GM International Vice-President Phil Kinley.

To date, the auto plant in Asaka employs more than 8 thousand people. It occupies a total area of 72 hectares, with a capacity of about 250 thousand cars a year. In the coming years, it is planned to launch a batch production of two new models at GM Uzbekistan enterprises – the off-roader Tracker and the modernized reproduction of Cobalt.

In general, the production of passenger cars in Uzbekistan in January-April this year grew by 26.4%, exceeding the mark of 51 thousand, while automobile engines’ manufacturing increased by 37.9% to reach 40,780 units.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Central Asia - the priority of foreign policy of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan – Tajikistan: Cooperation in internal affairs

An official meeting of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Pulat Bobojonov and the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Ramazon Hamro Rakhimzoda was held at Hyatt Regency Tashkent hotel.

At the meeting, issues of mutually beneficial cooperation on countering terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crime, illegal migration, human trafficking, rapid exchange of information were discussed.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan expressed hope that close cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of the two countries will develop rapidly.

Issues of implementation of agreements reached during the second meeting of Uzbekistan – Tajikistan interdepartmental coordination working group were considered. The date and place of the third meeting of the working group were determined.

Following the meeting, the sides signed a joint plan of comprehensive measures for 2018-2019 to counter activities of extremist and terrorist structures on the Internet under the conventional name “Clean network” and the final Protocol of the meeting.

(Source: UzA)

 

International relationships

Uzbekistan-China: Dynamic Cooperation in the Energy Sector

In 2012, one of the leading energy companies of China, Harbin Electric International Co. Ltd, and UZBEKENERGO JSC, in the presence of members of the governments of Uzbekistan and China, signed a contract to implement the project “Construction of the 130-150 MW power unit at Angren TPP with heat recovery for burning of high-ash coal” on a turn-key basis.

The considerable intensification of trade, economic, investment and financial-technical cooperation strengthens the foundation of the Uzbek-Chinese strategic partnership, ensures long-term stable development of relations for the benefit of the peoples of our two countries. This is facilitated by the large-scale transformations and high rates of Uzbekistan’s economic growth observed in recent years, as well as the enormous potential of the world’s second economy.

Uzbekistan has great potential in the field of economy and energy. The mutually advantageous bonds between the two countries in these areas are boosting. With the participation of Chinese companies and banks, such an important project has been completed in Uzbekistan for the development of industry and infrastructure as “Construction of 130-150 MW power unit at Angren TPP with a heat recovery selection for burning high-ash coal,” among others.

It should be noted that economic stability in Uzbekistan is recognized at the international scale, and the implementation of this project can be cited as an example of cooperation between the two countries. Its financing was carried out through a concessional loan from Eximbank of the People’s Republic of China and Uzbekenergo JSC’s own funds.

Harbin Electric International Co. Ltd was established in 1983 and is the general contractor for the construction of the largest energy projects and the leading manufacturer of complete power equipment. The company’s activities include a general contract for construction of thermal power plants, hydroelectric power stations, combined cycle power plants, production of power equipment, construction of large power transmission lines and utilities, professional after-sales service of power plants. Thanks to advanced technology, professional management and excellent service, Harbin Electric International Co. Ltd has been supplying complete equipment for more than 30 years and has built large turnkey power plants in more than 30 countries and regions. At the same time, the total installed capacity of projects is about 50 thousand MW.

In late 2016, the company successfully completed the first energy project in the framework of Uzbek-Chinese cooperation – the construction of a 130-150 MW power unit at Angren TPP. Thanks to the successful completion of the construction of the facility 100 days before the contractual deadline, Angren TPP was put into operation in October 2016 with the support of the governments of Uzbekistan and the PRC, as well as interested Uzbek ministries and agencies. The realization of the project was an important event in the history of Uzbekistan in the construction of energy facilities. Up to now, this power unit has already produced electricity of 1.47 billion kW / h, 150 thousand tons of heat energy, which provided for the consumption of electricity and heat by the local population and generated huge economic and social benefits.

Its uniqueness lies in the fact that here, for the first time in Uzbekistan, a method of generating electricity has been used by burning high-ash, that is, low-quality coal, huge reserves of which have accumulated in the region. The launch of a new power unit at full capacity will not only improve the ecological situation by reducing giant dumps of accumulated coal, but also by doubling the capacity of the existing unit. This will eliminate the problem with the shortage of power capacities in the largest industrial hub of the country, the Tashkent region, and particularly in the Angren Free Economic Zone, where dozens of energy-intensive industries are located.

On September 20, 2016, then acting President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, visited Angren to examine the progress of social and economic reforms on the ground, the large-scale industry and social works carried out, and inspected a new power unit at Angren TPP. The head of state highly appreciated the construction of the new power unit and instructed the heads of relevant ministries and departments to begin negotiations with Harbin Electric International Co. Ltd on the second stage of the project “Construction of 130-150 MW power unit at Angren TPP with heat recovery for burning high-ash coal”.

This is the first circulating fluidized bed project, which marked the entry of Harbin Electric International Co. Ltd to the electricity market of Uzbekistan, and also demonstrated the importance and effectiveness of cooperation within the framework of the critical project One Belt, One Road linking the two countries – China and Uzbekistan. The successful delivery of this facility has played a stimulating role for the development of trade and economic cooperation between our two nations.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

Society

Prospects of cooperation in ensuring human rights

On May 23, a briefing on the results of the Third National Report of the Republic of Uzbekistan within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council was held in Tashkent.

Director of the National Center for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Saidov, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan M.Istamov, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs B.Odilov, Deputy Prosecutor General E.Yuldoshev and others presented information on the results of consideration of the Third National Report of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

According to the results of the Third National Report of the Republic of Uzbekistan, more than 200 recommendations were received from the Human Rights Council within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review.

At the event, it was noted that the delegation of the Human Rights Council highly appreciated Uzbekistan’s actions in the field of human rights, the country’s achievements, constitutional, institutional, administrative reforms, and openness of the republic for constructive dialogue.

It was emphasized that the adoption of the Action Strategy on five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021 demonstrated that the country is ready to further develop ensuring human rights and fulfill international obligations in this direction.

At the event, a decree of the President “On the program of events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and the Roadmap on ensuring freedom of religion and belief, approved by the joint resolution of the Kengashes of chambers of the Parliament, adopted on May 5, 2018, based on the recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief of the UN Human Rights Council, was presented.

Within the framework of the event, a joint project was signed between the United Nations Development Programme and the National Center for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan on supporting implementation of recommendations of the Charter and the UN treaty bodies in Uzbekistan.

(Source: UzA)

 

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