DAILY NEWS HERALD #89 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan May 8, 2018

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President.. 1

President of Uzbekistan received the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates. 1

Investments. 1

A network of modern trade centers and shops are to emerge across Uzbekistan to specialize in the sale of seafood  1

BUSINESS CLIMATE.. 2

State assets of Tashkent region to be sold through online auctions. 2

International relationships. 2

Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan and Lithuania hold talks. 2

MAY 9 - DAY OF MEMORY AND HONOR.. 2

Return of the Friendship of Peoples. 2

UZBEKISTAN - THE COUNTRY OF TOURISM... 3

Sightseeing Tour for Disabled Kids. 3

  


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President of Uzbekistan received the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates

On May 7, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Head of the state, sincerely welcoming the guest, noted with satisfaction that relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates has been intensified at all levels, bilateral relations in all spheres are rising to a qualitatively new stage.

During the meeting, the main directions of bilateral cooperation, issues of wide attraction of the UAE’s investors to the implementation of promising projects in Uzbekistan, and systematic development of their activities were discussed.

Agreements have been reached on implementation of mutually beneficial projects in the oil and gas, chemical and construction industry, agriculture, logistics, tourism, urban development and a number of other areas.

In turn, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed gratitude to the Head of the state Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and conveyed the words of deep respect and best wishes of the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The guest noted that the government of the UAE fully supports the initiatives forwarded by Uzbekistan at the international conference on Afghanistan, held in March this year in Tashkent and proposals forwarded within the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan also confirmed the willingness of the United Arab Emirates to expand the all-round mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, including for comprehensive implementation of specific promising investment projects.

(Source: UzA)

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A network of modern trade centers and shops are to emerge across Uzbekistan to specialize in the sale of seafood

It is interesting that here the country will follow the path laid in the last century. Back in the late 1970s, the republic saw the massive construction of stores under the title Ocean.

The goal was simple - to provide the population with quality and cheap fish products. And it was achieved: in the 1960s and 1970s there had been practically no fish products on the shelves of fish stores, but by the mid-1980s fish consumption per capita reached 18.6 kg.

For comparison, today the share of fish in the total consumption of Uzbek people is extremely small. For example, in Europe, on average, every person eats 35-40 kg of fish per year, and in Uzbekistan it is no more than 4 kg. At the same time, the minimum necessary rate of fish consumption in the country is set at 12 kg per person, while in the world this figure is 16.6 kg.

A new specialized store chain should appear before the end of 2019. It is planned that in addition to selling, these shopping centers will have special restaurants and cafes specializing in the preparation of seafood dishes. A similar practice existed in the stores Ocean.

Many indigenous Tashkent residents still remember the flagship store of this network located close to the former hotel Russia. In addition, live fish was sold in special pools in all major markets and in department stores.

According to Ruhulla Kurbonov, the first deputy chairman of the Uzbekbaliqsanoat Association, private and public investment will be used to create new trade complexes.

“To boost the consumption of fish, it is essential to streamline all our efforts in one direction: we must offer convenient forms of purchasing seafood. They are small shops, large specialized shopping complexes, where only fish products will be sold. We used to enjoy them before, and we lost them,” said Kurbonov.

He also added that a significant increase in fish production is planned in the country and, if shops are not created in parallel, entrepreneurs simply will not be able to realize the goods.

Ruhulla Kurbonov also commented on the possibility of increasing the cost of fish products due to the use of foreign intensive technologies.

“Any intensive technology provides for electricity and feed. But this does not mean that the price will rise sharply. To date, the government has created such conditions for fish producers whereby they do not pay for land, water and other resources. New technologies will increase the productivity of fish from a hectare and this will make it possible not to increase sharply the cost of production in general to restrain price risks,” the first deputy chairman of Uzbekbaliqsanoat Association suggested.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

State assets of Tashkent region to be sold through online auctions

Information about assets can be received via phones: 230-41-70, 230-41-80, 230-41-68, on the websites privatization.gkk.uz and www.e-auksion.uz.

Starting May 10, the sale of state assets and real estate in Tashkent region will be carried out exclusively through electronic bidding in the form of online auctions on the electronic trading platform "E-ijro AUKSION".

Information about assets can be received via phones: 230-41-70, 230-41-80, 230-41-68, on the websites privatization.gkk.uz and www.e-auksion.uz.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

International relationships

Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan and Lithuania hold talks

The Ministers noted with satisfaction the most saturated program of the Lithuanian delegation's stay in Uzbekistan with important meetings and events and expressed interest in productive results.

On May 8, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met with his Lithuanian counterpart Linas Antanas Linkevičius in Tashkent.

The sides exchanged views on further development of bilateral relations in political, trade and economic, investment, tourism, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres.

The Ministers noted with satisfaction the most saturated program of the Lithuanian delegation's stay in Uzbekistan with important meetings and events and expressed interest in productive results.

Taking into account that the heads of the leading companies arrived in Tashkent as part of the Lithuanian delegation, special attention was paid to the prospects of implementing mutually beneficial programs and projects in the field of trade, investment, transport and logistics. It was emphasized that despite the observed trend of dynamic growth of bilateral trade turnover, which in 2017 exceeded $264 million, the parties have significant potential for increasing cooperation in this important area.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

MAY 9 - DAY OF MEMORY AND HONOR

Return of the Friendship of Peoples

At the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the former Palace of Friendship of Peoples (now called Istiqlol) has been reverted to its former name.

“In order to restore historical justice and to perpetuate the noble qualities and values ​​of the people it is important to return the memorial complex “Friendship of Peoples” dedicated to the Shamahmudovs family to the square in the center of the capital,” said the head of state, speaking recently at a videoconference meeting.

“There are few countries and nations in the world who can be proud of such high human qualities as the family of the Tashkent blacksmith Shaahmed Shamahmudov, who took 15 children during the war,” the President suggested. He also added that the name Shamahmudov would be given to a street in the Shaykhantahur district of Tashkent, and the metro station, square and the Istiqlol Palace will take their names.

Social networks these days are literally thriving with comments, asserting that the Shamahmudovs’ heroism became a symbol of the Uzbek people’s vast contribution to the victory over fascism, and returning the monument to its original place “is not just a fair decision, but an unforgettable unique event, for which many thanks and low bow to our President!”

Worth reminding that at the dawn of the war, when Central Asia opened up to endless trains with evacuated residents of the European part of the USSR, the Shamahmudovs took over 15 orphan children - Russian, Belarusian, Moldovan, Ukrainian, Latvian, Tatar, Jewish, German and Kazakh.

The house of Shaahmed and his wife Bahri became a small corner of kindness in the bread city of Tashkent. The head of this international family was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor, and Bahri-opa proudly wore the title The Hero Mother. The Shamahmudovs became prototypes for Rahmat Fayzi’s novel “His Majesty the Human” and the celebrated motion pictures “You are not an orphan”, “Leningrad people are my children”.

The monument dedicated to the Shamahmudovs’ feat was erected in Tashkent on May 26, 1982, and stood in its honorable place for almost 26 years. Residents and guests of Tashkent liked to relax and take pictures at the sculptural composition located in its center that captured the blacksmith and his wife surrounded by the children they adopted.

But on the morning of April 12, 2008, people living nearby, on their way to work, literally dumbfounded: the place of the usual symbol of the “bread city” was replaced with a blackened square of freshly dug soil, as if a fresh grave mound was formed over night. Soon, a solid flowerbed with bright flowers emerged on this place.

The monument was sent by the authorities of Tashkent to the outskirts of the city: it was installed near a post of the traffic police, behind the capital’s clothing market (the former Hippodrome). According to the Tashkent hokimiyat, “the transfer of the monument with the loss of relevance of the title “Friendship of Peoples” was caused by the need to rename the Palace of Arts Khalqlar Dustligi (Friendship of Peoples) into Istiqlol Palace.

At first, the monument in the new place looked good, and from time to time one could even see bunches of flowers around it, but eventually the people began to forget about it. The townspeople rarely visited it, because it would take a long and uncomfortable way to reach it. The path to the monument practically overgrew with grass both in direct sense and figuratively.

But thanks to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a monument symbolizing the feat and nobility of the Uzbek people in the war against fascism, moved from the backyard of the city and history to its rightful place in the center of the capital.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

UZBEKISTAN - THE COUNTRY OF TOURISM

Sightseeing Tour for Disabled Kids

Travel around the country is becoming accessible to people with disabilities. Thus, an excursion has been organized in Ferghana for students from the Kuvasai specialized boarding school for deaf children under the program “O’zbekiston boylab sayohat qil!”

The students went on a tour of the ‘silk capital’ of Uzbekistan, where they visited the famous Yodgorlik factory. In the popular destination of foreign tourists, they had a happy opportunity to try their hand at weaving art.

Particularly pleasant and surprising for the young generation proved to be the house-museum of pottery master Tohir Haidarov in Rishtan, which is imbued with national spirit and traditional style of handicraft. The ceramist cordially greeted the guests and described in detail the illustrative examples of the history of pottery, which, of course, was cognitive for young travelers.

The program included acquaintance with the historical heritage of Kokand. The pearl of the city – the palace of Khudoyor-khan left a significant impression thanks to the colorful decoration of majolica and mosaics on the facade of the building, the interior of the rooms of past centuries, the rich enhancing ornament of majestic ceilings and the ancient chandeliers on them.

According to the sign language interpreter, such a favorable opportunity certainly plays an important role in the spiritual formation and harmonious development of boarding school pupils.

Such a small step in the development of domestic tourism presented great happiness, vivid emotions and impressions for children with disabilities, which, naturally, pleased all the organizers of the trip.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

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