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Uzbekistan

06.06.2017

Uzbekistan is ready to use the mechanism that envisages applying the deprivation of citizenship to persons participating in religious extremist organizations. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev made such a statement during his trip to Andijan Province. He noted, “If we want tomorrow to be a peaceful day, we should submit proposals on depriving avid extremists of citizenship.” In addition, the head of state pointed out the mistakes of the executive authorities in resolving this matter.

06.06.2017

This summer, a total of 1,290 children's camps will be operating in Uzbekistan. Of them, 214 camps are stationary, 936 are day camps, and 140 are classified as labor and recreation camps. According to the press service of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic, the number of children's camps in the country has increased by 140 units as compared to the 2016 figure. As a result, at least 284,350 children will have the opportunity to get well and relax this summer, which is 7,100 more than the 2016 figure.

 

05.06.2017

The Unified Geological Service has been established in Uzbekistan, as reported by the press service of the State Committee for Mineral Resources and Geology. This was done in accordance with the corresponding decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. “The current decree on establishment of the Unified Geological Service of Uzbekistan will ensure implementation of the unified state policy in the field of geological study, as well as efficient use of mineral resources and their protection.

05.06.2017

The Russian concern Gazprom has signed an agreement on strategic cooperation with Uzbekneftegaz. It envisages interaction of the parties in the process of implementation of new oil and gas projects in the territory of Uzbekistan. This was done during the SPIEF 2017 (St. Petersburg International Economic Forum) on June 2. Gazprom's CEO A. Miller and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uzbekneftegaz, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan G. Ibrahimov signed the document.

 

04.06.2017

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the program of measures aimed at further development and improvement of the sphere of culture and art in Uzbekistan in the period 2017-2021. This document is a continuation of the reform of these areas that was launched on the initiative of the president in mid-February 2017. Then, a presidential decree established the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan, and closed a number of large organizations that had been supporting theaters, museums and other cultural establishments.

 

04.06.2017

The state budget of Uzbekistan has been executed in accordance with the previously approved parameters, and its surplus exceeded UZS132 billion. This information was reported during the recent regular meeting of the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament of the Republic. Within the framework of the parliamentary control, the deputies considered the report on execution of the state budget and budgets of targeted state funds during 2016 and Q1 2017. The Minister of Finance of Uzbekistan presented this document for consideration by the deputies.

03.06.2017

On June 1, the Board of Directors of the ADB (Asian Development Bank) approved a loan to the government of Uzbekistan in the amount of $500 million to finance the construction of housing in rural areas. According to the bank's official website, “the ADB has approved the provision of a $500 million loan from ordinary banking resources, which will be used to build 29,000 new homes in nine provinces of Uzbekistan. This will be done within the framework of the state program to provide the rural population of the republic with affordable housing.”

 

01.06.2017

In Uzbekistan, in accordance with the decree of the President of the Republic, there was approved the 2017-2021 Program of measures aimed at further development of renewable energy in the country, as well as at increasing energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy and in the social sphere. This document will allow to solve several key tasks. In particular, the wide use of renewable energy sources will allow to diversify the fuel balance, partially replacing the traditional fuels and reducing their share in the volume of heat and electricity generated throughout the country.

01.06.2017

Recently, there has been a significant growth in the exchange rate of foreign currencies (dollar and euro) in Uzbekistan in relation to the national currency of the republic (UZS). According to the local media, the European and American currencies have recently surged in value in the Uzbek market, which is expressed in a growth by several tens of UZS every week. For example, on May 30, the Central Bank of the Republic established a new official exchange rate of the dollar at UZS3,846.33, which is UZS25.87 higher than a week ago.

31.05.2017

The company “Heerim Architects” (South Korea) will develop a project for the construction of a multi-functional ice complex “Humo Arena” in Tashkent. According to the plans, this sports facility will become the first such complex in Uzbekistan. It will be put into operation as early as 2018. “Enter Engineering Pte. Ltd” (Singapore) will carry out the construction works. The customer is the company “Wind Rose” from Uzbekistan. The project will be financed at the expense of its own funds.