DAILY NEWS HERALD #103 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan May 28, 2018

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Officially.. 1

New Deputy Foreign Minister appointed. 1

Department under Prosecutor General’s Office transformed. 1

Investments. 1

Quality Construction Materials from Local Raw Materials. 1

International relationships. 2

Foreign Minister to pay working visit to Russia. 2

Uzbekistan and Armenia hold consultations to improve legal framework for cooperation. 2


University of Journalism and Mass Communications has been established in Uzbekistan. 2



New Deputy Foreign Minister appointed

Dilshod Akhatov appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The new Deputy Minister was presented to the Board of the Ministry today.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

Department under Prosecutor General’s Office transformed

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree "On measures to radically improve the efficiency of using budget funds and improve mechanisms to combat economic crime."

According to the document, the Department for Combating Tax, Currency Crimes and Legalization of Criminal Incomes under the General Prosecutor’s Office was reorganized into the Department for Combating Economic Crimes under the Prosecutor General’s Office.

The Department carries out operational-investigative activities, pre-investigation checks and inquiries on economic and corruption crimes, facts of legalization of criminal proceeds, financing of terrorism and financing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

At the same time, it retains the function of a specially authorized state body on combating the legalization of proceeds from crime, financing of terrorism and financing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

The body will conduct control and supervisory functions in respect of individual entities that carry out transactions with cash or other property.

The Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism Division of the Department has the right to issue orders to suspend transactions with cash or other property for up to 30 working days.

From 1 July, the Center for Comprehensive Examination of Projects and Import Contracts under National Agency for Project Management will begin to systematically report to the Department suspicious transactions identified during the course of the operation.

In addition, the Department is allowed to request and receive information from the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance related to the movement of public funds in bank accounts and a single treasury account.

Particular attention will be paid to spending budgetary funds of the budget system and state trust funds, foreign grants received under contracts concluded by the President and Government, and foreign loans attracted under the state guarantee.

Based on the results of the operative-search activity in this direction, the Department will initiate inspections of state organizations and enterprises from state-owned shares, as well as other economic entities, regardless of the form of ownership.

(Source: UzDaily.com)


Quality Construction Materials from Local Raw Materials

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of building materials – Knauf International has put into operation a modernized line for the production of gypsum boards in the Kagan district of Bukhara region.

The German transnational launched its activities in Uzbekistan in 2009, with commissioning of an enterprise in Bukhara for the production of gypsum-based dry mixture. That served as a powerful incentive for the formation of dry construction mixtures market in our country. Two years later, in September 2011, another important project was realized – production of plasterboard sheets was established at Knauf Gypsum Bukhara. The new line was a logical continuation of that work.

Modernization and expansion of drywall production lasted almost two years. As a result of a project worth more than 16 million euros, the capacity of the facility has increased by 30%. That is, it is now possible to produce 30 million square meters of sheets a year.

“Important reforms have been spearheaded in the Uzbek economy of late,” said M. Grundke, co-chairman of the German-Uzbek Business Council and executive director of Knauf Gips KG. “That opened up new opportunities for enhancing our activities, as the vigorous introduction of advanced technologies and know-how in the republic will help boost competitiveness, enrich the national market and shore up the export potential.”

According to Dmitry Deripalko, Director General of Knauf Gypsum Bukhara, modernization of the production line was carried out jointly with German specialists. In the near future, the shelves of building stores will be crowded with a new assortment – several types of plasterboard.

In addition, the enterprise intends to increase the volume of production of dry building mixtures on a gypsum basis. The production row will also be launched on the territory of the Knauf Gypsum Bukhara enterprise. With the implementation of the scheme, the capacity of manufacturing dry mixes will double.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International relationships

Foreign Minister to pay working visit to Russia

Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov will visit Russia on a working visit, during which he will participate and speak at the traditional international forum "Primakov readings".

(Source: UzReport.uz)

Uzbekistan and Armenia hold consultations to improve legal framework for cooperation

A delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan took part in the Uzbek-Armenian consultations on inventory and improvement of the legal framework for cooperation in Yerevan on 24-25 May 2018.

The Armenian side was represented at the consultations by the delegation led by the Director of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Satenik Abgaryan.

Representatives of the foreign policy departments of Uzbekistan and Armenia reviewed the general state of the legal framework, exchanged views on draft bilateral documents, and discussed issues of further development and expansion of the legal framework for cooperation.

In the course of the consultations, special attention was paid to formation of the legal framework necessary to enhance the interaction between the two states in the trade, economic, investment, tourism and transport and communication fields.

(Source: UzDaily.com)


University of Journalism and Mass Communications has been established in Uzbekistan

The system of higher education institutions of Uzbekistan has been replenished with a new university. On May 24, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution on establishment of the University of Journalism and Mass Communications.

The new university will be engaged in preparation of qualified journalists, introduction of modern information technologies and methods of distance learning into the educational process, attracting students to scientific activities in journalism, increasing pedagogical potential of the university by sending prospective young graduates to foreign educational institutions and scientific centers on master’s and doctoral programs.

It is noted that applicants will be admitted to the new university on the basis of tests and creative examination (interview).

In connection with opening of the profile university from the new academic year, admission of students to the journalism faculty of the National University of Uzbekistan and the faculty of international journalism of Uzbekistan State University of World Languages, as well as masters, stops. Students who study at these faculties will finish their studies in their existing universities.

From 2019/2020 academic year, the quota for admission to the Bachelor’s and Master’s program for the new University will be determined according to the annual quota allocation procedure.

(Source: UzA)


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