DAILY NEWS HERALD #86 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan May 3, 2018

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President.. 1

Prospective projects serve to ensure employment and prosperity of the country. 1

Investments. 3

Uzbekistan implements 29 projects within Program of measures for the development of the textile and sewing and knitting industries. 3

‘Desert Ships’ to Bolster the Economy. 3

International relationships. 4

Meeting with the South Korean delegation. 4

CINEMA.. 4

Festival of Uzbek and German films for children and adolescents “Shum Bola – 2018” (“Mischievous Child – 2018”) began at the Palace of Cinema named after Alisher Navoi, in Tashkent 4

  

president

Prospective projects serve to ensure employment and prosperity of the country

On May 2, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Namangan region to get acquainted with construction and landscaping activities, the progress of the ongoing reforms, major projects at places, as well as for conducting a dialogue with people.

Namangan is one of the regions of Uzbekistan with high economic potential, rich history and culture. In recent years, socio-economic life, the appearance of cities and villages of the region are changing more and more, the level and quality of life of the population is growing.

Thus, in January-March of this year the region produced regional gross output of 2 trillion 121 billion 300 million soums (currency rates of CB RU from 03.05.2018, 1$= 8068.20 soums), an increase amounted to 4.4 percent compared to the same period of the last year. The share of the gross regional product per capita amounted to 748.5 thousand soums, this figure increased by 2.2 percent compared to the previous year.

According to the development programs of the region, 107 projects have been implemented in the spheres of industry, agriculture and provision of services, which allowed creating thousands of new jobs.

During the last trip to Namangan in 2017, Shavkat Mirziyoyev gave corresponding instructions on continuing construction and landscaping activities in the region, accelerated development of tourism, industry, agriculture, services, creation of decent living conditions for the population. A large-scale activity was carried out in execution of these instructions. New industrial enterprises, business entities have been organized, production and exports have increased, modern housing and infrastructure have been built.

Practical implementation of activities in the region, ongoing projects and assigned tasks is under constant control of the Head of the state. During the current trip, the President will get acquainted with new projects, meet with entrepreneurs and investors, representatives of public. Further important tasks on socio-economic development of the region will be determined.

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“Baraka meva sanoat service" LLC, operating in Chust district of Namangan region, organized an intensive garden for effective use of land with low fertility, harvesting export-oriented fruit and vegetable products.

The Head of the state got acquainted with activity of this enterprise.

Special attention in Uzbekistan is paid to implementation of projects aimed at harvesting, processing and export of agricultural products, including fruits and vegetables. The resolution of the President of Uzbekistan "On additional measures of accelerated development of fruit and vegetable production in the Republic of Uzbekistan" of March 29, 2018, serves as an important guide to action on increasing production of export-oriented fruit and vegetable products.

The company started to operate in 2015 from exporting nuts, raisins and capers. Now, it occupies 308 hectares of land, where corn, sunflowers, beans, seed potatoes and tomatoes in greenhouses are grown. Cultivation of crops of different varieties is being carried out on 17 acres of trial plot. 32 people are provided with permanent jobs and more than 800 people are attracted to seasonal jobs.

Currently, a project worth 9.6 billion soums is being implemented, under which it is planned to plant 160 hectares of high-yielding nuts and harvest 4.6 thousand tons of nuts per year. As a result, 15 people will be employed. It is planned to harvest nuts worth 40.2 billion soums, 70 percent of which will be exported.

Presentation of projects was held on further development of fish farming, poultry farming, animal husbandry, sericulture and horticulture in 2018-2019, organization of lemonariums and mulberry plantations, improvement of water supply in arid areas, location of crops in the fields, released from cotton plant, further improving export potential of the region.

The Head of the state gave instructions to responsible persons on increasing the area of walnut plantations, training specialists in fish farming, development of potato seed production.

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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with projects implemented in the small industrial zone “Orzu”, in Namangan.

The industrial zone occupies almost 10 hectares. It is planned to implement 22 projects worth over 142 billion sums on organizing production of light and food industry, printing, medical equipment, as well as polyethylene bags and film. Realization of projects will allow to produce products worth 82.2 billion sums per year and provide almost 4 thousand people with jobs.

The industrial zone is provided with all communications and necessary infrastructure. Modern energy-saving technologies will be used in implementing projects.

The Head of the state asked about possibilities of the small industrial zone, the economic efficiency of projects.

During the conversation with entrepreneurs, recommendations were given on effective use of favorable business environment, expansion of production of competitive products, intensification of cooperation with foreign business people and export development.

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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a dialogue with farmers of Namangan region at “Besh sada” farm of Naryn district.

“Besh sada” farm was organized in 2004. The team led by Dolimjon Sharipov, grows grain on 27 hectares and cotton on more than 21 hectares of land in the current year.

On the initiative of the President, the second Sunday of December in Uzbekistan is celebrated as the Day of Agricultural Workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Head of the state, in his speech at the solemn meeting held on this occasion on December 9, 2017, noted the need to introduce new cultivation methods for increasing the fertility of cotton fields and to effectively use lands with phased abandonment of obsolete methods of cotton sowing. Today farms of the region are organizing agrotechnical measures of cotton on the basis of modern principles in accordance with this task.

“Besh sada” farm also introduced a method of sowing cotton in double rows. As a result, each hectare of land contained an additional 35 thousand cotton seeds, which will increase the yield by 40 centners. It is expected that the total yield per hectare will reach 80 centners, and net profit will amount 35 million sums.

During the conversation with farmers, the President, touching upon the large-scale reforms in the country, noted that there is a lot to do in the spheres of education, healthcare, and agriculture.

– The main goal of all our actions is satisfaction of people, strengthening confidence in the future, – said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Farmers expressed gratitude to the Head of the state for conditions and opportunities created for them, special attention given to agriculture.

The President inspected the farm field.

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Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Uchkurgan district, where he got acquainted with activities of joint ventures “Uztex Uchkurgan” and “Uchkurgan Textile”. This was reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Within the framework of tasks determined during the last trip of the Head of the state, projects on modernization and diversification of production have been implemented here. Modern technologies from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey and other countries are installed at enterprises. The enterprises produce yarn, thread, towels and clothes, each of them exports products worth 30 million dollars a year.

300 jobs are created at “Uztex Uchkurgan” enterprise, and 800 jobs in “Uchkurgan textile”.

Another company – “Textile Finance Namangan” will start operating in the region in September this year.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the technological process at the enterprises, gave instructions on localization of production, expansion of product range, cooperation with farms on the cluster method.

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A meeting under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev was held at the khokimiyat of Naryn district with participation of the region’s activists, khokims, sector leaders and other responsible persons.

As reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Head of the state criticized the fact that per capita income in Namangan region, production of industrial products and services is several times lower than the average in the country, and in some districts industrial enterprises are completely absent.

It was noted that specific measures were developed on further development of entrepreneurship, creating sources of permanent income for the population, in particular, creating almost 60 thousand jobs.

At the meeting, issues of economic development of the region, improvement of medical and educational spheres, provision of employment of the population were discussed.

Responsible persons were given corresponding instructions on the discussed issues.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to Namangan region continues.

(Source: UzA)

investments

Uzbekistan implements 29 projects within Program of measures for the development of the textile and sewing and knitting industries

In the first quarter of 2018, Uzbekistan launched 29 projects under the Program of Measures for the Further Development of the Textile and Sewing and Knitting Industries for 2017-2019.

According to the press service of the Association “Uztekstilprom”, 7 new enterprises were put into operation for a total investment amount of US$104.8 million in the first quarter of 2018.

The export potential of these enterprises is about US$50.0 million. The introduction of these enterprises allowed production of fabrics, dyed yarns, linens and yarn to be adjusted.

According to the program for creating new jobs, an additional 1,290 new jobs were created through implementation of new projects and development of existing enterprises.

(Source: UzDaily.uz)

‘Desert Ships’ to Bolster the Economy

A number of projects to develop camel breeding is due for realization in the Navoi region in the near future.

To do this, 1,500 camels have been purchased in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan and brought to the Ok Takir settlement in Navoi’s Tamdi district. They include camels of dairy breeds.

“An area of more than 61 thousand hectares is designated for camel breeding,” says the chairman of the association Navoi-Korakul U. Khalilov. “Next year, it is planned to open a shop for processing camel milk. This will not only create new jobs, but also serve to improve the well-being of the locals. Camel wool has a number of advantages. Measures are being worked out for its effective use.

In the Kanimekh district of the region, a large area has been assigned for the development of this segment, and now there are more than 3 thousand camels here. According to reports, last year the district was visited by 3 thousand tourists who wished to have a ride on camels and taste the camel milk saturated with useful elements that bolster the immune system.

Taking into account the efficiency of the industry, it is planned to organize a modern cattle-breeding complex around Aidarkul, designed for 1,000 camels. In this complex, with a total cost of 15.7 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 03.05.2018, 1$= 8068.20 soums), a total of a thousand tons of camel milk is anticipated to be processed annually. In the future, this place will turn into a modern ecotourism center to receive 10 thousand tourists a year.

“Today, three ecotourism centers located in Yangikazgan village do not meet the necessary requirements,” said the deputy hokim of the Kanimekh district U. Elmurodov. “Now, 3.1 thousand hectares are allocated for these centers on the Aidarkul shores, a 4 billion soums project is being implemented. 21 yurts, 10 modern wooden cottages for tourists and a restaurant will be built here. Construction work is scheduled to be completed by the Independence Day of Uzbekistan. From the second quarter of 2019, we will also adjust to camel milk processing.”

In short, camel breeding in the Kyzylkum oasis will serve not only to improve the welfare of the locals, but also boost ecotourism in the region.

(Source: IA «Uzbekistan Today»)

 

International relationships

Meeting with the South Korean delegation

On May 3, 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the delegation of the Republic of Korea led by the Chairman of the Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation, Song Young-gil.

At the meeting, the sides exchanged views on promising areas of further development of bilateral cooperation in various spheres in the context of implementing the agreements reached on November 22-25, 2017 within the framework of the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Korea and negotiations with President Moon Jae-in and other South Korean leaders.

It was emphasized that the recent inter-Korean summit and its successful results became possible largely thanks to the phased and balanced implementation of the New North Policy by the Republic of Korea.

Other current issues of bilateral agenda were also discussed at the meeting.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Uzbekistan Kwon Yong-woo attended the meeting.

(Source: UzA)

 

CINEMA

Festival of Uzbek and German films for children and adolescents “Shum Bola – 2018” (“Mischievous Child – 2018”) began at the Palace of Cinema named after Alisher Navoi, in Tashkent

This festival, organized by “Uzbekkino” National Agency in cooperation with the Goethe Institute in Tashkent and the Directorate of the International Film Festival for Children and Adolescents “Schlingel”, is a practical embodiment of long-term cultural and educational cooperation between Uzbekistan and Germany.

At this festival, organized in Uzbekistan for the fifth time, the filmmakers from different countries of the world are presenting the best films for children and adolescents. Students of senior year grades, teachers of secondary schools and parents are invited at “Shum Bola – 2018” festival, which will be held on May 2-6. They will have opportunity to watch interesting films of different genre about lives of children and adolescents.

The festival began with the German feature film “Heart of Stone”.

(Source: UzA)

  

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