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Uzbekistan

24.03.2017

In Uzbekistan, the 2017-2021 Program for modernization of the emergency medical care system has been approved. It happened in accordance with the decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures aimed at further improvement of the emergency medical care system,” which was published on the website of the National Legislation Database. For the implementation of this program, there will be allocated funds in the amount of $70.6 million. In particular, this year the car park of the emergency medical care system will be updated with 1,200 units of specialized vehicles.

24.03.2017

By the end of 2017, the joint Uzbek-German enterprise MAN Auto-Uzbekistan will organize an enterprise for assembly of buses working on compressed natural gas in Uzbekistan. The vehicles will be used in car parks in the capital of the republic, Tashkent. “The new MAN buses will be environmentally friendly; they will be manufactured at the MAN Auto-Uzbekistan's production site as part of the program for phased transfer of car parks to buses fueled by methane,” a representative of the joint venture reported.

 

24.03.2017

On March 22, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyev arrived in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, with the first official visit since his election to the post of head of state. He plans to meet with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to discuss the issues related to bilateral cooperation. On behalf of Nursultan Nazarbayev, head of the Kazakh government Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov, mayor of the Kazakh capital Aset Isekeshev, and Kazakh ambassador to Uzbekistan Yerik Utembayev met the Uzbek president at the Astana airport.

 

22.03.2017

In 2016, the volume of remittances by individuals to Uzbekistan from Russia amounted to 2 billion 741 million dollars, as reported on the official website of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Of all the countries that are Russia's contracting parties, Uzbekistan ranks second by the transfers of funds, while the first place belongs to Switzerland with an indicator of 5.1 billion dollars). Worth noting, the volume of remittances to the republic has decreased by 11 percent since 2015.

 

22.03.2017

In Uzbekistan, the national mobile operator Uzmobile has introduced for its subscribers a service envisaging free Internet access to the EPIU, to the Virtual Reception of the President, as well as to the government portal. In addition, free-of-charge access is available to the websites of all government agencies. This news was reported by the company's representatives during the recent briefing in Tashkent.

21.03.2017

On April 13-14, 2017, the capital of Uzbekistan will host one of the largest exhibition events of the republic, IUTE 2017 (International Uzbek Tourism Exhibition). This will be the fifth exhibition prepared for residents and guests of Tashkent, according to its organizers, it will include “a whole series of interesting surprises.” For example, the national pavilion of Uzbekistan will be for the first time presented to the participants and visitors at the tourism exhibition.

 

20.03.2017

On April 1, 2017, the capital of Uzbekistan will host the international conference “Agro Food Forum 2017.” The theme of this event is food security, as well as the development of technologies for fruit and vegetable processing. GMG (General Machinery Group) is the organizer of this major forum. It is one of the largest suppliers of European equipment for processing various types of fruit and vegetable products in the Central Asian region.

 

19.03.2017

Currently, Uzbekistan is considering the possibility of introducing voluntary forest certification based on international standards, which provides for optimal ways of forest management. According to local mass media, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has been successfully implementing the system in many countries of the world for over 20 years. According to environmentalists, Uzbekistan allocates significant budget funds for forest restoration; however, it doesn't result in tangible recovery.

19.03.2017

The 9th International Uzbekistan Industrial Forum 2017 is taking place in Tashkent, in the territory of the National Exhibition Complex “Uzexpocenter.” This year, this event brings together six international specialized exhibitions, which involve about 60 companies from China, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, South Korea, Iran, Turkey, Belarus, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and several other countries. Foreign companies account for more than half of the participants.

19.03.2017

This year, Uzbekistan will allocate UZS62 billion for engineering, technical and other protective measures to combat floods. According to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic, these measures will be taken in accordance with the decision of the governmental flood control commission.