Traditions of the Kyrgyz people were being formed with the help of economic, trade, domestic and other relations with kindred and other tribes that were closely related to the geography of their ha...

After the coup of 19 March 1953 in the socio-political history of Iran there were fundamental changes: the powers of parliament were limited and the absolute power of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was...

In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran are two countries that claim to leadership in the region. With a powerful resources and political potential these countries are the...



By the end of 2018, the enterprise “Uzmetkombinat” plans to be able to fully to provide the machine-building industry of Uzbekistan with fastening details. This will be possible after the commissioning of a new production facility, which will be established in accordance with the presidential decree of June 23, 2017. The total cost of this project is $31.57 million, and the annual output of finished products will reach 5,000 tons.



Uzbekistan will increase the volume of gas condensate supplies from Turkmenistan to the Bukhara oil refinery. The NHC “Uzbekneftegaz” reported the news, referring to the agreement reached during the visit of Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Turkmenistan in May 2017. Then the representatives of the two countries signed the PSA (Production Sharing Agreement) envisaging the participation of “Uzbekneftegaz “in development of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea shelf.



In Uzbekistan, a survey has been conducted among representatives of the younger generation to identify a number of indicators of demographic statistics. Its results have been published in the monograph titled “Youth of Central Asia: Uzbekistan.” Its authors were two independent experts: candidate of sociological sciences Azamat Seyitov and expert in political science Bakhtiyor Ergashev. They analyzed the information received during the survey.



President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the framework agreement between Uzbekistan and the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) that provides for operations related to the Environmental Rehabilitation Account for Central Asia. Worth recalling, this document was signed during President of the EBRD Sum Chakrabarty's visit to Tashkent on March 16, 2017. It provides for cooperation between the bank and Uzbekistan in the field of recovery of the environment affected by the extraction and enrichment of uranium.



From June 1, 2017, the banks of Uzbekistan “Aloqabank” and “Asaka” started issuing loans to citizens of the republic for purchases of passenger vehicles of national production. The conditions of car insurance offered by these financial institutions differ from each other; so do the terms of lending. “Asaka” issues loans for up to three years, while “Aloqabank” offers a period of up to four years. As for the interest rate, it depends on the amount of the down payment, which the borrower provides as a preliminary payment.



A recent analysis of the health care system of Uzbekistan revealed a number of serious shortcomings in its activities. That is why the president of the country, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, signed a decree on reforming the industry, which envisages a number of transformations. The health care system will be conditionally divided into four levels. The highest level is republican; it involves the provision of the most advanced high-tech medical services in the specialized areas. The second is the regional level, at which similar medical services will be provided in the regional centers.


The Russian enterprise “Uralmashzavod” (UZTM) plans to conclude a contract providing for the delivery of mining equipment to Uzbek enterprises. According to the press service of the UZTM, the agreement on deliveries of the ECG-5A excavator is currently being prepared for signing with the Navoi MMC. The enterprises plan to sign the first contract for the delivery of the mass-produced excavator ECG-18, as well as several contracts for new crushing and grinding complexes (mills and smart crushers).



President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed the decree on drastic reforming of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan. This document was issued due to the fact that in recent years a number of serious issues have been revealed in the activity of this organization, especially concerning the insufficient protection of business rights and the weak development of measures aimed at improving the business climate.


At present, enterprises that are part of the national holding company “Uzpahtasanoatzksport” (including cotton plants) are replacing traditional outdoor lamps with self-powered lamps powered by solar panels. In total, 1,200 units of outdoor lamps will be replaced at the NHC enterprises throughout the country. According to local publications, “Energosila” (Russia) supplied solar cells for this project.



The Government of Uzbekistan fully supports the projects on the use of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya water resources (those are the two major rivers of Central Asia) that were compiled within the framework of the UN conventions. According to Deputy Foreign Minister Anvar Nasyrov, the Uzbek side is ready to participate in their discussion. In his words, the United Nations recently circulated the drafts of its two conventions on the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya, which will create a legal framework for constructive cooperation in the water sector between the countries of the region.