INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN #248 December 18, 2017

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President.. 1

Karakalpakstan: analysis of implemented activities and plans for the future. 1

December 16, 2017 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev continued visit to Karakalpakstan. 5

Export.. 8

GM Uzbekistan cars ranked second in terms of sales growth in Russia for 11 months of 2017. 8

BUSINESS CLIMATE.. 8

In Uzbekistan, a number of measures are projected to be approved to simplify the work of real estate organizations. 8

International cooperation.. 9

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan discuss border demarcation issues. 9

TIKA delegation to visit Uzbekistan. 9

Society.. 9

International Conference: Human Rights through the Prism of the Constitution and the Actions Strategy  9

Science.. 10

Among 16 Scientists. 10

 

President

Karakalpakstan: analysis of implemented activities and plans for the future

On December 15, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

The main purpose of the trip is to analyze and to become acquainted with the process of tasks, identify priority areas of activities for the next two years.

The Head of our state during his trip to Karakalpakstan on January 20-21 of this year defined systemic measures on development of the region’s economy, improving social conditions. Over the past period, these instructions have been consistently executed.

In accordance with the program developed on the results of that trip, 242 projects worth 160 billion sums, aimed at development of industry, were implemented. This allowed to create almost 4 thousand workplaces (currency rates of CB RU from 18.12.2017, 1$= 8093,00 soums).

Thus, the first line of “Karakalpak cement” enterprise with the production capacity of 200 thousand tons of cement per year was put into operation in Karauzak district. Production of 150 thousand Samsung TV sets at “Technik global” enterprise in Nukus, 8 thousand tons of polyethylene pipes and household goods at “Nukus polymer” has been established. “Vegatex global” enterprise of Turtkul district annually produces 5 thousand tons of yarn.

The problem of drinking water supply, which is very important for people of Karakalpakstan, remained unresolved for many years. Therefore, in a short time, Kungrad – Muynak water pipe with a length of 101 kilometers was laid and “Kungrad” water distribution plant was built. It allowed providing 25 thousand people of Muynak district with clean drinking water.

In accordance with the Investment program, the existing water supply networks have been reconstructed and upd ated at the expense of the budgetary funds and funds of the Aral Sea Region Development Fund. As a result, drinking water supply has been established for more than 50 thousand residents of 35 settlements.

The second building of the “Louvre in the desert” – the State Museum of Art named after I.Savitsky, which is the pride of not only Karakalpakstan, but also of all of our country, was erected, equipped according to international standards and put into operation.

New buildings of the Museum of Local Lore of Karakalpakstan, a school for gifted children named after the Hero of Uzbekistan Ibrohim Yusupov, a park named after Amir Temur, a large sports complex with modern conditions have been built. The mosque of Imam Eshon Muhammad was reconstructed and put into operation.

Similar transformations took place in all districts, villages and auls. Success has been achieved in development of the region, the standard of living of the population has been improved. Most importantly, people feel these themselves.

Therefore, people of Karakalpakstan welcomed the current trip of the President of our country with great enthusiasm. The scale, significance of the program of the trip, as well as measures determined during the acquaintance with the objects corresponds to it.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev began his trip with a visit to preschool education institution No.8 of Chimbay district. The fact that the first point of the trip was a kindergarten, is of great importance. In each of his speeches and during trips to the regions, the President of our country forwards initiatives and sets important tasks on improving the quality of preschool education, cardinal improvement of preparation of children for school, introducing modern education programs and technologies that are widely used in the world practice into the sphere.

In accordance with the resolution of the President of our country “On measures of further improving the system of preschool education in 2017-2021” of December 29, 2016, measures are being taken on strengthening the material and technical base of the existing preschool education institutions, construction of new ones, including in rural areas, providing them with modern equipment, educational and methodical aids, multimedia resources.

By the Decree of Shavkat Mirziyoyev on cardinal improvement of the management of preschool education system, of September 30 this year, the Ministry of Preschool Education was established. The main tasks of the new ministry are the phased coverage of all children with preschool education system, creation of a network of state and non-state preschool education institutions in the country for healthy competition, introduction of alternative forms of preschool education and upbringing of children.

Large-scale activity is being carried out in the Republic of Karakalpakstan for the execution of these resolution and decree. There are 318 preschool education institutions, including 3 private and 7 kindergartens at various organizations. 48 106 children or 32 percent of all children of the region are being educated there.

The Head of our state got acquainted with conditions created in the kindergarten, congratulated children on the upcoming New Year holiday.

We are paying special attention to the system of preschool education, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev. If today we do not pay proper attention to the education of youth, tomorrow it may be too late. Preschool education institutions must be built taking into account climatic conditions. Each room must have a warm floor. In addition, it is necessary to revise the system of personnel training for the sphere. It is also necessary to organize special courses at higher education institutions. The professional level of educators is very important for the future of children.

The Head of our state noted the need to take into account the South Korean experience in preparation of projects on organization of new kindergartens.

The current projects of such structures, developed on the basis of outdated decisions, do not justify themselves. We must build broad and bright children’s bedrooms and classes, and the administrative offices should be more compact, noted the President.

Presentation of standard projects of construction of preschool education institutions for 50, 100, 150 places was held. Information was presented on further expansion of the network of state and non-state preschool education institutions, formation of healthy competition between them, introduction of new forms of preschool education on the basis of public-private partnership.

Instructions were given on attracting graduates of pedagogical colleges to retraining courses and their admission to work in preschool education institutions.

The Head of our state visited the academic lyceum under Nukus branch of Tashkent State Agrarian University, in Chimbay district.

Presentation of projects on further development of pharmaceutical industry, supporting manufacturers of medicines and medical products, saturation of the domestic market with qualitative medicines of domestic production was held.

The President of our country highly assessed the prospects of development of this sphere, noted the need of improving the system of training specialists.

Time have passed to plant cotton even when it is not profitable. It is necessary to grow other, profitable crops. For example, licorice is suitable for natural and climatic conditions of this region. Therefore, there should be no obstacles to the expansion of its crops, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

“Lanextrakt” joint venture in Chimbay district produces an extract of licorice root. The company processes 30 thousand tons of licorice root and produces 1,3 thousand tons of extract per year. 200 workplaces are created at the enterprise, organized in cooperation with Chinese investors.

The President of our country also got acquainted with the project of organization in Karakalpakstan of plantations of medicinal plants. Large-scale work was carried out in the region in accordance with the Decree of the Head of our state “On establishment of free economic zones “Nukus-pharm”, “Zomin-pharm”, “Kosonsoy-pharm”, “Syrdaryo-pharm”, “Boysun-pharm”, “Bustonlik-pharm” and “Parkent-pharm” of May 3, 2017, special attention is paid to creating new workplaces through the effective use of existing production capacity and resource potential.

It is planned to implement 17 projects worth 27,7 million dollars in 2018-2019 for development of pharmaceutical industry of the region. This will allow the production and export of pharmaceutical products of 37 types.

“Nukus Med Tech” LLC is planning to launch production of medical products, “Berlin pharm” LLC – medicines for treatment of oncological diseases, “Turtkul shisha idishlari” LLC in Turtkul district will produce pharmaceutical containers.

Other projects on production of pharmaceutical and other products were also presented. In particular, it was told about the plans on production of cellulose. This project, implemented in two stages, involves organization of the technological process from the production of paper to the manufacture of finished products from it.

It is planned to organize new enterprises based on the inventory of empty and unused buildings and areas, in Karakalpakstan. Proposals on employment of low-income families were submitted.

The Head of our state met with activists and representatives of intelligentsia of Chimbay district. At the meeting, views were exchanged on events taking place in the world, on issues concerning the population, improving activities of the education and healthcare systems.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Takhiatash district.

Information was presented on the implemented activity in 2017 on integrated development of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. 2 112 projects were implemented in the region after the previous trip of the Head of our state. As a result of implementation of projects in the spheres of industry, agriculture and services, the production of export-oriented products has been established. About 11 thousand workplaces were created.

Within the framework of the comprehensive development program of the Republic of Karakalpakstan for 2018-2019, it is planned to implement another 1 309 projects. Funds of enterprises-initiators, commercial banks and foreign investment will be allocated on their implementation. Production of new types of products will be mastered, the level of localization and processing will be increased, about 10 thousand workplaces will be created.

Large enterprises of our country are involved in the process of bringing the industry of the region to a new level. In particular, Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat plans to establish production of metal structures and non-standard equipment in Takhiatash district, Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combinat – reinforced concrete products, sand and crushed stone in Karauzak district.

The Head of our state gave instructions on diversification of the economy of Karakalpakstan, production of goods with added value, expansion of exports.

The main attention was paid to the activities on development of Tebinbulak iron ore deposit. Currently, metal products in our country are being produced on the basis of melting scrap metal. The Tebinbulak deposit has huge iron ore reserves. Its development will take place in two stages. As a result, starting from 2021, it will be possible to produce 1 million tons of steel per year. For the organization of activities in this direction, a corresponding directorate was established under Uzbekistan Railways.

The main attention was paid to the activities on development of Tebinbulak iron ore deposit.

Projects on organization of new enterprises on the basis of inefficiently used facilities were also presented. It is planned to organize 6 small industrial zones in Karakalpakstan. The objects will be provided free of charge ownership rights for a period of 5 years with subsequent registration. Construction and restoration of engineering and communication networks will be carried out at the expense of the State budget. In these zones conditions will be created for the organization of production, the development of entrepreneurship.

Projects of joint-stock companies “Uzkurilishmateriallari” and “Uzbekenergo”, plans on raising the living standards of the population of the Aral Sea region were also presented.

The Head of our state paid special attention to the importance of these projects for Karakalpakstan, gave instructions to responsible persons on each of them.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited a modern logistics center, which is being organized in Khodjeyli district. This complex is being built in accordance with the instruction given by the President of the country in January this year.

The logistics center, organized by “Khodjeyli agrosanoat markazi” LLC will be engaged in the storage, processing and export of agricultural products, the uninterrupted supply of this product to the domestic market, will serve the rational use of land, creation of new workplaces and increasing the country’s export potential.

In the complex, the area of which is 15,3 hectares, it is planned to sort, process and pack 5 thousand tons of fruits and vegetables in 2018. 150 people will work here.

Presentation of investment projects that are being implemented in Karakalpakstan in the food industry, development programs on livestock, poultry, beekeeping and fish farming was held. Thus, in 2018-2019, it is planned to implement 70 projects on processing fruit and vegetable products and meat, construction of refrigerated storages. It is planned to implement 250 projects within the framework of the livestock and poultry development program for 2018-2020. As a result, more than 730 workplaces will be created. Within the framework of the fish culture development program, 6 projects will be implemented in 2018-2020. Breeding fish will be established in the rice fields of Nukus and Kanlykul districts.

A draft program on effective use of homestead land in Karakalpakstan in 2018 was also presented.

The Head of our state noted the importance of such projects, gave instructions on their revision and timely implementation.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with projects on construction and reconstruction of melioration and irrigation networks in Karakalpakstan.

Irrigation-reclamation activities worth 248 billion sums were implemented in 2013-2017 in the Aral Sea region, at the expense of budgetary funds and centralized investments, water supply of 140 thousand hectares and reclamation of 231 thousand hectares of areas were improved.

The resolution of the Head of our state “On the State Program of development of irrigation and improvement of the reclamation state of irrigated lands for the period of 2018-2019” of November 27 this year has contributed to the expansion of the scope of this work.

In accordance with this resolution, in the next two years, it is planned to reconstruct 140 kilometers of canals and 53 hydraulic engineering constructions, which will improve the reclamation state of 60 thousand hectares of irrigated land. Construction and reconstruction activities on reservoirs with a length of more than 246 kilometers, repair and restoration of 3 735 kilometers of collectors are planned. As a result, the ameliorative condition of 89 thousand hectares of land will improve, the productivity of agricultural crops will increase.

Construction of Shurbulak reservoir in order to improve water supply in shallow waters in the lower reaches of Amudarya, development of fish farming, livestock, horticulture and creation of new workplaces is planned in Turtkul district.

As it is known, the drying up of the Aral and the retreat of the sea for 180-200 kilometers from the shore led to the exposure of the bottom. As a result, the waters of Amudarya flow into the Aral from a height, as a result of which, rills are formed alongside the reservoir of Muynak district. As a result, the Muynak reservoir, Rybachye, Makpalkul, Zakirkul lakes are becoming shallow, fish and fauna of this area is under the threat of extinction.

To prevent this, activity on reconstruction and restoration of the capacity of the northern and eastern dams was carried out in 2013-2017. At the next stage it is planned to restore the dam along Maypost lake and build a hydraulic structure that will allow water to flow from the lake into the old estuary of Amudarya.

The Head of our state was also presented a project on improving water resources management in southern Karakalpakstan.

As a result of implementation of the project, water supply of about 100 thousand hectares of areas in Ellikkala, Beruniy and Turtkul districts will be se t up and 269 million cubic meters of water saved per year. Stopping 23 pumping stations, as well as more than 450 pumping aggregates of the Association of water users and farms will allow to save 52 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

The President of our country gave instructions on qualitative implementation of projects in irrigation sphere and rational use of water resources in the region.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting with deputies of Jokargy Kenes and activists of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. The implemented activity was critically analyzed, priority areas and actual tasks on development of all spheres for the next two years were identified.

Measures on regular sending of heads of relevant ministries, as well as companies and banks to the regions, searching for additional reserves at places, development and implementation of specific investment projects are continuing, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev. In the same way, they worked for two weeks prior to today’s trip to Karakalpakstan, and, as a result, a draft new program aimed at attracting additional investments was developed.

According to this program, more than 1300 projects worth 4,5 trillion sums will be realized and almost 10 thousand workplaces created in 2018-2019, in Karakalpakstan. In particular, 232 investment projects worth 492 million dollars are planned to be realized in the industry.

At the same time, it is planned to implement 5 large projects worth over 3,4 billion dollars in fuel energy and mining metallurgy sectors of Karakalpakstan, noted the President of our country.

The visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Karakalpakstan continues.

(Source: UzA)

December 16, 2017 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev continued visit to Karakalpakstan

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the boarding school for gifted children named after Ibrohim Yusupov on the second day of his trip to Karakalpakstan.

On January 21 of this year, the Head of our state gave instructions on building a school named after the people’s poet of Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan, Hero of Uzbekistan Ibrohim Yusupov, establishment of a monument to the poet in the territory of the school, creating a printing house at school, in Nukus.

Based on this, a three-storey modern school was built in Nukus. The area where the monument to Ibrohim Yusupov is erected turned into another picturesque park for artists and youth. A center for translation and publication of various literature was also opened at school.

The President of our country met with teachers and students, Karakalpak playwrights.

The students read the poems of Ibrohim Yusupov.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized that this place should be turned into a hearth of spirituality, and works of outstanding writers and poets should be sung not only in the country, but throughout the world. To do this, it is necessary to establish links with schools named after Ibrat, Khamid Alimdjan and Zulfiya, Erkin Vakhidov, Abdulla Aripov, Muhammad Yusuf, acting in other regions of the country, conduct creative competitions among the students.

It is necessary to create an atmosphere of book loving in society, to accustom, in particular, youth to reading books. The President of our country got acquainted with conditions created in the boarding school. Instructed to transfer the bus to the school staff.

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On the commemorative plaque at the entrance of “Samsung” plant in Nukus, there is an inscription: “The plant on production of household appliances was erected on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, forwarded during a trip to the Republic of Karakalpakstan on January 21, 2017. The plant produced its first product on October 14, 2017”.

At the plant, built through reconstruction of the former “Nukus Remmash” LLC facilities and construction of additional buildings, four types of television sets and thirteen types of vacuum cleaners are being produced.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the new plant.

Today, probably there is no a single family that does not use “Samsung” household appliances. The plant, which employs more than 200 people, is equipped with the latest generation equipment.

The President of our country got acquainted with the production process at the enterprise. Asked about the quality and volume of products.

Production volumes of home appliances have grown in our country. The demand of the population in it is satisfied. It is time to increase the volume of exports in the sphere, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The Head of our state gave instructions on further expanding the types of products produced at the plant.

A number of major projects have been implemented at the initiative of the President of our country in Karakalpakstan. In particular, “Uzeltehsanoat” JSC implemented 12 projects worth 27,5 billion sums(currency rates of CB RU from 18.12.2017, 1$= 8093,00 soums).

The President was presented projects that “Uzeltehsanoat” JSC is planning to implement in the Republic of Karakalpakstan. They are aimed at implementation and maintenance of washing machines with semi-automatic function, electric cabinets and water heaters, heaters and radiators, energy saving lamps, household appliances.

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Within the framework of the visit to the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the Head of our state got acquainted with the activities of the new school of higher sportsmanship in Nukus, which will train athletes in the Olympic and national sports.

Construction and installation activities for almost 15 billion sums have been completed for building a new sports complex, where there are all conditions for practicing 11 kinds of sports – freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, weightlifting, judo, taekwondo, boxing, fencing, rhythmic gymnastics. Over 700 boys and girls can exercise regularly in 7 gyms equipped with modern equipment, a dormitory, a dining room, and sports grounds with an artificial surface are also created for them (currency rates of CB RU from 18.12.2017, 1$= 8093,00 soums).

It should be noted that this sports complex will be turned into a base for conducting training camps of the teams of Karakalpakstan in the above sports. This complex is the only one in the country on such facilities created for conducting training camps.

The President of our country spoke with young sportsmen involved in this complex.

First of all, I congratulate you on such a modern sports facility, said the President of our country. It has all the necessary conditions for being engaged in sports. Now, using the created opportunities, we need to achieve even better results.

The Head of our state gave instructions on creation of a Center for advanced training of sports trainers in Karakalpakstan under the complex, effective conduction of trainings.

Here on behalf of the President of our country the prizewinner of the prestigious weightlifting tournaments Rustam Jangaboyev was given the keys to the apartment, judoist Elyor Masharipov – the “Malibu” car, the prize-winner of the international fencing tournaments Zaynab Dayibekova – the “Nexia” car. Young sportsmen participating in trainings were presented memorable gifts.

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The general plan of Nukus, developed at the initiative of the President of our country for the period until 2035, includes large-scale creative projects aimed at socio-economic development of the city, improving the infrastructure and living conditions of the population.

During the trip to the Republic of Karakalpakstan in January this year, the Head of our state got acquainted with the project of reconstruction of the street of Yernazar Olakuz, gave necessary recommendations on its further improvement.

According to the plan, this central street will be expanded, which will create even more favorable conditions for traffic. Along the street, multi-storey residential buildings, trade and consumer facilities will be erected.

At present, construction of 30 five-storey residential buildings is being completed here. Modern conditions are being created in these houses, apartments, which will be provided on the basis of preferential mortgage loans. The houses will be commissioned in 2018. Next year another 20 houses will be built along this street.

Residential array of affordable housing is also being built on Abdambayeva street in the city of Nukus. 7 multi-storey houses, built in the current year, will be handed over to the owners.

A modern makhalla guzar, consumer services points, a beauty salon, a mini-bank, children's playgrounds will appear in the array. The adjacent territory will be landscaped.

Taking into account the growing interest of the population in affordable housing, the Head of our state gave instruction on construction here of another 15 multi-storey houses next year.

Presentation of the project, developed on the basis of instructions of the President of our country, which were given during the visit to Sergeli district of the capital, on creating a kindergarten and a family polyclinic on the 1st floors of multi-storey houses, was held.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev drew attention to the advantages of these houses, emphasized the need to improve the project, create additional conditions for large families and elderly people.

He also got acquainted with the creative and reconstruction activities carried out in Nukus branch of Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, the projects on construction of a new main educational building of Nukus State Pedagogical Institute named after Adjiniyaz, the production of soft cargo containers by “Dian-plast” LLC, gave corresponding instructions in this direction.

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The Head of our state, during the trip to Karakalpakstan on January 20-21 this year, visited the Imam Eshon Muhammad mosque of the city of Nukus and gave instructions on erecting here an Educational center for advanced training of imam-khatibs, a dormitory and a library, landscaping the territory of the mosque and construction of a wall, a bakery, a pond, a fountain, as well as creation of other amenities.

Over the past 11 months, large-scale construction and reconstruction activities has been carried out here. There is a representative office of Muslim Board of Uzbekistan in Karakalpakstan on the first floor of the administrative building of the mosque, all its rooms have been completely renovated. An information-resource center, two libraries are organized on the second floor. Underfloor heating system is established, the doors were replaced. The place for offering namaz, the dome of the mosque was reconstructed. A minaret, a pond, a bakery, parking for cars have been built near the mosque and other amenities were created. Decorative trees and flowers are planted.

In addition, an Educational center for advanced training of imam-khatibs has been built for 128 people next to the mosque. It is equipped with modern equipment.

The President spoke with aksakals and imam-khatibs.

We will create all necessary conditions for a profound study of life and spiritual heritage of our great ancestors. Such kind of spiritual and educational institutions visited by people should continue to be improved, in which people receive spiritual food, preserve them for future generations, said President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

(Source: UzA)

Export

GM Uzbekistan cars ranked second in terms of sales growth in Russia for 11 months of 2017

This year, Uzbek cars sold on the Russian market under the Ravon brand, show unprecedented dynamics in this direction. Only in November, auto sales grew by 336%, and by the end of 11 months of the year - by as much as 889%, according to the Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the Association of European Businesses.

In November of this year, Russian consumers purchased 1,831 autos of GM Uzbekistan, and in November last year - only 420. Even more impressive is the statistics for 11 months – 12,978 cars, compared with 1,312 cars in the same period last year. The market share of the Uzbek automaker increased from 0.1% in 2016 to 0.9%.

GM Uzbekistan conceded the first place to the Genesis premium cars, produced by Hyundai Motor. Here, growth in January-November amounted to 788%. Third place went to the Chinese brand Foton with 697%.

Today, GM Uzbekistan produces ten car brands: four sedans - Nexia, Cobalt, Gentra and Malibu, two subcompacts - Matiz and Spark, Captiva SUV, Orlando minivan, Damas minivan and Labo microvan. Inside the republic, passenger cars of domestic production are assembled under the Chevrolet brand. For export, GM Uzbekistan products are sent under the Ravon trademark.

In the coming years, the company intends to take a dominant role in the automotive market of Kazakhstan through an alliance with Kazakhstan's Allure Group of Companies, and to strengthen its position in the Russian market, including through the possible creation of an assembly plant near St. Petersburg.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

In Uzbekistan, a number of measures are projected to be approved to simplify the work of real estate organizations

In the country today there are 251 real estate organizations and 1,642 qualified realtors. However, their share in registration of real estate transactions remains still insignificant, and the population constantly complains about the low level of rendered services in the regions, as about 50% of all realtors work in the capital.

All innovations in the sphere will be collected in the draft decree of the head of state "On measures to further develop the real estate services sphere".

To change the situation, it is planned to simplify the system of regulating the real estate sphere. So, for example, the licensing of this activity will be transferred to the Council of Ministers of Karakalpakstan and regional hokimiyats. Now the State Committee for Privatization is engaged in it.

The new procedure for issuing licenses is scheduled to start on March 1, 2018. At the same time, the ministry will retain the qualification certificate of the realtor.

The authorities also intend to abolish the licensing of information and consulting services in the real estate market, requirements to the minimum amount of charter capital of real estate organizations for obtaining a license.

In addition, starting from March next year, it is planned to allow not registering and notarially certifying short-term lease agreements - up to 6 months, concluded through the intermediary of a realtor. However, the latter will be obliged to submit to the tax authorities’ certificates of contracts and the amount of rent.

Another relief is allowing real estate organizations to provide services without prepayment of at least 15% of their cost.

The protection of citizens from unscrupulous realtors will not be left aside. The authorities will establish a new requirement for the obligatory availability of an insurance policy of civil liability in the amount of not less than 3000 times the minimum wage established on the day of obtaining a license. These funds are used to provide compensation for damage caused by the fault of realtors.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan discuss border demarcation issues

Working groups of the Joint Uzbek-Kazakh Demarcation Commission held a meeting in Tashkent on 11-15 December 2017.

The delegations of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan continued work on the preparation of final documents on the demarcation of the state border.

The parties also exchanged views and agreed on organizational issues of carrying out field demarcation works in 2018.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

TIKA delegation to visit Uzbekistan

A delegation of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) headed by its President Serdar Cam will arrive in Tashkent on 18 December 2017.

The President of Uzbekistan will receive the delegation of the Turkish agency.

Within the framework of the visit, the TIKA delegation will hold meetings and negotiations with the officials of the Government of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Committee for Investments and other structures.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Society

International Conference: Human Rights through the Prism of the Constitution and the Actions Strategy

On December 11, 2017 an international conference was held in Tashkent on the topic “Human Rights through the Prism of the Constitution and the Actions Strategy for the Five Priority Areas of Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, organized by the Authorized person of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human rights (Ombudsman) jin cooperation with the Office of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan.

The goal is to disclose the constitutional bases for the implementation of international legal acts of the United Nations in the field of human rights and freedoms in Uzbekistan, the essence of the measures taken to ensure their effective provision within the framework of the Development Strategy, discuss the tasks of further improving legislation and the activities of national human rights institutions stemming from report of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh. Mirziyoyev at a solemn meeting dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Members of the Legislative Chamber and members of the Senate of Oliy Majlis, representatives of state and public organizations of the country, as well as the Secretary General of the European Ombudsman Institute, the Ombudsman of Moldova and the Ombudsman for Chief Ombudsman of Thailand, the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan, experts from international and foreign organizations, accredited in Uzbekistan took part in the conference.

(Source: ombudsman.uz )

science

Among 16 Scientists

This year, 16 scientists from 8 countries were elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, including Nobel Prize laureates, professor of the University of Manchester Andre Geim (Great Britain) and professor of Northwestern University James Fraser Stoddart (USA). 

The representative of our country, Director of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, academician Shavkat Salikhov is in the pleiad of these famous researchers.

Scientists who have a great international scientific authority and made a significant contribution to the development of science are elected foreign members of the Academy of Sciences of the People’s Republic of China. Shavkat Salikhov, conducting scientific research in the field of bioorganic chemistry and biotechnology, is the first scientist from Uzbekistan elected to the Academy of Sciences of China and the second among the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. So far, the only scientist elected as a foreign member from the CIS countries was the Russian scientist, Nobel Prize winner in physics Jores Alferov.

More than ten kinds of original medicinal preparations were created under the leadership of Shavkat Salikhov, based on releasing biologically active substances, studying their structure and the mechanism of action. Antiviral and anti-inflammatory drugs promoting blood clotting, created as a result of these studies, are now widely used in medical practice.

Due to the efforts of the scientist in our country, the Central Asian center for research and production of medicines is being established, which is the first foreign center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The medicines created here will be exported to China and other countries in the future.

The success of Uzbekistan scientist is a high international assessment of the entire scientific potential of our country. The attention paid by the President of our country to the development of science, including increasing the level of research carried out by scientists of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, supporting the active participation of talented youth in this process plays an important role in further increasing such success.

Shavkat Salikhov was conferred an award for international scientific cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in January this year for fruitful cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, his contribution to training talented scientists, increasing the level of scientific research and innovation of the Academy, as well as for his contribution to the organization and implementation of major scientific projects.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

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