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Uzbekistan

20.01.2017

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyayev signed the decree “On measures aimed at further simplifying and accelerating the process of sales of state property for the purpose of using them for entrepreneurship.” As reported by the State Committee on De-monopolization, Privatization and Development of Competition of the republic, the main purpose of the decree is to create favorable conditions for development of private enterprises in Uzbekistan.

 

20.01.2017

In Tashkent, there will be set up the Center of the Russian language under the Uzbek State University of World Languages. This became known as a result of the recent Tashkent-based round-table with the participation of “Rossotrudnichestvo” and chairperson of the Tashkent association of teachers of Russian language and literature Natalia Petrukhina. The purpose of this event was to discuss the 2017 prospects of joint work of the representative office and the Uzbek State University.

 

20.01.2017

In the territory of Yashnabad and Almazar districts of the Uzbek capital Tashkent, plans are afoot to create two innovative specialized technology parks in the near future. The corresponding draft decree was developed by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic, in accordance with the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoev, which he had put forward during the election campaign in November 2016.

19.01.2017

The Asian Development Bank plans to allocate $100 million to Uzbekistan for construction of a solar power plant in the country. Its installed capacity will be 100 MW. The power plant will be located in the south of the country, in Sherabad District of Surkhandarya Province. According to the press service of the bank, “the second solar energy project of provides for the redundancy of $100 million. This will be done in the framework of the bilateral cooperation between the ADB and Uzbekistan in the period till 2020,” the bank informs.

 

18.01.2017

In Uzbekistan, plans are afoot to build an excavator plant. The facility will be commissioned in 2018, on the basis of the wagon-wheel workshops of the unitary enterprise “Uztemiryulmashtamir.” The total cost of this project is approximately $30 million. Worth noting, this industrial site was planned for construction and commissioning in 2017 in Syrdarya Province (the city of Yangiyer). The company did not report what was the reason for such a transfer of the plant's construction site and schedule.

 

18.01.2017

As of the end of December 2016, the total number of unemployed in Uzbekistan was 729,400 people, which is 5.2 percent of the total number of the economically active population of the republic. As reported by the State Statistics Committee, in 2016, the unemployment rate remained unchanged, while in 2015 their number was 709,400 people. In addition, the official website of the ministry reported that in 2016 the number of people who leaved Uzbekistan totaled 168,800 people, while the number of those who arrived in the country was 141,700 people.

 

15.01.2017

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev signed the decree on establishment of four new free economic zones in the republic, as reported by a number of local media. The new zones are: the free economic zone “Urgut” in Urgut District (Samarkand Province), the FEZ “Gijduvan” in Gijduvan District (Bukhara Province), the SEZ “Kokand” in the city of Kokand (Ferghana Province), and finally, the FEZ “Khazarasp” in Khazarasp District (Khorezm Province).

 

15.01.2017

In the near future, Uzbekistan plans to develop a comprehensive program of re-equipment and rearmament of the armed forces in 2017-2021. President Shavkat Mirziyoev made this statement in his festive address dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces. “As a priority, we have to develop a comprehensive program for 2017-2021, which will provide for specific measures to modernize and repair the equipment, and to acquire various types of new military products,” Mirziyoev said.

 

15.01.2017

In the coming years, plans are afoot in Bukhara to build a modern mini-plant for sorting and recycling of waste. As reported by the city administration, their experts have studied a number of proposals from leading manufacturers of related equipment from Russia, China, Spain and other countries. In addition, they have already selected the construction site for the new plant in the territory of Kagan District.

 

14.01.2017

The World Bank has improved by 0.2 percent its previous forecast of the growth of the gross domestic product of Uzbekistan in the current year. According to the WB Global Economic Prospects for January 2017, in the next two years (2018 and 2019), the growth of Uzbekistan's economy will remain at 7.4 percent. Worth recalling, the WB specialists made the previous forecast in June 2016; it envisaged the GDP growth at 7.2 percent in the coming year.