INFORMATION DIGEST - PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN - March 2, 2016

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ECONOMY
New holding company O’zbekozikovkatholding has been founded in Uzbekistan

PRESIDENCY OF UZBEKISTAN IN THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION (2015-2016)
Meeting at the SCO Secretariat with the Ambassadors of India and Pakistan

SOCIETY
A unique model of providing schoolchildren with modern textbooks was instituted in Uzbekistan


economy

New holding company O’zbekozikovkatholding has been founded in Uzbekistan

A new holding company O’zbekozikovkatholding has been founded on the basis of the abolished Association of Food Industry of Uzbekistan.

Under the Presidential Decree, the holding company will incorporate 176 food, oil and fat and meat and milk enterprises entitled as joint stock companies and LLC. The authorized capital of the holding company will be built through the transfer of state shares at their balance cost in the statutory funds of the enterprises that were incorporated in the abolished Association.

Private producers of food products may voluntarily join the O’zbekoziqovkatholding as associate members.

The holding company will also establish a fund for development, reconstruction and modernization of the food industry enterprises. Its funds will be built out of dividends from the state share of the enterprises (50%) under the holding, as well as contributions in the amount of 0.5% of the net profits of enterprises and organizations under O’zbekozikovkatholding.

Over the years of independence Uzbekistan has carried a scaled reformation of the food industry. In 1990, the country imported more than 82% of the totally consumed grain, 50% of meat and meat products, about 60% of dairy products, 100% of sugar, powdered milk and baby food. Today, Uzbekistan fully provides the population with all major types of products through the development of domestic production. Since independence, meat consumption per capita has increased 1.3 times, milk and dairy products - 1.6 times, and processed fruit and vegetables – almost 4 times.

There are more than 10,000 economic entities that specialize in food production.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

Presidency of Uzbekistan in the Shanghai cooperation organization (2015-2016)

Meeting at the SCO Secretariat with the Ambassadors of India and Pakistan

On March 1, 2016, the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Rashid Alimov had a meeting with the Ambassador of India to China Vijay Gokhale and the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Masood Khalid in Beijing.

In the framework of implementation of decision of the Council of Heads of the SCO member states in Ufa (Russia) the heads of diplomatic missions were given the draft Memorandums of obligations of India and Pakistan with the aim of obtaining the status of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member State.

It was emphasized that the signing of these Memorandums as a part of the upcoming Tashkent summit will be one of the most important outcomes of the meeting of the Heads of States. It will also makes a significant contribution to the development of the SCO, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

The meeting was attended by the permanent representatives of the SCO member states to the SCO Secretariat.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Society

A unique model of providing schoolchildren with modern textbooks was instituted in Uzbekistan

What manuals will be used to teach children will have to be determined this year. Efforts are in progress in Uzbekistan to work out a draft program for the elaboration and publication of new-generation textbooks in 2016-2020 to be used in general education schools.

A unique model of providing schoolchildren with modern texts was instituted in the country during the implementation of the National Program for the Development of School Education from 2004 to 2009. Uzbek specialists had worked out textbooks for all academic disciplines. A mechanism was launched for their regular renovation and perfection.

In the past, manuals used to be refined with an eye to many parameters, including the considerations of optimization of the training process content, ensuring the succession of learning stages and professional orientation. Methodological study guides for teachers were produced to help them implement and make a good use of advanced pedagogical technologies. This had predetermined many dimensions of the upcoming program for the elaboration and publication of new generation textbooks in 2016-2020 for general educational schools.

The experience garnered in creating guidebooks for learning English is going to serve as the basis for the projected program. It implies that multimedia applications and special worksheets in some disciplines for schoolchildren are to be produced in addition to the set of textbooks and training-methodological manuals for the teaching staff.

Before working out new textbooks, the existing syllabi need to be revised. In general though, the Ministry of Public Education intends to update the education process with the involvement of leading specialists from the preeminent training centers of Germany, Japan, Singapore and the Republic of Korea.

Innovations are expected to be implemented as soon as this year. It is planned to print 26.1 million copies of guidebooks overall. Financial resources are to be assigned from the national budget (20.4 billion soums) as well as the Republican Trust Book Fund (34.2 billion soums). (currency rates of CB RU from 02.03.2016, 1$= 2856.64 soums)

The list of such study guides includes foreign-language learning textbooks designed for free distribution among teachers and schoolchildren of grades from 1 to 4. Thus the first results of the new program are anticipated to be seen namely among them.

In the meanwhile, the Ministry is said to proceed with further publication and provision of schools with textbooks with in-depth study of respective disciplines. Six titles of textbooks and training-methodological manuals in physics and mathematics will be prepared for schoolchildren of grades 5-9.

The third-grade teachers are set to be granted methodological literature with multimedia applications for improving the quality of learning and upbringing.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

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