DAILY NEWS HERALD # 32 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan February 15, 2018

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President.. 1

President of Uzbekistan noted the need for establishing a preschool education university in cooperation with Bucheon University. 1

Condolences to the President of the USA.. 1

Free economic zones

New Enterprises Established in Khazarasp FEZ.. 1

International relationships. 3

Foreign Minister receives new Ambassador of Norway. 3



President of Uzbekistan noted the need for establishing a preschool education university in cooperation with Bucheon University

At the meeting, held on February 14, under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, special attention was paid to issues of qualification, knowledge and skills of kindergarten teachers. Only 21 percent out of almost 60 thousand educators working in the system have a higher education, 79 percent have secondary special education.

Without proper formation of children’s thinking from a very early age, involving pedagogical personnel in the process of educating children, who know their business well, applying individual approach to each child, it will be difficult for us to bring up a harmoniously developed generation with a high intellectual potential, knowledge and spirituality in the future, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The study conducted in this direction showed that in the next 3 years the system of preschool education will need more than 47,3 thousand pedagogical personnel with higher education, including 28,3 thousand educators, defectologists, psychologists, music teachers. Therefore, starting from 2018/2019 academic year, a system of three-year bachelor’s training on “Preschool education” of the day form of education will be introduced in higher education institutions. New curricula and programs will be developed on the basis of advanced foreign experience, including the experience of leading universities in South Korea.

Starting from the new academic year, correspondence and evening forms of bachelor’s training will also be established. Since March of this year, six-month retraining courses for pedagogical and non-special personnel of kindergartens will be organized on the basis of universities and pedagogical institutes of the regions.

Speaking about this, the President of the country noted the need for establishing a preschool education university in Tashkent in cooperation with Bucheon University of South Korea.

At the meeting, instructions were given on stimulating highly qualified personnel with higher education, increasing salaries of pedagogical workers of preschool education institutions. Attention was also paid to issues of strengthening the material and technical base of kindergartens for children with disabilities and physical development defects.

Reports of responsible leaders and khokims on discussed issues were heard.

(Source: UzA)

Condolences to the President of the USA

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent letter of condolences to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, in connection with numerous human casualties in the brutal crime that occurred at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

It was reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In his letter, Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his sincere condolences, sympathy and support to the families and relatives of the deceased and injured.

(Source: UzA)

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New Enterprises Established in Khazarasp FEZ

Works have kicked off in the Khazarasp free economic zone in Khorezm region to fashion conditions essential for modern industrial enterprises set up there. Director of the state unitary enterprise “Khazarasp Free Economic Zone” Anvar Davletov has to say more on this.

- Instrumental in the activity of the FEZ is established production, social, transport, as well as engineering and communication infrastructure. At 414 hectares, gas and water supply systems are laid, power transmission lines are built.

Here, such production lines as storage and processing of fruits and vegetables, production of textile products, footwear and leather goods, pharmaceutical and electrical products, food products, modern building materials, production of automotive components, etc. will be developed.

Initially, 35 projects were developed, which should be implemented in three phases. It is planned to create over 1,700 jobs. For this purpose, $ 87.5 million has been allocated. The research and production center of the state enterprise Khorezm Test and Certification Center, which carries out standardization, certification and labeling of products at the international level, is working here.

Today, the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan provides opening within the approved quota of credit lines to all commercial banks that finance projects in the territories of free economic and small industrial zones. The administrative council is also given the right to dispose of land plots throughout the territory of the FEZ.

Certain opportunities are given to the participants of FEZ, who have the right to purchase exchange commodities necessary for their own production needs (raw materials, materials, semi-finished products and finished products) on the basis of direct contracts with producers at market prices, based on average quotes formed on free exchange trades. They are also provided with customs and tax incentives.

In particular, they are exempted from paying taxes and mandatory contributions to state trust funds. In addition, now the term of the income tax and single tax payment is calculated from the date of acceptance into operation of the production facility in the territory of the free economic zone. In case of changes in the tax legislation, FEZ participants have the right to apply the rules and regulations on payment of taxes and other mandatory payments that were in force at the date of their registration, with the exception of acts regulating the taxation of excisable goods. The insurance premium will not be more than 0.5% when you make insurance collateral for loans issued to participants in free economic zones.

Since November 1, 2017, the requirement for the examination of import contracts in the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on investment, concluded by business entities - participants of free economic zones, whose authorized capital is absent from the state, is canceled in accordance with the established procedure at the expense of the credit line of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development Republic of Uzbekistan.

In addition, starting from March 1 of this year, investors can submit investment applications to the Directorate of FEZ in an interactive form using information systems.

The Administrative Council has already approved five projects for the production of electric scooters, cargo bikes, stretch film, building materials and medical products valued at $ 3.2 million. It is planned to create about 100 jobs. Enterprises implementing three of the above five projects are located in privatized, previously unused state buildings.

Today, the Uzbek-Chinese joint venture operates here in the form of Pitnak Panel LLC for the production of panels and spare parts for Damas vehicles. Having bought the building of LLC Khazorasp Ruf, which ceased its activity and is on the balance of the regional branch of Uzpromstroybank for 2.6 billion soums, the joint venture started work by investing $ 3.6 million (currency rates of CB RU from 15.02.2018, 1$= 8188.33 soums).

In the free economic zone, the activities of the enterprise for the processing of agricultural products, its storage, the production of textile products, footwear, pharmaceuticals will begin. Also, the food and electrical industry, construction industry and other industries will develop. Among them is OOO Umid Sanoat Service, which produces shoes, New Best Style LLC - wallpaper, OOO Khazorasp Shavkat Textiles - hosiery products, Uz Koram-Co LLC - spare parts for Damas cars, Labo, JV OzERAE Climate Control Ltd - heating and cooling systems of cars, LLC Khazoraspmaishiytekhsozsavdo - washing machines, LLC Nur Muhammad Islom Obod - medical gloves. About 300 jobs will be created.

Negotiations are in progress with the Chinese company Bluestar (Beijing) Chemical Machinery Co. Ltd for the realization of a project worth $ 80 million for the production of caustic soda. When the enterprise is launched by making foreign investments ($ 60 million), 50,000 tons of caustic soda will be produced here a year, 600 people will be employed.

The website of the free economic zone has been launched. With the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan in Urgench, chambers and presentations of the Khazarasp FEZ were sent to the chambers of commerce and industry, international trade associations and business associations of 34 foreign countries.

International relationships

Foreign Minister receives new Ambassador of Norway

The parties expressed their support for the regularity of the inter-ministerial consultations, which makes it possible to identify and agree promising areas of cooperation in various fields.

Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway with residence in Oslo Ule Johan Berney on 15 February.

Having accepted the Ambassador's credentials, the Minister congratulated him on his appointment and wished him fruitful work in his responsible post.

The sides exchanged views on key issues on the Uzbek-Norwegian agenda.

The parties expressed their support for the regularity of the inter-ministerial consultations, which makes it possible to identify and agree promising areas of cooperation in various fields.

(Source: UzReport.uz)


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