Our reforms are receiving a worthy world community assessment
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted this during his Address to the Oliy Majlis.
“Education institutions of a completely new type, 4 Presidential and 3 Creative Schools, have started operating. Along with this, 19 new higher education institutions have been established, including 9 branches of well-known foreign universities. In cooperation with leading foreign universities, training has been established for 141 joint educational programs. In 2019, 146 500 students were admitted to higher education institutions in Uzbekistan, which is 2 times more than in 2016.
Private sector is also developing rapidly in the healthcare system, along with state medical institutions. As a result of expansion of medical activities from 50 to 126 types and provision of a number of benefits, 634 private medical institutions were created last year.
At the same time, the work being carried out within the framework of State Programs was noted in the Message. Within the framework of Obod Qishloq (Prosperous village) and Obod Makhalla (Prosperous neighborhood) Programs, large-scale construction and improvement activities were carried out in 479 villages, as well as in 116 urban makhallas.
The number of affordable and comfortable housing, individual houses and apartments in multi-storey buildings totaled 34 700, including 17 100 in rural areas and 17 600 in urban areas, which is almost 3 times more than in 2016. More than 116 billion UZS have been allocated to five thousand low-income families who need to improve their living conditions, including women with disabilities, to pay initial mortgage payments for housing.
Speaking about this issue, the President noted that the reforms are yielding its results.
“The reforms are receiving a worthy assessment from international community. In particular, one of the world's most authoritative publications, the Economist, recognized Uzbekistan as the Country of the Year, the state where reforms were implemented at the fastest pace in 2019. I think you will agree with me that this assessment fills us with a sense of pride, gives us even more strength and inspires us to reach new heights”, says the President.