INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 107 June 1, 2016

pubblicato 18 giu 2016, 12:43 da Webmaster Ambasciata
ECONOMY
State budget of Uzbekistan surplus makes up 29.2bn soums in 1Q

INFRASTRUCTURE
First train runs via Angren-Pap railroad

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
Meeting with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

PRESIDENCY OF UZBEKISTAN IN THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION (2015-2016)
Meeting of experts in Beijing

SOCIETY
A gala event titled “Good bye school, Hello college!” was held at all general educational schools of Uzbekistan on the occasion of completion of the 2015-2016 academic year 2

SUMMER REST
Over 292,000 children to rest at summer camps

economy

State budget of Uzbekistan surplus makes up 29.2bn soums in 1Q

Surplus of the State Budget of Uzbekistan made up 29.2 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 01.06.2016, 1$= 2924.63 soums) in the first quarter of 2016, the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan said.

According to the Ministry, the income of the state budget exceeded 8.64 trillion soums in January-March 2016, while expenses – 8.61 trillion soums.

About 4.33 trillion soums of income fell to share of indirect taxes, 2.21 trillion soums – direct investments and 1.14 trillion soums – resource payment and property taxes.

Expenses to social sphere and social support of population reached 5.067 trillion soums.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

INFRASTRUCTURE

First train runs via Angren-Pap railroad

On 27 May, first train run via new electrified rail road Angren-Pap in test mode, the press service of Uzbekistan Temir Yollari said.

The company said that the railroads were docked at the 11th km of the tunnel Qamchiq and the first train run via the railroad in test mode.

Uzbekistan Temir Yollari started construction of electrified railroad Angren-Pap in July 2013. The road goes through Qamchiq Pass and link Ferghana Valley (Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana regions) with other part of Uzbekistan.

China Railway Tunnel Group constructs tunnel of the railway with the cost of US$455 million. The length of the tunnel is 19.1 km.

The cost of the project makes up US$1.2 billion. The project will be financed due to resources of the state budget, own resources of Uzbekistan Temir Yollari and loans of international financial institutions.

Uzbekistan is planning to commission new electrified railroad Angren-Pap in July 2016.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

International cooperation

Meeting with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

On May 31, 2016, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea Kwon Yong Woo.

Ambassador presented copies of his credentials.

During the conversation the sides exchanged views on the state and prospects of bilateral relations, discussed the implementation of agreements reached in the framework of the regular Uzbek-South Korean dialogue at the highest level.

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

PRESIDENCY OF UZBEKISTAN IN THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION (2015-2016)

Meeting of experts in Beijing

On 30-31 May, 2016, Beijing hosted a meeting of experts of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

During the meeting, Representatives of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan exchanged views on the prospects for the establishment and operation of the Development Bank and the Development Fund of the SCO.

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

Society

A gala event titled “Good bye school, Hello college!” was held at all general educational schools of Uzbekistan on the occasion of completion of the 2015-2016 academic year

Over 470,000 school children are poised to finish ninth grade this year and will continue their education at academic lyceums and professional colleges. As in previous years, schools attached great attention to preparing school graduates for enrollment in secondary special and professional institutions. Moreover, they tried hard to make sure that the children make their choice independently. With this in mind, special activities have been carried out with ninth-graders by form masters, school psychologists and specialists in vocational guidance. Excursions to industrial enterprises, colleges and lyceums have been organized for school children and explanatory work has been carried out among their parents to explain the importance of independent choice of occupation.

Three opinion polls have been conducted among school children during the academic year to find out their preferences in choosing their future professions and place of their study. The results are as follows: 42870 persons (9%) want to continue their education at academic lyceums and 433738 (91%) – at professional colleges. 

“The choice of future profession still remains the most difficult problem for the school children. Many of them couldn’t make a choice in the course of all three polls and every time named different professions and occupations; but in their applications for enrollment – they selected and market still a completely different speciality. Nevertheless, the number of those who already in the ninth form realize who they would like to become in the future, keeps increasing,” says director of the Republic Center of professional orientation and psychological-pedagogical diagnosis of children Kamol Gofurov. “

“There still sustains a problem of popular educational establishments, which will check the school graduates’ enrollment tests. However, there are practically no colleges and lyceums left, where tests were conducted in all directions and professions. This is an evidence that the work carried out on the improvement of professional orientation of school children produces its positive results. The most popular professions that are in demand among graduates are related to medicine and pedagogics. In addition, it is obvious that the children change their attitude to production and working specialities, since there are more and more of them who wish to work in those directions.”

All data on every graduate as well as information on his/her preferences are entered into the e-maktab (e-school) electronic data base. It enables to monitor the graduates’ progress and it reflects          the status of every graduate. Thus, the educational system employees have the opportunity to timely come to every graduate’s assistance under any circumstance. This is rather important, because there should be no graduate left overboard, every one of them should get a quality professional education.

Preparation for enrollment of ninth-formers           to professional colleges and academic lyceums has been practically completed. They are awaited also at the consulting centers. And now they still have time, and soon the school graduates will face the final attestation tests.

Namely these centers will turn into that very point, where after receiving certificates on the basic school education the graduates will bid farewell to their school form masters, while pedagogical staff of secondary special professional institutions will get acquainted with their future freshmen.

The youths and girls will have an opportunity to work hard within the next three years to be able to enroll into higher educational institutions or dedicate themselves to professional activity.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Summer rest

Over 292,000 children to rest at summer camps

Over 292,000 boys and girls in Uzbekistan will rest at 1,204 summer camps, UzA reported quoting the Council of Federation of Trade Unions.

The report said that camps will operate in all regions of Uzbekistan. Special labour and rest camps will be organized for teenagers.

Representatives of police, anti-fire brigade, healthcare system will monitor the camps to ensure their security.

Ambulances and all necessary medicaments were allocated to the summer camps.

Daily camps will operate at schools, academic lyceums and professional colleges. The children will visit various parks, museums and zoos.

(Source: UzDaily.com)


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