Rishod Sobirov of Uzbekistan wins bronze in Judo Men's -60kg
Athletes from Uzbekistan gained their first medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Rishod Sobirov of Uzbekistan threw Dimitri Dragin of France for a koka to win the bronze medal in Judo Men’s -60kg. Sobirov won a silver medal in the 2007 Asian Championships and a bronze medal in the 2007 World Military Championships. He was born in 1986 and his coach is G. Grigorvey.
President Islam Karimov leaves for Beijing
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov left for Beijing on 8 August to participate in the opening ceremony of the 29th summer Olympic Games.
President of Uzbekistan to participate in opening of Olympic Games
President of Uzbekistan will participate in the opening ceremony of the 29th summer Olympic Games in Beijing on 8 August. Islam Karimov will visit China on the invitation of this country’s President Hu Jintao.
Malaysian delegation visits Uzbekistan
General attorney of Malaysia Tan Seri Abdul Gani Pateil is on a visit in Uzbekistan. On 6 August, he met General prosecutor of Uzbekistan Rashid Kadyrov.
Seminar on ICT use in state management held in Termez
Seminar on the use of information and communication technologies in state management was held in Termez.
International aero cosmic school ends season
The 20th international aero cosmic school ended its season in the mountains of Parkent districts of Tashkent region. The school was organized with the purpose of enriching the young people’s knowledge in aviation, space science and technology.
Flag of Uzbekistan raised in the Olympic village
Sports delegation of Uzbekistan has arrived in the Olympic village in the Chinese capital of Beijing. Together with other countries participating in the summer Olympic games, the state anthem of Uzbekistan was played and the country’s flag was raised here. The Olympic village, which occupies 66 hectares, consists of 42 buildings accommodating 16,000 athletes from 205 countries.
Railway transport installs fiber optic cable for communication service
Surkhandarya region’s Railroad network continues the work on application of fibеr optic cable at its communication service. Now, residents of the region can purchase tickets to all trains, including domestic and international routes, at their local railway station.
Environmental Movement set up in Uzbekistan
The founding conference of the public association Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan was held on 2 August in Tashkent. The conference approved the movement charter and program, as well as elected the members of the central council, which included representatives of all regions of the country.
Delegation of Uzbekistan ready for Olympic Games
Sportsmen of Uzbekistan, which will participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, laid flowers to the Monument of Independence and Humanism in Tashkent on 2 August. Games participants, trainers and representatives of the public attended the solemn ceremony, which took place at the Olympic Glory Museum.
Admission tests held at Uzbek universities
All higher educational establishments of Uzbekistan held admission tests on 1 August. State testing center under the Cabinet of Ministers told UzA that nearly 346,000 applications were submitted this year to the universities. 58,000 students will be admitted to the bachelor’s degree, which is 6,400 more than last year.
Uzbek-Iranian intergovernmental commission holds session
The ninth session of the Uzbek-Iranian intergovernmental commission for trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation was held in Tashkent on 30 July.
French State Secretary for European Affairs visits Uzbekistan
Jean-Pierre Jouyet, French State Secretary for European Affairs, is visiting Uzbekistan. On 29 July, the French official held talks with the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) of Uzbekistan Ilgizar Sabirov.
New railway bridge to operate by Independence Day in Tashkent
The new railway bridge will be put into operation in Mirsolihov Street prior to the 17th independence anniversary in Tashkent. It is being constructed in the place of the old one, which was built in the early years of the 20th century.
The number of UZ domains reaches 7,000
The number of domains registered in the UZ zone exceeded 7,000 on 25 July. According to statistics on the website of the UZ domain zone administration, at the beginning of the current year the figure stood at 5,766 domains (the growth made up about 22%).
Young power engineering specialists’ forum held in Samarkand
Over 150 young people from eight industrial enterprises and service companies of Samarkand, Kashkadarya and Syrdarya regions exchanged experience at the Forum of young power engineering specialists in Samarkand.
Emir of Kuwait ends official visit to Uzbekistan
The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber As-Sabah ended his official visit to Uzbekistan. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov saw off the high-ranking guest at the Tashkent airport on 23 July. The visit of the Emir of Kuwait was fruitful and provided a good opportunity to discuss a wide range of bilateral relations and perspectives of cooperation.
Thailand delegation visits Uzbekistan
Delegation of Thailand headed by Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry Charivat Santaputra is on a visit to Uzbekistan. On 22 July, the members of the delegation held talks with the chairman of the Commerce and Industry Chamber of Uzbekistan Alisher Shaikhov.
President of Uzbekistan receives US Ambassador
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received US Ambassador to Tashkent Richard Norland at Oqsaroy residence on 22 July. Welcoming the US diplomat, President Karimov said the meeting was a good opportunity to exchange views on the issues of mutual interest. Working in Uzbekistan since November 2007, you have been able to closely familiarize yourself with the life in the country, Islam Karimov said.
Salaries in Uzbekistan to rise 20% from 1 September
President of Uzbekistan signed a decree on 21 July 2008 on increasing the size of the minimum salary, pensions, stipends and social allowances. The document envisages increase of the minimum salary of the budget-supported structures’ and organizations’ employees, as well as stipends, pensions and social allowances 1.2 times on the average.