INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 128 July 3, 2017

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POLITICS

The President of Uzbekistan took part in the IV kurultai (congress) of the public youth movement “Kamolot”  1

Officially.. 2

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has appointed three working groups led by vice-premiers, to prepare the country for the upcoming autumn-winter period. 2

Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center created in Uzbekistan. 2

investments. 3

A joint venture Uztex Uchkurgan has been commissioned in Uchkurgan district of Namangan region  3

International cooperation.. 4

Specialists of Uzbekistan and Belarus exchange experiences. 4

A training workshop on the mechanisms of interaction between small business entities and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has been held in Ferghana. 4

TO THE 26TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE OF UZBEKISTAN.. 5

To Worthily Celebrate the Anniversary of Independence of Uzbekistan

POLItiCs

The President of Uzbekistan took part in the IV kurultai (congress) of the public youth movement “Kamolot”

On June 30, the IV kurultai (congress) of the public youth movement “Kamolot” of Uzbekistan was held at the Palace of symposiums in Tashkent.

The program of the kurultai was full of various events. The “Test of destiny” play was shown at the Uzbek National academic drama theater for the kurultai delegates. They also visited the memorial complex “Shahidlar hotirasi” (“Memory of martyrs”) and “In memory of victims of repression” museum, the State museum of Temurids’ history, the Hastimom complex. They became acquainted with created conditions in Uzbekistan state university of world languages, Tashkent professional college of information technologies, general educational school No. 144 in Yakkasaray district. In the Youth creativity palace, they met with deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, as well as with academicians and young scientists in the Academy of sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Delegates of the kurultai laid flowers at the foot of the Monument of Independence and Humanism in Mustakillik square, which is a symbol of our freedom, bright future and noble aspirations.

Delegates elected from the councils of “Kamolot” PYM of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent gathered in the Palace of symposiums. Members of the Senate and deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, members of the government, representatives of ministries and departments, public organizations and the mass media were invited to attend the kurultai taking into account the relevance of the agenda. Heads of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional khokimiyats, youth in the regions also attended the event through a video-conference.

The kurultai of the public youth movement “Kamolot” of Uzbekistan is declared open.

The National anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan sounds.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev delivered a speech at the kurultai.

The head of our state noted that upbringing of the younger generation is important and relevant issue, and although “Kamolot” have implemented the goals and tasks outlined in its Program and Charter, the organization could not turn into a real mass youth movement. It was criticized that activities of the territorial structures of the Movement are limited to a narrow circle and are aimed primarily at youth, who are studying, and issues of working with unorganized youth remains out of sight. There is no practical influence of the Movement on such actual issues as ensuring of youth employment, raising their knowledge and expanding worldview, developing entrepreneurship, protecting against ideological threats.

Delegates supported a proposal on organization of a Youth union of Uzbekistan on the basis of “Kamolot” public youth movement.

At the forum, special attention was paid to the legal status, the main goals and objectives of the new organization, increasing its role and status, authority and prestige in the life of our country. Issues of organization of structural subdivisions of the Youth union were discussed. Proposals have been forwarded on training leading cadres for the state and society, providing labor, housing, living conditions for youth, expanding participation of the Youth union of Uzbekistan in realizing hopes and aspirations of the younger generation.

At the kurultai, June 30 – the day of establishment of the Youth union of Uzbekistan was announced as the Youth Day in our country.

Deputy chairman of Tashkent city council of “Kamolot” public youth movement B.Mamadaliev, chairman of the council of “Kamolot” PYM of the Republic of Karakalpakstan A.Doniyorov, master of Turin polytechnic university in Tashkent O.Tuychiev, head of “Result” training center A.Sadullaev, student of Tashkent state university of Uzbek language and literature named after Alisher Navoi M.Raimkulova, head of “Sarvinoz Sobirjonovna Fayzi” farm of Sirdarya region S.Shokirova and others expressed appreciation to the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the great attention paid to youth. The Youth union of Uzbekistan will become a strong support for youth.

Kakhramon Kuronboev was elected as the chairman of the central council of the Youth union of Uzbekistan.

(Source: UzA)

Officially

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has appointed three working groups led by vice-premiers, to prepare the country for the upcoming autumn-winter period

The decision was made to reason. Executives of certain organizations, economic associations, as well as regional, municipal and district administrations were subjected to serious disciplinary sanctions for shortcomings and superficial attitude towards preparation of assigned territories for the fall-winter period of 2016-2017. It is expected that a new approach will help to avoid previous problems.

The first group will deal with the preparation of apartment buildings, get heat and water supply facilities up and running and sustain their proper maintenance, arrange common areas and elevator equipment, ensure sanitation of community territories, and organize landscaping works.

The second group will be responsible for the organization of works on timely and sufficient provision of social sector, industries and the population with basic fuel and energy resources, for the preparation of power supply facilities, gas supply facilities and coal industry enterprises.

Finally, the third group will specialize in preparation of social facilities for sustainable work in the fall-winter period, ensuring their compliance with the requirements for sanitation and public amenities.

The President has also approved several assignments to prevent sharp growth and leaps in prices for vegetables and legumes in the coming autumn and winter period. The head of state admitted flaws and distortions that were made during procurement of major types of agricultural productsas part of preparation for the winter-spring period of 2016-2017.

To prevent such a situation, President Mirziyoyev assigned to conduct an analysis and, by August 1, identify the real volumes of major types of agricultural products based on the needs of the population, focusing on potatoes, onions, carrots, cabbage, rice and legumes in the context  of regions, cities and districts.

By the end of August, experts should also prepare and submit proposals to the government on increasing the production volumes of fresh cucumbers and tomatoes in greenhouses in the winter-spring period of 2017-2018.

The President entrusted specialized executives to visit the procurement facilities of major types of agricultural products in the regions of the republic: vegetable storages, refrigerating warehouses, warehouses and other facilities, assess their condition and determine the degree of their readiness to procure the necessary volumes of food for sustainable provision of the population.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center created in Uzbekistan

An innovation center to support development and implementation of information technologies “Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center” was created in Uzbekistan.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On measures to radically improve conditions for development of the information technology industry in the country”.

The Center is created to create favorable conditions for formation and active development of high-tech industries based on the use of ICT, further deepening the integration of science, education and production in this industry.

The Center is created on the principle of extraterritoriality within the whole territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan with accommodation of its residents throughout the country.

Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center is created for 10 years with the possibility of its further extension.

The center will specialize in the development of software, design and development of information systems, resources and databases.

Residents of the center will also implement projects in the field of information security. The center will support startup projects. The center will also conduct research in the field of information technology.

Till 1 January 2018, Residents of the Innovation Center are exempted from paying taxes and compulsory payments. They also received customs privileges.

Employees of the residents of the Innovation Center also received tax benefits. Until 1 January 2028, they will be subject to a personal income tax at a fixed rate of 7.5 percent, and insurance premiums of citizens to the extra-budgetary Pension Fund at a rate of 4.5 percent.

At the same time, these incomes are not included in the aggregate annual income of individuals determined for tax purposes.

Residents of the center have the right, within the limits of the proceeds from the export of goods (works, services) of their own production, to make settlements in foreign currency on the territory of Uzbekistan for the payment of wages to employees and dividends in non-cash form by transferring to international payment cards.

Residents of the Innovation Center can export works and services for foreign currency through online stores on the Internet without signing export contracts.

Uzbek leader established the Coordination Council of the Innovation Center to coordinate the activities of state bodies, scientific, educational institutions and other organizations to promote the development of the Innovation Center.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

investments

A joint venture Uztex Uchkurgan has been commissioned in Uchkurgan district of Namangan region

The new well-equipped factory was built on the site of the former Namangan silk fabric factory. The company’s processing capacity exceeds 7,000 tons of cotton fiber. Uztex Uchkurgan has created 300 new jobs. The yarn manufactured is mainly export-oriented.

Today, the light industry of Uzbekistan incorporates a total of over 2,500 exporting enterprises, employing more than 100,000 people. They produce fabrics and materials, sewing and knitting products, lining, carpets and other competitive products.

The industry has maintained stable growth rates over the past decade, the production of textiles increased 4.3 times, the volume of exports - almost four-fold. The share of finished products exceeded 65%. The volume of exports of light industry goods today exceeds $1 billion per year. Textiles and ready-made garments are shipped to more than 60 countries of the world.

Development of programs on the further development of the domestic light industry through the establishment of enhanced processing of cotton fiber has been underway. 77 major projects totaling almost $1 billion have been implemented in the textile industry under the Program of Measures to Ensure Structural Transformation, Modernization and Diversification of Production for 2015-2019. As part of the Program on the Further Development of the Textile, Garment and Knitwear Industries for 2017 -2021, it is envisaged to implement 140 projects totaling more than $2.2 billion.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

Specialists of Uzbekistan and Belarus exchange experiences

In Tashkent, an event has been held on the development of the ICT (information and communication technology) industry of Uzbekistan and its role in the development of the economy of this country.

It was attended by specialists of Belarus Hi-Tech Park. They shared their experience of creating ramified information infrastructure and supporting initiatives and projects of young programmers.

Uzbekistan’s Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications signed a number of agreements and memorandums with IT (information technology) enterprises and establishments of Belarus. These serve as a basis for close cooperation between the two countries in the development of ICT and the training of highly qualified IT personnel.

At the event, specialists of Uzbekistan and Belarus were able to exchange practical experiences and opinions on prospects for and possibilities of the further development of the software industry and on raising the quality of training programmers and engineers.

It has been said that in the entire world IT industries are regarded as one of the dynamically developing and promising economic sectors. Profits from this high-tech sector already account for a significant part of the GDP of many developed countries.

With every passing year, the number of IT companies in Uzbekistan is increasing. They are developing various sectors of the software industry, writing and producing high-quality and modern programs for establishments and enterprises in the country.

In accordance with a resolution dated 21 March 2012 by the First President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, “On measures to introduce and further develop modern information and communication technologies”, a range of measures are being carried out to introduce modern M2M and fibre-optic technologies.

A large number of ministries, departments, state bodies, medical and educational establishments of this country have their own electronic and automated systems and databases. Thanks to this, it became possible to integrate modern IT systems, helping to further raise the effectiveness of work in practically all socio-economic spheres.

As part of the event, Belarusian specialists gave a presentation and spoke about the experience of creating Belarus Hi-Tech Park and about educational programs being implemented there. They said that the IT sector had turned into one of the key sectors of the economy of Belarus and that its income had already exceeded that of the machine-building sector.

Today Belarus Hi-Tech Park residents alone export about 820 million dollars worth of services a year.

Uzbekistan also has great prospects for the development of its IT industry.

During the event, there was discussion about prospects for the further development of cooperation between IT companies of Uzbekistan and Belarus.

(Source: UzA)

A training workshop on the mechanisms of interaction between small business entities and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has been held in Ferghana

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development identifies promising areas for cooperation. They included the program on consulting and financing small and medium-sized enterprises, funding of the development of cross-border trade and cooperation, enhancement of competitiveness of Uzbekistan's economy through drawing direct investments, allowing for the exchange of technologies and know-how.

Nearly 20,000 small businesses and private entrepreneurs operate in Fergana region. Their share in the gross regional product makes up 63.4%, in the production of industrial goods - 48%, employment - 81%.

The need of business entities in credit resources and foreign investment has been growing from year to year with the development of industry, services, agricultural sector. The program of social and economic development of the Fergana region for 2017-2021 envisages 13,524 projects.

At the workshop, entrepreneurs were introduced into the terms of crediting and grant funding, and the opportunities of EBRD financing of investment projects in Uzbekistan.

"We produce musical instruments," says Mamasodik Mamadaliyev, head of the Zamin Asl Sadosi family enterprise in the city of Ferghana. “Teamed up with family members, we deliver more than ten kinds of national musical instruments to the regions of the country. At present, we intend to get a loan from the bank and expand our activities, export our products.”

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

TO THE 26TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE OF UZBEKISTAN

To Worthily Celebrate the Anniversary of Independence of Uzbekistan

September 1 is the historic date of our country's gaining independence, the appearance on the world map of a new, sovereign state - the Republic of Uzbekistan. We celebrated it as the most valuable holiday.

For its worthy celebration, the President's Decree "On the preparation and conduct of the celebration of the 26th anniversary of the state independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan" was adopted.

The republican commission approved for this purpose will develop a program of organizational, practical, spiritual, educational and awareness-raising activities embodying the main idea "My love and devotion to you, native Uzbekistan!" within a week. When preparing it, it is proposed to proceed from the main provisions of the Strategy for Actions and the state program "Year of dialogue with the people and human interests".

It is recommended to pay great attention to comprehensive coverage of large-scale work aimed at modernizing the country, deepening democratic reforms, further enhancing the role of parliament and political parties, the effectiveness of the public administration system, strengthening the role of civil society institutions, including the media. And also the great importance is of the fact that a system of open and effective dialogue with the population of state and non-governmental organizations is established on the spot, as a result of which many problems of citizens are solved in accordance with their appeals.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

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